Since time immemorial, India has been a land of diverse cultures, traditions and religions. A secular country, there is no dearth of centuries-old temples, exquisite churches, holy mosques and peaceful gurudwaras. These sacred places not only offer immense tranquility and serenity but also attract attention of thousands of tourists from across the globe. These magnificent edifices display architectural brilliance of India’s rich cultural past and a chance to witness the grandeur of a beautiful era gone by. To ensure that all the pilgrims have a divine experience, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has curated several tour packages thatcover ‘Bharat Tirtha Darshan’.
Some of the most popular pilgrim destinations in India include Vaishno Devi, Puri, Uttarakhand, Shirdi, Rameswaram, Mathura-Vrindavan, Tirupati and Varanasi among others. If you’re planning to visit any of these places with your family soon, here are some exciting tours that you can consider to book with IRCTC Tourism.
Matarani Rajdhani Package: A 3 nights/ 4 days journey that begins from Delhi and goes all the way to Katra in Jammu. It is short, affordable and ideally suited for families.
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Darshan: This fascinating 5 nights/ 6 days journey starts from Secunderabad and moves on to Delhi where guests get ample opportunity to visit famous tourist spots. After a peaceful day at Katra, the journey will take you to Jammu to witness the beauty of Kand Kandoli Temple, Raghunathji Temple and Bage Bahu Garden.
Tirth Yatra: One of the most loved devotional tour packages, this 13 nights/ 14 days journey will take you to all the important sacred pilgrimage places in the country including Puri, Konark, Bhubaneshwar, Kolkata, Varanasi, Gaya and Allahabad.
Ramayana Yatra tour package : This affordable, all-inclusive 12 nights/ 13 days journey aboard the Bharat Darshan Special Tourist Train will allow you to explore ChitrakootDham,Buxar, Raghunathpur, Sitamarhi, Janakpuri, Ayodhya, Nandigram, Allahabad, Shringaverpur, Nasik and Hampi. ThisRamayana Yatra tour package is ideally suited for the devotees of Lord Ram who will get a chance to revisit all the sacred places that have been mentioned in the Ramayana epic.
Puri Gangasagar Tour Package: A 9 nights/ 10 days devotional journey, it will give the pilgrims an opportunity to payobeisanceat the holy temples of Puri, Kolkata, Gaya and Varanasi.
Sangam Snan along Shirdi Jyotilinga Yatra Tour Package: Travel onboard the ‘Aastha Circuit Special Tourist Train’ which will take the pilgrims to Allahabad, Ujjain, Dwarika, Somnath, Shirdi and Nasik. During this wonderful 11 nights/ 12 days journey, passengers can get a holistic religious experience and also spend some quality time with their families.
Holistic Ganga with Amritsar: A wondrous 9 nights/ 10 days journey, it will begin from Secunderabad and cover several beautiful cities like Delhi, Mussoorie, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Chandigarh and Amritsar. This golden temple tour package is the perfect amalgamation of pilgrimage with leisure.
Rediscover your faith in the divine force with any “IRCTC Bharat Tirth Darshan package” of your choice. Spend some time with your loved ones and feel closer to your roots. Leave all the planning to IRCTC Tourism! All you have to do is select a package that is perfect for your family and book your tickets on the IRCTC tourism website.