The Mahaparinirvan Express, a Buddhist Pilgrim Train is the newest initiative of the IRCTC ( Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation) that will cater to Buddhist pilgrims on a pan-India, 8 day journey to all major Buddhist destinations. The train traverses through important pilgrim destinations in both India and Nepal. The train was inaugurated in 2007 and 5 years on, has gained decent credibility among Buddhist devotees who swear by the train's well thought out itinerary and the luxury it affords.
The Mahaparinirvan Express has 18 first AC berths, 92 two-tier AC berths and 256 three-tier AC berths. Although not a luxury train per se, the Mahaparinirvan Express still affords great levels of luxury and comfort to its passengers.
The Mahaparinirvan Express journey is an elaborate, well planned 8 day tour that begins and ends at Delhi. During its course, the Mahaparinirvan Express travels through prominent Buddhist pilgrim destinations of Bodhgaya, Varanasi, Sarnath, Lumbini, Sravasti, besides the city of the Taj Mahal, Agra. All tour highlights are well spaced and nowhere does the itinerary feels rushed.
The Mahaparinirvan Express is a lifetime experience that can be booked at really reasonable prices. Indian Luxury Trains offers comprehensive packages for the train's upcoming journeys next year. Call us today or drop us an email and we will get back on your tour query.
Tour Duration: - 8 days/ 7 nights
Day-wise Program: (Season 2016 - 2017)
|Day 1, Saturday|
|8:40 hrs||Reporting at the Delhi Cantonment railway station.|
|9:10 hrs||Steam Express departs.|
|13:00 hrs||Lunch on Board.|
|16:00 hrs||Welcome at Alwar station on arrival with tika & garland of guest by RTDC.|
|16:30 hrs||Transfer to Hotel Tiger Den or Similar by Deluxe Coach via Lake Palace at Siliserh stopping at Lake Palace, Siliserh for Tea/Snacks.|
|17:30 hrs||Welcome & Check-in at Hotel Tiger Den or Similar with welcome drink(non-alcoholic), accommodation on twin sharing basis.|
|20:00 hrs||Cultural Programme followed by Dinner at Hotel. Over night stay at Hotel|
|October' 2016||8th & 22nd|
|November' 2016||12th & 26th|
|December' 2016||10th & 24th|
|January' 2017||7th & 21st|
|February' 2017||4th & 18th|
|March' 2017||4th & 18th|
|Class of Travel||Rates (Per Person Per Night)||Tariff for Full Tour
(for 07 nights)
|AC - First Class||USD 165||USD 1155|
|AC - Two Tier||USD 135||USD 945|
|AC - Third Tier Class||USD 115||USD 805|
|AC - First Coupe||USD 165 +(USD 150 Per Pax for Partial/Full Tour)||USD 1305|
Passenger who would like to have Single occupancy i.e. do not wish to share the room with anyone else should choose the option at the time of booking by paying additional amount of US$ 50 per night or US$ 200 for the full tour.
Note. Single Occupancy is not be applicable for Train journey.
|No. of days before commencement of Trip*||Total Deductions|
|45 Days and above(excluding departure date)||10% of the Package cost.|
|Within a period of 44 to 15 Days (excluding departure date)||25% of the package cost|
|Within a period of 14 to 7 Days (excluding of Departure Date)||50% of the package cost|
|Within the period of 7 Days or before the scheduled date of departure||100% of the package cost|
|*Excluding the day of start of journey.|
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