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Special Buddhist train to cover Odisha from December

Posted on Oct 30, 07:28AM | IANS

A special train that takes tourists on a weeklong spiritual tour through different Buddhist centres in north and east India will cover such sites in Odisha from late December, an official release said Monday.

The special tourist train Mahaparinirvan Express starts from New Delhi on specific dates and covers famous Buddhist sites including Gaya, Gorakhpur, Agra and Varanasi.

The first train to cover Odisha is expected to start operating in the third week of December and out of seven days circuit, three days will be for Odisha, according to a statement released by the office of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.