What are your plans this summer? IRCTC introduces a new summer-special AC-tourist train. The latest initiative has been taken for tourists of Southern India, who want to enjoy the beauty and weather of Northern India.
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The first tour started on May 4, 2018, and will last for 12 days. The tourists were flown from Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu and were given a tour of New Delhi before starting the journey on the new AC tourist train.
The special features of this train include 2 AC-1st class coaches, 3 AC-II class coaches, and 2 AC-III class coaches. This new train is offered in Standard, Comfort and Deluxe categories with varying luxuries.
This exclusive air-conditioned train will carry tourists only. Also, to cater to the taste buds of passengers, it has a separate pantry which offers south Indian vegetarian food. There is also a power car attached to the train which ensures power supply at all times. Another provision has been made for the luggage security of passengers. The tour includes travel by the AC tourist train, air-conditioned/non-air conditioned travel by road and sightseeing, air-conditioned/non-air conditioned hotel accommodation for night stay, on-board and off-board vegetarian catering, security, services of tour escort, etc.
Here are some features of the new AC-tourist train package by IRCTC:
- Economy class flight from Chennai/Kochi/Coimbatore to Delhi
- Tour Escort & Security on train
- Travel Insurance
- Includes all meals (South Indian & Indian)
- AC/non-AC hotel stay/road journey
There are 2 tour options for the tourists:
This package starts from Rs 43,500 and covers places like Amritsar, Manali, Kullu, Manikaran and Chandigarh.
This package starts from Rs 42800 and covers places like Amritsar, Srinagar, Sonmarg and Gulmarg.
Both these tours will cover Agra and Delhi. The tour will culminate at Trivandrum, says IRCTC.
Important: According to IRCTC employees of central, state governments and PSU staff can make use of their LTA for the AC tourist train, if applicable.