IRCTC offers fresh religious tour packages this summer

After the success of Jaipur to Goa tour package organized by the Indian Railway Catering and Travel Corporation (IRCTC) in April, the organization is once again offering lucrative packages for those who wish to visit Shirdi, Mahakaleshwar, Omkareshwar and other pilgrim sites starting from the first week of May.

The special ‘Bharat Darshan’ train will start from Jaipur on May 2. The package includes everything like train journey, boarding, site seeing and three times meals.

About the Bharat Darshan trains departing from Jaipur, an official with the IRCTC said on Wednesday: “The train departing on May 2 would take the passengers to Dwarka and Somnath. It is a 7-day package which costs Rs 3,591 per passenger and includes site seeing of the temples, stay in dharamshala, to and fro journey and three times meals.”

The next train will have an 11-day package and will take the passengers to Tirupati, Shirdi, Omkareshwar and Mahakaleshwar. “This too would have the same facilities and the charges would be Rs 5,672 per passenger,” the official added.

Meanwhile, for the veterans eyeing the seven dhams of pilgrimage, there is a 12-day package by the corporation. “It would be a trip to Omkareshwar, Mahakaleshwar, Dwarka, Somnath, Trimbakeshwar, Grishneshwar and one other,” the official said.

IRCTC had introduced a package for Jaipur to Goa in April which has been a hit and now they believe that ‘pilgrimage package’ would also fruitful.

Meanwhile, the tour operators are giving various lucrative packages to the hill stations including Kullu Manali, Shimla and others.