Five months after the world's tallest statue, the Statue of Unity, was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Indian Railways is set to launch a special train service for tourists visiting the statue from March 4.
The special train will be part of a larger tour package that is being offered by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC).
The special train will run under the 'Bharat Darshan Tour Scheme' - the IRCTC's seven nights and eight days tour package.
The journey will commence from Chandigarh and will cover pilgrimages like Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga in Ujjain, Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga near Indore, Shirdi Sai Baba Darshan, Trimbakeshwar in Nashik, and Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga in Aurangabad.
It will also stop at Vadodara for a conducted tour of the Statue of Unity.
The tour is a tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel: Government
"The package has been designed to pay tribute to the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The Statue of Unity is situated on the river island called Sadhu Bet...It is the world's tallest statue at a height of 182 metres," said a government press release.
IRCTC offers several other tours under its 'Bharat Darshan' scheme
Apart from the Statue of Unity tour package, IRCTC offers several other tours under the 'Bharat Darshan Tour Scheme'. You can check other tour packages under the scheme on the IRCTC tourism website, or on the IRCTC mobile app under the Bharat Darshan tab.