Shri Ramayan Express starts on Nov 14..Say Jai Shri Ram from Ayodhya to Lanka..Know how to book tickets

New Delhi, Nov 13: In its latest offering, the railways will run a special train named after Lord Ram covering the destinations associated with the mythological character in India and Sri Lanka. The 'Shri Ramayana Express', which can carry 800 passengers, will start its service from November 14. The train will be flagged off from Safdarjung railway station in Delhi.The special tourist train will offer a 16-day tour package--one in India and the other in Sri Lanka. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will manage the tour.After leaving Delhi, the train will make its first stop at Ayodhya followed by Hanuman Garhi Ramkot and Kanak Bhawan temple. The train will then cover the important destinations of Ramayana circuit such as Nandigram, Sitamarhi, Janakpur, Varanasi, Prayag, Shringverpur, Chitrakoot, Nasik, Hampi and Rameshwaram. The cost of the package is Rs 15,120 per person.The Sri Lankan component of the tour package will cover destinations like Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Colombo and Negombo, and will be charged separately, the statement said, adding passengers opting for this component can take a flight to Colombo from Chennai.How to book tickets for Shri Ramayana Express1. Online booking for the special train will be available on IRCTC website2.The booking will also be done by IRCTC's 27 tourist facilitation centres.3. 800 seats available  on the train.4. Bookings will be done in standard category only5. Package includes travel, accommodation, food and sight-seeing6.  Tour manager will be accompany the passengers7. Sri Lanka leg of the tour will be charged separately8. Those opting for Sri Lanka tour can take flight to Colombo from Chennai9. IRCTC currently offers 5-night/6-day Sri Lanka tour package10 Lanka package costs starti from Rs 36,970 per person.News24 Bureau/ PTI