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Takht Express: New Luxury Train Traversing Sikh Shrines

By Nikhil Chandra on Nov 22, 2011

Takht Express - New Luxury Train
Takht Express - New Luxury Train Traversing Sikh Shrines

A new luxury train to cover Sikh shrines will be launched soon, announced Rakesh Tandon, Managing Director of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). This new luxury train traversing 6 Sikh religious shrines will be launched on 23rd December, 2011 from Chandigarh and will be called ‘Takht Express’. The announcement was made in Beijing where Mr. Tandon is on a mission to promote ‘Mahaparinirvana Express’, a Buddhist tourist train. Mahaparinirvana Express is being run on Buddhist tourist circuit in India and Nepal.

The move has not come as a surprise considering the success of luxury trains plying on religious routes among overseas tourist. Even last year Deccan Odyssey, an Indian luxury train, which made a similar run across 5 Sikh shrines, was a huge success.

Speaking to the press and travel agents in Beijing, Mr Tandon added that Takht Express was being launched following the growing demand of such luxury trains covering pilgrimage routes. The event in the Beijing was a joint initiative of IRCTC and Indian Embassy to promote Mahaparinirvana Express among the Buddhist in China.

Nikhil Chandra

A savvy traveler and a part of Indian Luxury Trains (ILT) for last 2 years, Nikhil Chandra offers travel advice on a range of issues like when, where and how to travel along with advice on finding best deals and places for a perfect holiday. He is also the luxury travel feature writer for Indian Luxury Trais (ILT).

Posted on Nov 22, 2011

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