IRCTC launches tour packages for pilgrim sites

 Tuesday, January 4, 2022 


Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has announced quite a handful of tour packages to different pilgrim and tourist destinations for boosting domestic tourism, originating from different cities of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The details were discussed at a press conference by group general manager D. NarasingaRao.

Pilgrim special tourist trains include Vibrant Gujarat (SCZPSTT) covering places like Somnath – Dwarka – Nageshwar – Bet Dwarka – Ahmedabad – Statue of Unity. The tour duration is from January 21 to 31 with boarding and deboarding at Vijayawada, Eluru, Rajahmundary, Samalkot, Tuni and Visakhapatnam. The cost per head for standard category in sleeper class is Rs. 10,400 and comfort category in three-tier AC is Rs. 17,330. There would bedharamshala halls and dormitories for non-AC passengers. For AC passengers, it will be in non-AC hotels on a twin or triple multi-sharing basis.

Morning tea/coffee, vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and one litre drinking water per day, non-AC road transfers and sightseeing are included in the fare.

Bharat Darshan train package includes Gracious Goa (SCZBD-39) through Hampi from February 12 to 18 with boarding and deboarding at Anakapalle, Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry, Eluru, Vijayawada, Khammam, Warangal and Secunderabad. Standard sleeper class fare is Rs. 6,220 and comfort 3AC category is Rs. 8,090.

Uttar Bharat Darshan with Mata Vaishno Devi tour starts from March 19 to 27 covering Agra, Amritsar, Hardiwar, Mathura and Vaishno Devi. Boarding and deboarding stations are at Rajahmundry, Samalkot, Tuni, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam. Standard sleeper class fare is Rs. 8,150 and comfort 3AC is Rs. 10,400.

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