new Delhi. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation i.e. IRCTC will start operating the ‘Divine Maharashtra’ tourist train from 8 January to cover the major religious and heritage tourist destinations of Central India. IRCTC spokesman Siddharth Singh said in a statement that IRCTC will start AC deluxe tourist train ‘Divine Maharashtra’ from Safdarjung railway station in Delhi on 8 January. He said that the five-day journey from Delhi will begin on January 8 and will end on January 12.
Four night and five day package
Singh said that in a four-night and five-day tour, Divine Maharashtra would cover major religious and heritage tourist destinations in central India. The yatra will cover two Jyotirlingas – the Trimbakeshwar Shiva temple in Nashik, Maharashtra and Ghrishneshwar, Shirdi Sai and Shani temples in Aurangabad and Ellora Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Characteristics of train
He said that this new deluxe tourist train has many facilities including two great dining restaurants, a modern kitchen, a shower cubicle in coaches, sensor based washroom function, foot massage. The train is fully air conditioned. The train has enhanced security features in the form of CCTV cameras. IRCTC has also deployed personal security guards on the train.
Ready on the lines of ‘Look Apna Desh’
Singh said that the Maharashtra Divine Train has been designed on the lines of ‘Dekho Apna Desh’, a government initiative to promote domestic tourism. The cost of the tour package starts at Rs 24,120 per person for domestic tourists. All necessary health precautions will be taken during the journey.