February 6, 2016
NEW DELHI: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has
launched four 'Bharat Darshan' special train packages from Delhi and Chandigarh for
the southern destinations. These all-inclusive rail packages will cover the popular
destinations in south India, including religious and historical monuments.
The trips starting from mid-February will have multiple pickups points. The programme
lasts till mid-April. The two packages each from Delhi and Chandigarh costs Rs 830 per day per person, or Rs 11,620 (inclusive of service tax) per trip.
"Bharat Darshan Special Tourist Train, one of the most affordable all inclusive tour
package, covering all the important tourist places in the country. Booking of Bharat
Darshan Special Tourist Trains is available online on our website. Booking can also be done through our Tourist Facilitation Center, Zonal Offices and Regional Offices," an IRCTC statement said.
The first southern package from Delhi (13 nights and 14 days) will start from February 14 and conclude on February 27. It will take passengers to Goa, Ernakulam,
Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kanyakumari, Ramnath temple,
Rameswaram and Tirupati Balaji temple. The train starting 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, Mysuru and
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 via Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Panipat, Delhi Cantt,
Rewari, Jaipur, Agra Cantt, Jhansi, Bina and Bhopal.
The second package from Chandigarh is from March 31 till April 13 (13 nights and 14
days). Its itinerary includes Goa, Ernakulam, Padmanabhaswamy temple, Kanyakumari,
Rameswaram, Ramnath temple and Tirupati Balaji.
The packages include confirmed train tickets, sightseeing, accommodation, food,
security guards and housekeeping.