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Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train - Tariff

Tariff for 2022-23 & 2023-24

Price per Person in USD (For Foreign Passport Holders)

Class of Train Occupancy Capacity Per Night For 07 Nights
A/C 1st Coupe 2 96 Guests $ 216.86 $ 1,518
A/C 1st Class 2/4 $ 171 $ 1,368
A/C 2nd Class 4 60 Guests $ 143 $ 1,144

Price per Person in INR (For Indian Nationals)

Class of Train Occupancy Capacity Per Night For 07 Nights
A/C 1st Coupe 2 96 Guests ₹ 17,229 ₹ 1,20,600
A/C 1st Class 2/4 ₹ 13,500 ₹ 1,08,000
A/C 2nd Class 4 60 Guests ₹ 11,280 ₹ 90,240

  Surcharge:  

  • USD 200 / INR 14650 Per Pax for single occupancy in hotel for entire tour or USD 50 / INR 3670 per stay.
  • USD 580 / INR 42470 Per Pax ( full / partial ) would be applicable for confirmed allocation of one lower berth only in a 2 seater first class cabin. Upper berth would not be allocated to other passenger.
  • USD 580 / INR 42470 Per Pax ( full / partial ) would be applicable for confirmed allocation of two lower berths only in a 4 seater first class cabin. Two upper berths would not be allocated to other passengers.

Tariff Includes

  • All rates are per person per Journey on Twin sharing basis.
  • Embark on a journey aboard the exclusive Air-Conditioned Train following the provided itinerary
  • Travel on comfortable, air-conditioned deluxe coaches as per the provided itinerary.
  • Visit to monuments and location as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary.
  • Meal as per the itinerary.
  • Service of Tour Manager.
  • Services of language Tour Guide.
  • Entrance Fees of Monuments/Locations as per itinerary.
  • Travel insurance.
  • For solo occupancy, additional charges will apply.
  • Prices may be revised in the event of alterations or modifications to the itinerary, inclusions, etc.
  • Package rates are inclusive of GST.

Tariff Excludes

  • India and Nepal visa fees.
  • Items of personal nature, e.g. Laundry, Medicine, Alcoholic drinks etc.
  • Road Transfers to and from Delhi-Safdarjung Railway Station.
  • Accommodation in Delhi before and after the trip, airfare, visa fees, etc
  • Any additional services not specified in the Package Price Includes.
  • Charges for the use of Still/Flash Video cameras at monuments and other designated places.

Notes

  • First AC Coupe consist only two passengers sharing a cabin during the train journey.
  • The tour prices listed above are calculated on a per-person, per-night basis, assuming double occupancy.
  • The above rates are subject to change on the basis of currency fluctuation.
  • IRCTC is delighted to extend special rates for Pre & Post Train Tour Arrangements, including services like Airport Hotel Transfer, Hotel Accommodation in Delhi, and Sightseeing in Delhi, among others.

  Hotel Single Occupancy :  

Passengers who prefer single occupancy, meaning they do not wish to share the room, can select this option during the booking process. This will require an additional payment of US$ 50 per night or US$ 200 for the entire tour.

Note: - Single Occupancy is not be applicable for Train journey.

Cancellation Terms

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.

Partial Tour

The Cut-off time (end of IRCTC services) and Reporting Time (commencement of IRCTC services) for tourists availing partial journeys (less than 7 nights) on the Buddhist Circuit Special Train is 1900 Hrs at the Railway station / Hotel. Tourists who wish to join the group before 1900 Hrs or extend the tour beyond 1900 Hrs will be required to pay charges for an additional night, over and above the total number of nights opted for.

Terms & Conditions

  The accommodation booked under this ticket is not transferable.

  The voucher is to be carried by the passenger during the journey along with the above photo identity card in original and is valid only when presented with this photo identity card. If the relevant photo identity card is not accompanied with this voucher, it will be considered as ticket-less travel and treated accordingly.

  The exact train timings are subject to minor modifications. All the travelling passengers must reconfirm the timings with IRCTC, corporate office before the start of their journey.

  This voucher is to be carried by the passenger during the journey along with the above photo identity card in original and is valid only when presented with this photo identity card.If the relevant photo identity card is not accompanied with this voucher, it will be considered as ticket-less travel and treated accordingly.

  On demand from ticket checking staff the passenger should produce this voucher along with the above mentioned photo identity card.

  Visa Clauses :-

  It may be noted that due to recent change in visa rules, travelers having multiple entry Indian visa on their passport may not be allowed to re-enter India (within Two months) after their Lumbini visit (as per this program).Travelers having double entry Indian visa will only be allowed to re-enter India after their Lumbini visit.

