There is some good news for the Kashi pilgrims of Hubballi Dharwad. IRCTC in association with the Government of Karnataka has announced the Bharat Gaurav Kashi Yatra train via Hubballi on February 21.
The train departs KSR Bengaluru Railway Station at 1:00 PM on 21st February 2023. The train has stoppages at Birur, Haveri, Hubballi, Belagavi, and Raybag railway stations.
IRCTC had fixed the fare of Rs 20,000 per person. But the Karnataka government has announced a 5,000 discount for the same. Hence to and fro journey will cost 15,000 Rs per person.
The train covers the prominent sacred places of Varanasi, Ayodhya & Prayagraj in a 08 days journey. The ticket fare includes to and fro journey. Details are as follows.
The train runs non-stop till Varanasi after Rayabag. Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea, and Dinner on board for the passengers. Overnight stay will be provided at Varanasi (Day 3).
Itinerary at Varanasi Day 4: Breakfast at the hotel and visit Tulasi Mandir & Sankata Mochan Hanuman Mandira. Post Lunch devotees will visit the Kashi Vishwanath temple & take Holy Bath in Ganges.
Itinerary Day 5: Departure from Varanasi Railway Station at 06:00 AM towards Ayodhya. Post Lunch visit Ram Janambhoomi and Hanuman Garhi at Ayodhya.
Evening: Glimpse of Saryu Arati. Then devotees will be taken Ayodhya Railway Station at 9:30 PM. Dinner will be served and the train departs towards Prayagraj at 11:00 PM.
Itinerary Day 6: Early morning arrival at Prayagraj Railway Station. Hotel transfer to take bath and change. Visit Triveni Sangam and Hanuman temple at Sangam Prayag.
Then devotees will be taken back to Prayagraj Railway Station at 1:00 PM. The return journey starts towards Bengaluru starts at 2:00 PM. The stoppages will remain the same on the return journey.
The tickets for the Bharat Gaurav Kashi yatra train can be booked through the IRCTC portal linked here. For more details, one may contact the IRCTC tourist information center at Bengaluru, Mysuru, and Hubballi.
Train Journey by Bharat Gaurav Special tourist train will be provided in 3-tier AC class. Night stay will be provided in Hotels in Non-AC Rooms on a twin/triple share basis.
All Transfers and sightseeing is by Non-AC buses only. Travel insurance will be provided for the passengers. All the meals served will be Vegetarian only.
All Guests are requested to carry Voter ID/Aadhar Card & Covid-19 final dose certificate with them. The itinerary is tentative and can be changed or modified subject to the smooth and timely running of the Train.
Cancellation charges for the Bharat Gaurav train is as follows:
- If cancelled: 100% of the package cost will be deducted.