Buddhist Pilgrim Train Mahaparinirvan Express will add new Destinations to its Buddhist Pilgrim Tour Itinerary this Season
Indian Luxury Trains, a venture of National Tourism Award
winning company Indian Holiday Pvt. Ltd. has added yet another special tourist
train to its portfolio. The newest addition on this luxury train travel portal
is none other than Mahaparinirvana Express.
|Trace the Footsteps of Buddha aboard Mahaparinirvan Express|
Buddhist pilgrimage train, the Mahaparinirvana Express is
now all set to expand its itinerary. As opposed to the earlier 8 days pilgrim
program which included Bodh Gaya, Rajgir, Nalanda, Varanasi, Sarnath,
Gorakhpur, Kushinagar, Lumbini and Sravasti, the train will now run 21 days
itinerary with new spotlight being Orissa.
According to the official sources, this move has been taken
to accommodate the rush of Buddhist pilgrim tourists from Sri Lanka. Whereas
earlier, the majority of pilgrims arrived mostly from China, Thailand and other
East Asian countries, the rush of tourists from Sri Lanka is a new boom.
Talking to press Sreenivas Rao, managing director of Rao
Travels said that there are nearly 400 million people around the world who are
Buddhist of which only 200,000 (2007 figure) to 500,000 people come to India.
As the only palace place where these visitors can trace the footsteps of Buddha
and progress of their faith, we "We
should look to at least two million," he added.
This Buddhist tourist train is the latest addition on the
website of the Indian Luxury Trains. Details of tariff, schedule and
itineraries along with booking and cancellation policy are mentioned in details
on Luxury Train Travel website.
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