  Travelers are requested to recheck with Indian visa issuing authorities in their respective countries to have the appropriate visa enabling them travel to Lumbini and return to India. Travelers must present their travel itinerary to the visa issuing authorities at the time of visa application.

  All Foreign Tourists other than Indian Passport Holders must obtain a valid Indian visa allowing them to visit Nepal (as per the tour itinerary) during the tour and come back to India to complete the tour. All foreign tourists must recheck with visa section at the Indian Embassy / Indian Consulate / Visa Processing authority in their respective countries for the appropriate visa (Double Entry or Multiple Entry) as per their travel program.

  All Foreign Tourists other than Indian Passport Holders must have valid Nepal visa. In case foreign tourists are unable to process their Nepal visa before joining the tour, IRCTC will facilitate visa processing at the entry post. Such passengers should carry 2 passport size photographs with them. The visa fees if any will be paid by the passengers directly.

  Indian Nationals must carry a government issued photo identity card (passport, driving license, PAN card etc.) for Nepal visit.

   IRCTC reserves the right to refuse booking or travel of any passenger without assigning any reason.

  No refund or adjustment will be made in the event of interruption / non-use of full or any part of the tour or tour service by a tourist on his own after the commencement of the tour or closure of a sightseeing place or monument due any unknown reasons or closure on account of the decision /order of the local municipal administration /any other government authority / unforeseen events, circumstances, situations etc.

  In case any sightseeing being missed on account of the delay in local transportation buses / train due to the reasons beyond our control, no refund shall be made.

  Being a group tour, passengers would be required to share the bus / buses and train accommodation with other passengers.

In case any passenger / passengers wish to travel in separate bus/buses, he/she should inform IRCTC at least one month in advance. IRCTC would try to make appropriate arrangement for which passenger / passengers would be required to make additional payment. For the smooth operation of the tour, passengers would need to adhere to the instructions given by the Tour Manager from time to time.

  As per the tour program, this tour involves few long road journeys also. Due to inadequate infrastructure (toilets etc.) en-route, passengers may get little uncomfortable. However, efforts will be made to give breaks at the appropriate places and as & when required by the tourists.

  Train / Road journey time may exceed the expected travel time due to unforeseen circumstances such as traffic jams, break down of buses etc. This may result in late meal service, shortened / late/or no sightseeing etc.

  Meals in hotels and on train are of pre-fixed menus and are generally decided keeping the palate of the overall tourists. Menus according to the specific preferences would not be possible.

  As per the tour itinerary, hotel rooms at certain places are only provided for wash & change purpose. Passengers should not expect rooms to given to them for longer duration. Check-in at hotel rooms at certain places may be delayed to the due delay from hotel in providing the rooms.

  AC First class - has cabins with 4 berths (two lower & two upper). The cabins can be locked from inside as it has a sliding door.

  AC First class Coupe - has cabins with 2 berths (one lower & one upper). The cabins can be locked from inside as it has a sliding door

  AC Two Tier - has open cabins with 6 seats (Four on one side of the pathway and two on other side). Four seats cabin has two lower & two upper berths. The cabin does not have door and instead has a curtain. Two Seats (one lower & one upper) are on the other side of the pathway. These two seats also have curtains.

  AC Two Tier - has open cabins with 4 seats on one side of the pathway. Four seats cabin has two lower & two upper berths. The cabin does not have door and instead has a curtain.

  There is a limited storage place inside the train. The luggage can be placed under the seats / berths while on train. Hence, passengers are advised to travel with minimum luggage.

  Passengers are required to take care of their luggage / belongings themselves. IRCTC will not be responsible for any loss or damage of any of the luggage / belongings at the Railway Stations / Train / Bus / Hotels etc.

   It is the responsibility of the tourist to carefully read and fully understand all the terms and conditions / services to be offered / type of services to be offered etc. of this tour before making booking. In case of any doubts / clarifications, the same should be cleared with IRCTC before making the booking.

  The journeys are well planned in advance. We reserve the right to make changes to the programme if necessary at any point of time. Should the minimum number of passengers not be met or due to certain operational reasons & conditions, we reserve the right to cancel the departure or amend the same. Most of the changes made by us would be minor, but on certain occasions there could be possibility of making significant change. A change is defined as significant if it involves change of date or destination. In such an eventuality, we would inform the passengers on the contact details given by them in their booking forms.
In such cases, we would inform you as soon as possible and provide you following solutions :

  Accepting the changed arrangements or transferring your tour to another available tour date.

  Cancelling or accepting the cancellation where you will receive a refund of payment without interest remitted to us. However, there will be no refund of any service such as pre /post tour accommodation, airline tickets, visa charges etc. that have been booked by you and /or your travel agent.

  OCI Card Holder will be treated as Foreign National.

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