Bharat Gaurav

Itanagar, March 25: The Bharat Gaurav Deluxe AC tourist train, taking travellers on a specially designed “North East Discovery: Beyond Guwahati” was flagged off from here for its onward journey to Naharlagun in Arunachal Pradesh.

Train, specially designed for India’s north-eastern states, arrived here on Thursday as the first destination after beginning its journey from Delhi’s Safdarjung railway station on March 21.

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At first, the tourists visited Kamakhya Temple, then Umananda Temple and Brahmaputra Sunset Cruise. Besides Guwahati, the train will pass through Sivasagar, Furkating and Kaziranga in Assam, Unakoti, Agartala, and Udaipur in Tripura, Dimapur and Kohima in Nagaland and Shillong and Cherrapunji in Meghalaya in the 15 days.

Bharat Gaurav is the first such tourism special train for the north-eastern states and it is in line with the Government of India’s initiative “Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat” and “Dekho Apna Desh” to promote domestic tourism, the release added.