By Diksha Khiatani on Dec 30, 2017
Golden opportunity for avid travelers and curious writers! Pack your bags for a memorable sojourn to breathtaking views and marvelous experiences.
‘The Great Indian Blog Train’, a joint venture of The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) along with the tourist departments of the states of Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Karnataka, is stealing the limelight nowadays. 60 lucky aspiring bloggers from all around the world will get a chance to go on board on to witness the grandeur and splendor of India’s royal past.
Embark on a 7N / 8D journey in four of India’s luxury trains namely, Deccan Odyssey, Palace on Wheels, Maharajas Express and Golden Chariot. Bloggers will travel across the finest historical places all over the India like Goa, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Tourists throng these destinations to gain complete insights about the history, heritage and culture of the country.
Take a tour to royal palaces and majestic forts of Rajasthan and walk through the enthralling Ajanta and Ellora Caves in Maharashtra. The glorious and rich past of India is sure to startle your inner senses. But wait! There’s a lot more to come. Another best part of this journey is that all this is accompanied by an ethereal ride and lavish accommodations within the luxury trains.
The much anticipated tour will begin on 7th, 10th and 19th February 2018. To be a part of this event, all you’ve to do is to fill in a registration form along with the necessary details. Post a thorough screening of the details by the appointed committee, the desirable candidates will go to next level. At the second level, the selected bloggers have to submit an introductory video of maximum 2 minutes and a write-up in English on ‘Why you would want to visit India’. You should wind up this write up in 50 to 100 words.
Further, the candidates also have to verify that they own a valid passport. The Ministry of Tourism will be covering all expenses related to travel, accommodation with meals, both domestic and international air travel/ sightseeing tours from the commencement of the event till end. However, all medical insurance, travel or visa fee will have to be covered by the participants.
A writer by day and a tsundoku at night. Emerging from an Engineering background, Diksha is a travel freak and anxious to explore different cultures and religions. Inclined towards the off-beat places, she wishes to uncover the secrets on her Scooty (if possible). She always grabs some time to take a quick nap, listen to music, skating and eat a brownie.
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