Indian Railway Announce Special Six Pilgrim Trains from 25th October

The India Railways has very rationally confirmed the commencement of the six pilgrim trains and tourist packages from 25th October 2014.

The Railway Minister, Shri D.V Sadananda Gowda, announced in his last budget speech July 2014; that the trains will be covering the pilgrim destinations of all the religious groups in India.

The Indian Railways Corporation and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) are assigned to oversee the functioning of these trains.

The Special Six Pilgrim Trains Tour packages are named as:

1. Sukhamangalam Yatra, Ex Bangalore

Duration : 9 nights/ 10 days
Destinations covered : Bajipur-Solapur-Pandharpur-Aurangabad-Shirdi-Badami
Starting date : 24th October 2014
Price Details : Standard (8,190/-), Comfort (17,730/-), Deluxe (23,850/-)

2. Dham Special with Dakshin Darshan through Lucknow

Duration : 17 nights/ 18 days
Destinations covered : Ayodhya – Varanasi – Puri – Tirupati – Kanchipuram – Rameshwaram – Madurai – Kanyakumari- Aurangabad – Dwarka – Ujjain
Starting date : 27th October 2014
Price Details : Standard (16,380/-), Comfort (35,460/-), Deluxe (47,700)

3. Dham Special with Dakshin Darshan through Jaipur

Duration : 17 nights/ 18 days
Destinations covered : Ayodhya- Varanasi- Puri- Tirupati- Kanchipuram-Rameshwaram-Madurai- Kanyakumari-Aurangabad-Dwarka- Ujjain
Starting date : 15th November 2014
Price details : Standard (16,380) , Comfort (35,460/-), Deluxe (47,700)

4. Shree Shikhar Ji Circuit Yatra

Duration : 6 nights/ 7 days
Destinations covered : Rajgir- Pawapuri- Badagaon- Parasnath- Varanasi
Starting date : 5th December 2014
Price details : Standard (6,370/-), Comfort (13,790), Deluxe (18,550/-)

5. Jyotirling Yatra

Duration : 11 nights/ 12 days
Destinations covered : Mahakaleshwar-Omkareshwar-Nageshwar- Somnath-Grishnwshwar- Trayamashankar Jyotrilinga
Starting date : 13th December 2014
Price details : Standard (10,920/-), Comfort (23,640/-), Deluxe (31,800/-)

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6. Takht Parikrama

Duration : 9 nights/ 10 days
Destinations covered : Gwalior – Nanded- Bider- Patna Sahib
Starting date : 29th December 2014
Price details : Standard (9,100/-), Comfort (19,700/-), Deluxe (26, 500/-)

This decision was adopted not only to promote the Indian Rail tourism but for the benefit of the tourists, who can now opt for these reasonable packages. A few other pilgrim Circuit tourist trains, whose launching will be declare after the Budget Announcement are being discussed.

Nitisha Subba is a travel writer, who love sharing facts about the places she has visited. She is independent and travelling is always on her mind.She writes because she wants you to Experience places through her eyes.

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