Friday, 7 March 2014

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IRCTC Nava Jyothirlingas Train Tour to Lord Shiva temples

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The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) has organized a pilgrimage (Jyotirlingas darshan) of 14 days via train to explore the revered destinations of Lord Shiva in different states of India. It is believed that Lord Shiva resides there in form of stalagmite Lingam which is called Shivling.

The train will cover the following jyotirlinga’s destinations (Tour Itinerary): Chennai – Mahakaleshwar – Omkareshwar – Somnath – Bhim Shankar – Triambakeshwar – Grushneshwar – Ayuundh Nagnath – Parli Vaijinath – Srisailam.

The tour/pilgrimage will start from March 16 and end March 29. "This tour has been specially organized for the senior citizens to do the darshan of the Nava Jyotirlingas of four different states which are not accessible by regular modes of transport," said a press release.

The silent features of the train are mentioned below:-
  • 3 tier AC coaches
  • Coaches with Sleeper class
  • Separate pantry car
  • Escort to safeguard luggage
  • Public Announcement system


The 'Jyothirlingas Train Tour' along with accommodation of hotel, buses services to stroll/transfers and sightseeing, vegetarian catering on both onboard & off-board and security  & escorts services.

The tour has categorized in following categories which are: deluxe, standard, comfort and budget and the starting price of package is Rs 17,300 per person.


The schedule of Nava Jyotirlingas Darshan via Train is given below:-

Date
Station
Visit
Arrival
Departure
16.03.14
Madurai
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-
Mid Night
Erode
-
Morning
Morning
Chennai Central
-
Afternoon
Afternoon
17.03.14
Vijayawada
-
Mid Night
Mid Night
18.03.14
Arrival Ujjain at
-
Morning
-
Tourists to alight. Transfer to Accommodation Center. Fresh up. Darshan of Mahakaleshwar (Jyothirlinga)


Mahakaleshwar

Mahakaleshwar
Night Stay
19.03.14
Departure from Ujjain Jn.


-
-
Proceed to Omkareshwar Darshan of Omkareshwar (Jyothirlinga) Departure from Omkareshwar


Omkareshwar

Omkareshwar
-
-
Board train from Ujjain at
-
Night (Train Journey)
20.03.14
Arrival Somnath at


Night
Night Stay
21.03.14
Darshan of Somanatha Swamy (Jyothirlinga)


Somnath

Somnath
-
-
Board train from Somnath at


Morning(Train Journey)
22.03.14
Arrival at Pune


Morning
-
Fresh-up in train. Proceed to Bhimshankar Dharshan (Jyothirlinga)Back to Pune


Bhimashankar

Bhimashankar
-
-
Board the train from PUNE
-
Night(Train Journey)
23.03.14
Arrival Nasik Road at


Morning
-
Tourists to alight. Transfer to Accommodation Center. Fresh up. Proceed to Triambakeshwar Somvar Darshan of Triambakeshwarar (Jyothirlinga)


Triambakeshwarar

Triambakeshwarar
-
-
Back to Nasik
-
Night Stay
24.03.14
Board train from Nasik Road at


-
Morning
Arrival Aurangabad at
Morning
-
Proceed to Grushneshwar (Jyothirlinga) After Darshan back to Aurangabad


Grushneshwar

Grushneshwar
-
-
Board train from Aurangabad at
-
Evening
Arrival Nanded at
Night
Night Stay
25.03.14
Proceed to Ayundh Nagnath Darshan After Darshan proceed back to Nanded


Ayundh Nagnath

Ayundh Nagnath
-
Morning (Night Stay)
26.03.14
Departure from H Sahib Nanded after fresh up


-
Early Morning
Board train from Nanded at
-
Early Morning
Arrival Parli at
Morning
-
Darshan of Parli Vaijinath(Jyothirlinga)


Parli Vaijinath

Parli Vaijinath
Morning
-
Departure from Parli Vaijinath
-
After noon
Arrival Hyderabad Proceed to Srisailam
Night
Night Journey by bus
27.03.14
Arrival Srisailam

Darshan of Mallikarjuna Swamy (Jyothirlinga) & back to Hyderabad

Departure from Hyderabad


Mallikarjuna Swamy

Mallikarjuna Swamy
Morning
Late Night
28.03.14
Arrival at Chennai Central

-
Afternoon
Afternoon
Erode
 -
Mid Night
Mid Night
29.03.14
Arrival at Madurai
 -
Early Morning
Tours Ends
Boarding Point: Madurai, Erode, Chennai Central and Vijayawada
De-boarding Points: Hyderabad , Chennai Central, Erode and Madurai
* Above Date and Timings are subject to change

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