Bhubaneswar: Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Tuesday launched a Special Tour Package “Pilgrim Special Tourist Train” for Western India.
After the successful operation of its first Pilgrim Special Tourist Train towards Varanasi, Gaya & Prayagraj, the second Pilgrim Special Tourist Train will now cover Dwaraka, Somnath Temple, Nageswar, Bet Dwaraka, Ahmedabad & Statue of Unity in November 2021.
The package will start from Visakhapatnam on November 28 and will end on 8th December 2021 for 10 nights and 11 days.
The train will provide boarding points at Brahmapur, Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Talcher Road, Angul, Sambalpur and Jharsuguda in Odisha.
Tourist and religious destinations like Statue of Unity, Dwarkadhish Temple, Nageswar Jyotirling, Somnath Jyotirling, Kirti Mandir, Akshardham Temple will be covered in the package.
ECor sources said for single occupancy, the package cost will be Rs 10,400 in the Standard package (Sleeper Class) and Rs 17,330/- in the Comfort package (AC-3 Tier).
The package includes night accommodation (Dormitory for Sleeper Class and 3 Star Hotels for AC 3 Tier), sightseeing, vegetarian meals for breakfast and dinners/lunches, tour escorts and unarmed security arrangements, travel insurance and parking & toll charges.
The passengers of the region may avail the Tourist Package System to visit religious places and tourist destinations from the boarding points from the stations from Odisha towards Gujarat with a minimum price.
Apart from this, IRCTC Regional Office at Bhubaneswar also offers the most affordable domestic Air Packages to various parts of India like Kashmir, Assam, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh & South India viz. Rameswaram, Madurai, Kanyakumari and Trivandrum . These packages will be available for group departures and a customised basis on the requirement.