‘Bharat Gaurav’, ‘Punya Kshetra Yatra’ trains embark on journey from Secunderabad

Hyderabad, (Thestates.news)| The Bharat Gaurav Trains of the South Central Railway continue to garner immense response from rail users.

Launched as a Tourist Circuit Train offering a unique experience to rail passengers in the two Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the train commenced another trip on Tuesday from Secunderabad Railway Station, covering significant tourist destinations in the Southern States of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

The Bharat Gaurav Train set off on its journey with 75-year-old Raghuma Reddy, a resident of Hyderabad and one of the rail yatris, inaugurating the journey from Secunderabad Railway station. P. Rajkumar, Group General Manager of IRCTC, who was also present during the launch.

The nine-day tour of Divy Dakshin Yatra with Jyotirlinga presents a wonderful opportunity for rail passengers and pilgrims from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to explore important sites such as Tiruvannamalai (Arunachalam), Rameswaram, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Trivandrum, Trichy, and Thanjavur.

Notably, the train offers boarding and de-boarding facilities for passengers at Secunderabad, Kazipet, Warangal, and Khammam stations in Telangana, as well as Vijayawada, Tenali, Ongole, Nellore, Gudur, and Renigunta stations in Andhra Pradesh.

Given the unique opportunities provided by the train, passengers not only from Secunderabad railway station but also from enroute stations have eagerly availed of the services of the Bharat Gaurav Train. The train caters to both AC and Non-AC passengers with a diverse composition, including 2 AC (1), 3 AC (3), and Sleeper (7) classes. Reflecting the patronage from all segments, rail passengers from both Secunderabad Station and enroute stations have utilised both AC and Non-AC train services.

Arun Kumar Jain, General Manager of SCR, expressed his satisfaction at the positive response received from passengers for the Bharat Gaurav Tourist train from SCR.

He emphasised that the Bharat Gaurav trains will significantly contribute to the growth of spiritual tourism in the country. Jain also highlighted that the train offers an excellent opportunity for pilgrim passengers to visit culturally prominent and historical places without the hassle of planning individual itineraries.