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IRCTC to help of pilgrims

Abhijit Prashar Might 14, 2009, 08. 21am IST NATÜRLICH

CHANDIGARH: It will soon get easy for transportation tourists from Chandigarh to visit religious locations in the area. The actual Indian Rail Providing and Tourism Company (IRCTC) with the procedure for creating a offer to promote spiritual tourism in the area. This will entail ferrying railway passengers from Brand new Delhi to Chandigarh and tying up with tourism boards of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh as well as Himachal Pradesh for transporting these to these locations on buses as well as cabs.

Because the majority of the spiritual places in the area do not have train connectivity to Chandigarh, it had been felt which tourist buses as well as taxis arranged through the tourism improvement boards and companies of respective says would end up being a better option.

Sources said IRCTC had been actively taking a look at having the process started to ensure that these could be advertised on the IRCTC internet site, providing travelers and railway passengers with details about religious tourism. The locations that have been recognized for the project in its initial stage are Kurukshetra, Fatehgarh Sahib, Naina Devi, Anandpur Sahib, Chintpurni, Chamunda Devi as well as Jwalamukhi Devi.

Sources in Punjab History and Tourism Marketing Board said the plans were in the initial phases, but will be a benefit for travelers.

A senior official mentioned, ”With Bharat Darshan train not being attached to Chandigarh, this project would be assist in showcasing spiritual and cultural history of the state. ”

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