IRCTC launches special tour packages

Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Wednesday announced two special tour packages — Dakshin Darshan covering Goa and south India and Uttar Darshan covering tourists distinations in north India.

“Both the packages will be of nine nights and 10 days. Dakshin Darshan will start on August 7 from Ahmedabad and Uttar Darshan will start on August 22 from Pune,” said Rahul Himalian, additional general manager of IRCTC.

Both packages have two options for travellers — Standard (sleeper class) and Comfort (3AC).

For Dakshin Darshan, the cost for Standard option is Rs 12,649 per person. For Comfort option, it is Rs 18,499 per person. The comprehensive tour package includes train journey by sleeper or 3AC class, hotel or dharamshala accommodation, road transportation, meals, sightseeing, tour escorts and security arrangement. The train will cover cultural, heritage and pilgrimage destinations of Goa, Tirupati, Rameshwaram, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Kanyakumari and Kovalam, said Himalian.

For Uttar Darshan, the cost of the Standard option is Rs 11,499 per person and Comfort option is Rs 17,049 per person. The train will cover cultural, heritage and pilgrimage destinations such as Mathura, Agra, Haridwar, Amritsar and Vaishnodevi.

The boarding points for Dakshin Darshan are Kalyan and Pune and for Uttar Darshan, Ahmedabad, Kalyan and Pune.

Tourists can book their ticket either online at http://www.railtourismindia.com or by sending an email to tourismwz@irctc.com. People can also contact IRCTC offices at respective centres.

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Railway announces launch of `Dakshin Darshan’ tour

Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has announced launch of a special tour package that covers Goa and South India.

The package, `Dakshin Darshan’, will be of nine nights/ten days and will start on August 7 from Ahmedabad.

Under it, a special train will take tourists to cultural, heritage and pilgrimage destinations of Goa, Tirupati, Rameshwaram, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Kanyakumari and Kovalam.

The journey by this special train includes meals, accommodation, transportation, sight seeing, tour escorts and security arrangements, an official statement said.

The standard package (sleeper class) will cost Rs 12,649 per person and the comfort one is for Rs 18,499 (3rd AC).

The boarding points for tourists of Maharashtra shall be Kalyan (Mumbai) and Pune, he said.

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IRCTC to run “Dakshin Darshan” Special Tourist Train in Aug

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will be running a special tourist train to popular tourist spots in South India in August this year. The train will cover the places like Goa, Tirupati, Rameshwaram, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Trivendrum and Kovalam.

IRCTC has offered two packages for the Dakshin Darshan special tourist train. The standard package which includes food (three times a day), travel by sleeper coach and stay at non A/C accommodations at will cost Rs 12,649 per person. The Comfort package will include the same facilities with travel by 3 AC and stay in AC accommodations and will cost Rs 18,499 per person. Borading points for the train are at Ahmedabad, Kalyan and Pune.

The train will cover the route Ahmedabad – Goa- Tirupati – Rameshwaram – Madurai – Kanyakumari – Trivendrum – Kovalam. It will start from Ahmedabad on 7th August and return back on 16th Aug with the total journey duration of 9 nights and 10 days.

Both the packages include all facilities like journey by special train, Hotel/Dharamshala accommodation, road transportation, three meals a day, sightseeing, tour escorts etc. The special train will have 11 sleeper coaches and four 3rd AC coaches.

Bookings for the special train are open. Tourists can book their tickets at the Kalupur Railway station or through the website http://www.railtourismindia.com . Bookings can also be made at IRCTC’s office in Ahmedabad. A total of 950 seats are available.

“IRCTC had run similar trains in January and March this year too. In January, 921 tourists had traveled in the Dakshin Darshan tourist train while 555 tourists had traveled in March.” K.K Sing, DGM, Tourism, IRCTC.

With holidays of Janmastmi and Independence Day in the second week of August, this provides a good opportunity for tourists from Gujarat to make most of the mini holidays.

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