Bharat Gaurav train begins Shri Jagannath Yatra, to cover pilgrimage sites in UP, Bihar, Odisha

Updated: Jan 25 2023 9:37PM

New Delhi, Jan 25 (PTI) The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation on Wednesday flagged off the Bharat Gaurav tourist train, which will cover some prominent pilgrimage and heritage destinations in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha, as part of the special Shri Jagannath Yatra.

The train commenced its eight-day tour during which it will cover one of India's 'Char Dhams' -- the Jagannath temple in Puri. Besides, visits to Varanasi, Baidyanath Dham and Gaya will be added attractions.

India is a spiritual country and often, despite wanting to, the middle class (people) cannot travel to these places, Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy, who was present at the event, said.