GTDC-IRCTC to operate Special Carnaval Charter Coach from Mumbai to Goa on Feb 5

GTDC-IRCTC to operate Special Carnaval Charter Coach from Mumbai to Goa on Feb 5

The  Indian Railway  Catering and Tourism Corporation  Ltd. (IRCTC)  in association with  Goa  Tourism Development   Corporation (GTDC)  is  set  to  have  a  Special  Carnaval Charter Coach  chugging  into  Goa  during Carnaval with a   GTDC tour  package   specially  designed  for its  passengers between  February 6- 9, 2016.

Carnaval  in  Goa  begins   from  February 6 until  February 10 and  passengers   availing  of this  package   will  get  an opportunity  to  enjoy the  four   day event  which  also  includes  watching  the  Carnaval  float  parade in the  capital city – Panjim  on Saturday, February 6.

The  package    is  entitled  Goa  Carnaval  Package   of   a total  duration   of five  nights and six  days.  The  duration of  stay  in Goa   will be  three  nights  and   four  days.  This  includes   accommodation and sightseeing.  The  special  charter   coach  will  set  out  from Mumbai  on  February 5.  The three-tier AC  sleeper coach  can accommodate   around  70  passengers and will  arrive  at  the  Margao Station on February 6 at 7.00 a.m.

The  packages    include  Standard  Comfort  and Deluxe priced   between Rs 7,695 and 17,395  per  pax. The  tour  of   Goa  includes  places  of touristic  importance   in North and South  Goa.  Visit  to beaches,  temples, churches,  historical  sites   are  all included   in the  package.

Bookings for travel on this train are available on-line only.

The Special  Carnaval  Charter  Coach   is  part  of the  joint  venture   entered  into  between  the  Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) and the IRCTC to promote holiday special trains after the Union ministry for Railways accorded its approval for the running of holiday special trains to Goa, and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the two organizations.

The  Minister  for  Tourism, Mr. Dilip Parulekar  said, “I  am  extremely  happy   that  we are  going to  have   the   Special  Carnaval Charter  Coach arriving  in Goa  on February 6.   This   will set  the  momentum and excitement   here  in Goa  which  is   looking  forward  to    unveiling  a new  Carnaval   project  entitled  ‘Destination Carnaval’.    Goa is  the  destination   for  tourists    to  visit  between  February 4  to Feb 10 as  we  are  also  organizing   the   Grape  Escapade and  Carinval.  We are optimistic  to get an overwhelming response to this IRCTC and GTDC  package tour.”

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