irctc: Madurai-UP pilgrim train to run in November | Trichy News – Times of India


TRICHY: The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will operate an exclusive tourism train ‘Shri Ramayana Yatra’ from Madurai to Shringverpur in Uttar Pradesh to promote domestic tourism.
The tour, which will commence on November 16 from Madurai and conclude on November 28 in Shringaverpur will go through Dindigul, Trichy, Thanjavur, Kumbakonam, Mayiladuthurai junction, Chidambaram, Cuddalore Port, Villupuram junction, Chennai Egmore, Katpadi junction, Jolarpettai junction, Hampi , Nasik, Chitrakut Dham, Varanasi, Gaya, Sitamarhi, Janakpur (Nepal), Ayodhya, Nandigram and Prayagraj.
In a statement, general manager, tourism, IRCTC, A P Sundararajan, said that the package cost for the 13-day tour is Rs 14,490 per person, including GST. The unique tourist train has features like sleeper class, non-AC accommodation, non-AC road transfers, south Indian vegetarian food, tour escort and security for each coach, travel insurance and protection kits such as sanitiser, mask, face shield and gloves.
People residing in the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Puducherry can book tickets. Central or state government employees can avail of LTC for the pilgrimage tour. IRCTC approved e-ticketing agents can also book the tour packages. Interested people can contact tourism information and facilitation centre in Trichy by dialling 8287931974 or through the website www.irctctourism.com, the statement said.
Since this is the first IRCTC tourist special train to cater to mainline tourists to visit North Indian pilgrim centres, railway authorities have appealed to the general public to utilize the opportunity.

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