The Indian Railways is set to launch its first Bharat Gaurav train to the northeast on March 21 which will offer passengers a tour of the region, the Ministry of Railways said in a statement on Saturday.
The 15-day tour will cover Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Tripura, and Meghalaya.
"The much sought-after train tour 'North East Discovery: Beyond Guwahati' is ready to depart on March 21, 2023, from Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station on a 14 nights/15 days itinerary.
"State-of-the-art Deluxe AC Tourist Train with AC I & AC II class will accommodate a total of 156 tourists," the statement said.
The places which will be covered as part of the tour are Guwahati, Sivasagar, Jorhat, and Kaziranga in Assam; Unakoti, Agartala, and Udaipur in Tripura; Dimapur and Kohima in Nagaland; and Shillong and Cherapunji in Meghalaya.
Tourists can also board or deboard at Delhi, Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Tundla, Itawah, Kanpur, Lucknow, and Varanasi railway stations.
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has also tied up with payment gateways Paytm and Razorpay for providing EMI payment options to customers.