The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) will launch two special rail tour packages during the Onam season. The first package is to Kashmir and the other to Himachal Pradesh (Shimla- Kullu-Manali).
According to the IRCTC, it is for the first time that they are launching such trains from Kerala to these places and an exclusive train consisting of both Sleeper Class and 3A Class along with pantry car will be launched for the purpose.
Both the 15-day tour plans offer four speciallydesigned packages — budget, standard, comfort and deluxe. These packages also cover Agra, Delhi, and Amritsar.
“These packages are specially designed keeping in mind travellers who wish to avail of LTC tours during Onam holidays,” said an IRCTC official.
The Kashmir Valley tour package is priced Rs 24,410 per person, while it is Rs 26,520 per person for Shimla-Kullu-Manali tour. The price is all inclusive, said the IRCTC officials.
The package includes non-AC sleeper or 3AC rail tickets, AC/Non-AC accommodation, transportation for sight-seeing, on board and off-board catering service (vegetarian food), travel insurance and services of full-time tour escorts and security on-board. Along with the special Onam package.
Its Tirupati tour is priced at Rs 4,635, while Velankanni tour package comes at Rs 3,145 and for Thanjavur and Kumbakonam, it is Rs 4,255.