Mumbai, 23rd May 2023: Amidst an air of anticipation and excitement, the inaugural ceremony of the illustrious Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train, set to embark on the sacred “Sri Rameshwaram-Tirupati: Dakshin Yatra,” took place at the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai. This momentous event unfolded on Tuesday, the 23rd of May, 2023, marking the beginning of a soul-stirring journey that would weave together spirituality and exploration. The train, destined to traverse a circular route, will gracefully return to CSMT on the 2nd of June, 2023.
Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train promises an enchanting 10-night and 11-day sojourn, delving into the divine realms of Mysuru, Bengaluru, Kanyakumari,Thiruvananthapuram, Rameshwaram, Madurai, and Tirupati. This extraordinary itinerary, meticulously curated under the revered “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” and “Dekho Apna Desh” initiatives, seeks to foster a profound sense of appreciation for the treasures that lie within our own nation, while encouraging the magnificence of domestic tourism.
Embarking on this enchanting odyssey, travelers will be welcomed aboard a train designed to surpass all expectations. The Bharat Gaurav Train boasts One AC-2 Tier, Three AC-3 Tier, 7 Sleeper Class, 2 Generator Coaches, and an Air-conditioned Pantry Car. Exuding an atmosphere of comfort and elegance, this train not only adheres to the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness but also promises an unforgettable experience that embodies the essence of luxury travel.
The inaugural ceremony was graced by the esteemed presence of Shri Naresh Lalwani, the General Manager of Central Railway, who extended a warm welcome to the enthusiastic travelers embarking on this remarkable journey. Engaging with the passengers, he fostered a sense of camaraderie and shared their excitement for the adventure that awaited them. The ceremony also saw the distinguished presence of Shri Alok Singh, the Additional General Manager of Central Railway, Shri Mukul Jain, the Principal Chief Operations Manager, Shri Dhananjay Naik, the Principal Chief Commercial Manager, and Shri Rajnish Goyal, the Divisional Railway Manager of Mumbai Division. Notably, Shri Rahul Himalian, the Group General Manager of IRCTC West Zone, and several
other esteemed heads of departments from Central Railway added to the grandeur of the occasion.
As the inaugural ceremony drew to a close, an air of anticipation filled the air, accompanied by the heartfelt wishes and blessings bestowed upon the passengers embarking on this remarkable journey. The Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train, resplendent in its grandeur, stands ready to weave an enchanting tapestry of spirituality, exploration, and cultural immersion, inviting travelers to embark on a profound pilgrimage through the heart and soul of India.