The Indian Rail Catering Tourism and Corporation (IRCTC) will offer a 13-day pilgrim package from June 27 to those who wish to travel to eight destinations by paying Rs 10,790 per head.
The tour package ‘Dakshin Bharat Darshan with Shirdi Ex Chandigarh (NZBD173)’ offers 12 nights/13 days tour.
The train will depart from the Chandigarh railway station at 6am on June 27.
The destinations to be covered during the 13-day tour include Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Tirumala Hills (by government buses), Tirupati, Kanchi Kamkshi Temple, Ramanath Swami Temple, Meenakshi Temple, and Kanyakumari (full day sightseeing), Mysore and Bangalore.
The IRCTC will bear cost of three-time meals, transportation fee, sightseeing and stay for 13 days.
However, the package excludes laundry service, medicines and entrance fee for monuments/ temples, etc.
An IRCTC official said, “The Bharat Darshan package has been especially designed for the senior citizens. Since the tour will start during the summer vacation, many families would like to opt for it.”
He added, “Book your tickets by visiting IRCTC’s official website irctctourism.com, or contact our zonal office in Sector 34 by calling on 0172-6572156.”