Six Pilgrim Special Tourist Packages from October 2014

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Railways 
29-September-2014 16:47 IST

Indian Railways to Promote Rail Tourism By Running Six Pilgrim Special Tourist Packages from October 2014  

With a view to promote rail tourism in the country and to provide reasonably priced tourism package to tourists, especially the pilgrims in the country, India Railways has finalised six pilgrim special tourist train packages in the first phase,  which will kick start from 25th October 2014.
The Minister of Railways, Shri D.V.Sadananda Gowda, in his budget speech in July 2014, promised to run a tourist train covering the pilgrim and tourist places of Karnataka and Maharashtra. He also announced to run tourist trains in various Pilgrim Circuits like Devi Circuit, Jyotirling Circuit, Jain Circuit, Christian Circuit, Muslim / Sufi Circuit, Sikh Circuit, Buddhist Circuit, Famous Temple Circuit etc. The six packages starting from 25th October 2014, aim at implementing the budget announcement.
Indian Railways Corporation & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a Public Sector Undertaking of the Ministry of Railways has been entrusted with the running of all the six Pilgrim Special Tourist Trains. The tourist packages are;  Sukhamngalam Yatra,  Dham special with Dakshin Darshan via Lucknow, Dham special with Dakshin Darshan via Jaipur, Shikharji Circuit Yatra, Jyotirling Yatra, and Takht Parikrama.
Indian Railways has been giving special emphasis on promotion of Rail Tourism. A few more such Pilgrim Circuit tourist trains, in consonance with the Budget Announcement of the  Minister for Railways, are also being planned to launch by this year-end.
The unique features of the tourist train/package are:
1. Consists of Standard (SL Class), Comfort (3A Class) and Deluxe (2A Class) categories…all coaches specially renovated.
2. All inclusive (train journey, boarding, onboard/off board meals, road transfers, sightseeing, guide etc.) package
3. The exclusive train carries only tourists.
4. The train has a separate pantry car to cater food to the tourists.
5. There are different Boarding/De-boarding/station in the packages
(The detailed itinerates of these tour packages is enclosed herewith)


S.No. Yatra Name Date From –

Date To
Duration Itinerary Price
1. Sukhmangalam Yatra, starting from. Bangalore 25.10.14 – 03.11.14 09 nights/

10 days
Bijapur, Solapur, Pandharpur, Aurangabad, Shirdi Sai Nagar, Badami, Hampi.

Boarding/De-boarding points; Bangalore, Guntakal and Gadag.
Rs. 8,190 (Std)

Rs. 17,730 (Comfort)

Rs. 23,850 (Deluxe)

2. Dham Special with Dakshin Darshan, starting from   Chandigarh  via Lucknow 27.10.14 – 13.11.14 17 nights/

18 days
Ayodhya, Varanasi, Puri, Tirupati, Kanchipuram, Rameshwaram, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Aurangabad, Dwarka, Ujjain.

Boarding/De-boarding points; Chandigarh, Ambala, Saharanpur, Moradabad, Rampur, Bareilly , Sahajahanpur, Lucknow.
Rs. 16380 (Std)

Rs. 35,460 (Comfort)

Rs. 47,700 (Deluxe)

3. Dham Special with Dakshin Darshan, starting from  Chandigarh  via Jaipur 15.11.14 – 02.12.14 17 nights/

18 days
Ayodhya, Varanasi, Puri, Tirupati, Kanchipuram, Rameshwaram, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Aurangabad, Dwarka, Ujjain

Boarding/De-boarding points; Delhi Cantt, Rewari, Jaipur.
Rs. 16380 (Std)

Rs. 35,460 (Comfort)

Rs. 47,700 (Deluxe)

4. Shikharji Circuit Yatra, starting from. Jaipur 05.12.14 – 11.12.14 06 nights/

07 days
Rajgir, Pawapuri, Badagaon,  Parasnath, Varanasi.

Boarding/De-boarding points; Jaipur, Kanpur,  Kanpur, Lucknow, Sultmpur, Varanasi
Rs. 6,370 (Std)

Rs. 13,790 (Comfort)

Rs. 18,550 (Deluxe)

5 Jyotirling Yatra,  starting from Jaipur 13.12.14 – 24.12.14 11 nights/

12 days
Mahakaleshwar, Omkareshwar, Nageshwar, Somnath, Grishneshwar, Trayambkeshwar, Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga

Boarding/De-boarding points; Jaipur
Rs. 10,920 (Std)

Rs.  23,640 (Comfort)

Rs. 31,800 (Deluxe)

6. Takht Parikrama, starting from. Jammu Tawi 29.12.14 – 07.01.15 09 nights/

10 days
Gwalior, Nanded, Bidar, Patna Sahib.

Boarding/De-boarding points; Jammu Tawi, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Ambala, Delhi Safsarjung.
Rs. 9,100 (Std)

Rs. 19,700 (Comfort)

Rs. 26,500 (Deluxe)


TOLL FREE ENQUIRY: 1800 110 139; online booking @ www.irctctourism.com


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