South Central Railway published that Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) organize Special Pilgrimage Tours by Chartered Train Coaches to Various Destinations of South and North India.
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The Special Pilgrimage Tours included the places like Sabarimalai, Rameswaram, Varanasi, Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Mathura - Vrindavan; Gaya, Prayaga.
A discount of 5% is offered to those who book their tour at the booking counter in Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF), Hyderabad being held from 11th to 13th July, 2014 at HITEX Exhibition Center. The package tours include confirmed reservation in trains, hotel accommodation and road transport with guide.
Regular running tour package of IRCTC is also avail along with this Special Pilgrimage Tour . The Regular running includes Tirupati, Shirdi, Vishno Devi, Haridwar and Rishikest. Government employees can avail these packages under LTC. Shortly IRCTC will introduce Goa package by train and flight.
Following are the details of the Special Pilgrimage Tours packages.
Secunderabad - Rameswaram Pilgrimage Package Tour :
- The five nights / six days Comfort and Budget category. which starts on 13th August, 2014, 20th August, 2014 and 17th September, 2014 from Secuderabad will cost Rs.7581/- per person.
- Visiting sites - Ramanathaswamy Temple, Kothandaramar Temple, Dhanushkodi Beach, Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple, Lakshmana Threetham, Ram Kund, Ramar Padam, Pampan Bridge at Rameswaram; Kumari Amman Temple, three Seas confluence point, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Thiruvalluvar Statue, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Mandpam in Kanniyakumari; Nagarcoil Temple, Suchindram Temple, Padmanabhapuram palace, Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple and Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal in Madurai.
Secunderabad - Varanasi Pilgrimage Package Tour :
- The five nights / six days Comfort and Budget category. which starts on 8th August, 2014 and 15th August, 2014 from Secuderabad will cost Rs.7381/- per person.
- Visiting sites - Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Birla Mandir, Sankata Mochan, Tulasi Manasa Mandir, Durga Mandir and Bharat Mata Mandir, Ganga aarthi pooja, Kashi Visalakshi Temple, Annapoorni Temple, Ramnagar Fort, Sarnat, Triveni Sangam Snan-the Ganga, Yamuna and the Mythical Saraswati, Hanuman Garhi, Pataalpuri Mandir, Anand Bhavan, Swaraj Bhavan, Museum and Kusroo Bage.
Secunderabad - Sabarimalai Pilgrimage Package Tour :
- The four nights / five days Comfort and Budget category .which will be operated during 15th November 2014 and 20th January 2015 from Secuderabad will cost Rs.4178/- per person.
- Visiting sites - Vaikom, Kaduthuruthy and Ettumannor Temples, Sabarimalai Ayyappa Darshan and Abhishekham, Village back - water cruise etc. Andhra food is included in off board service.
Vijayawada - Sabarimalai Pilgrimage Package Tour :
- The four nights / five days Comfort and Budget category. Which will be operated during 15th November and 10th January 2015 from Vijayawada.
- Visiting sites - Vaikom, Kaduthuruthy and Ettumannor Temples, Sabarimalai Ayyappa Darshan and Abhishekham, Village back - water cruise, Guruvayoor, Elephant Yard, Mammiyur Temple, Hanuman Temple and Vadakumnathan Temple. Andhra food is included in off board service.
Secunderabad - Golden Triangle of North India Pilgrimage Package Tour :
- The seven nights / eight days Comfort category which starts on 5th September 2014 from Secuderabad will cost Rs.15507/- per person.
- Visiting sites - Delhi, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Red Fort, Raj Ghat, India Gate, Akshardham Temple, Jama Masjid if time permits; Jaipur(Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Amer Fort. If time permits, visit City Palace); Ajmer and Pushkar; Agra (Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Ram Bagh) and Fatehpur Sikri. Mathura (Dwarikadhish Temple, SriKrishna Janmasthan, Krishna Balaram Mandir and Government Museum) and Vrindavan (Prem Mandir).
Aadi Amavasai Special AC Tourist trains :
- Bangalore via Chennai, Vijayawada and Warangal to Kasi and Gaya, Prayag (Allahabad).
- The service will depart from on 23rd July 2014 at 11.00 pm.
- Bangalore :: 080-22960014, 09840902917, 09840902919.
- Secunderabad :: 9701360701 / 715 / 729, 9701360647 / 648 / 653 / 697 / 698, 040-27702407, 040-23400606.
- Vijayawada :: 0866-2572280, 9701360602.
- Tirupati :: 0877-2222010, 9701360675.
Website :: http://www.irctctourism.com