New Delhi: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has announced the launch of four 'Bharat Darshan' special packages from Delhi and Chandigarh which will take travellers to popular destinations in south India and Goa.
We are offering all-inclusive rail packages which will take passengers to many of India's famous destinations through a mix of religious and historical monuments, said a senior IRCTC official.
Each package, having multiple city pickups, will stretch from mid-February through mid-April.
There are two packages each from Delhi and Chandigarh, and the package costs Rs 830 per day per person.
The first package from Delhi (13 nights/ 14 days) will start from February 14 and conclude on February 27. It will take passengers to Goa, Ernakulam, Padmanabhan Temple in Thiruvnanthapuram, Kanyakumari, Rameswaram-Ramnath temple and Tirupati Balaji.
The train, which will begin its journey from Safdarjung station, will cross through Moradabad, Bareilly, Shahjahanpur, Lucknow, Kanpur, Jhansi, Bina and Bhopal.
The second package from Delhi Safdarjung station (March 16-28) has an itinerary of 12 nights and 13 days and its destinations include Titupati Balaji, Kamakshi temple, Rameswaram, Ramnath temple, Meenakshi temple, Kanyakumari, Mysore and Bangaluru.
The first package from Chandigarh for south India has duration of 12 nights and 13 days (March 1 to 13) and it will take the passengers to Tirupati Balaji, Kamakshi temple, Rameswaram, Ramnath temple, Meenakshi temple, Kanyakumari, Mysuru and Bengaluru.
The train will go through Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Panipat, Delhi Cantt, Rewari, Jaipur, Agra, Jhansi, Bina and Bhopal.
The other package from Chandigarh is from March 31-April 13 (13 nights/14 days). Its itinerary includes Goa, Ernakulam, Padmanabhan temple, Kanyakumari, Rameswaram, Ramnath temple and Tirupati Balaji.
All the packages include confirmed train tickets, sightseeing, accommodation and vegetarian food, besides facilities of security guards and housekeeping.