New Delhi, Nov 20: Mini-ratna PSU Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) will launch two semi-luxury train services in December which will showcase India’s deserts and heritage. The premium train services, Desert Circuit and Heritage Circuit, will start from New Delhi on a five-day odyssey.
Desert Circuit will traverse Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer and Jaipur while Heritage Circuit will touch Varanasi, Khajuraho and Agra. Desert Circuit will start in mid-December and end on April 21, 2016 while Heritage Circuit begins on December 20 with its last trip starting on April 24, 2016. Both train services will run eight trips until summer begins in north India.
“We expect good occupancy as the tourist season is on,” said A.K. Manocha, chairman and MD, IRCTC. Desert Circuit packages range from Rs.20,625 to Rs.36,900 while Heritage Circuit packages are priced between Rs.18,290 and Rs.35,900.
The packages include 3-star hotel accommodation, intercity transfers, all meals, sightseeing, English/Hindi speaking guides and travel insurance among others. (IANS)