No matter how many places one visits, the peace and fulfillment found at holy destinations are a different experience altogether. Especially in a country like India where a temple or mosque, church, or gurudwara can be seen at every nook and cranny. If you have been on the lookout for rail vacation packages that allow you to travel peacefully while exploring various religious sites, then you have come to the right place! IRCTC Tourism is here with a holy SHRI JAGANNATH YATRA tour package that will cover some of India’s most significant Hindu pilgrimage destinations on a special tourist train, Bharat Gaurav. Here’s what this one-of-a-kind rail journey holiday entails.
Duration: 8 Days/ 7 Nights
Tour Itinerary: Delhi – Kashi (Varanasi) – Baidyanath Dham – Puri – Bhubaneswar – Konark – Gaya – Delhi
Boarding/ De- Boarding points- Delhi- Ghaziabad- Tundla- Aligarh- Etawah- Kanpur- Lucknow
Tour Highlights & Temple Visits:
Varanasi: Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga Temple
Puri: Jagannath Temple & Beach
Bhubaneswar: Lingaraj Temple, Parashurameshvara Temple, Udayagiri Caves
Konark: Sun Temple & Beach
Baidyanath: Baidyanath Dham Jyotirlinga Temple
Gaya: Vishnupad Temple
Day 1: Passengers start this soothing journey by boarding IRCTC’s special Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train at New Delhi’s Safdarjung Railway Station. As the train makes its way to the holy city of Varanasi, dinner is served onboard.
Day 2: After breakfast on the train, passengers will arrive at Varanasi Railway Station, wash and change at the hotel and then visit the famous Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga Temple and Corridor. This will be followed by lunch and a visit to the Dashaswamedh ghat to attend a pious Ganga aarti. Finally, the passengers will head back to Varanasi Railway Station and depart for the next destination, Jasidih.
Day 3: As the overnight journey will come to an end, breakfast will be served followed by arrival at the Jasidih Railway Station and then proceed to Baijnath. After washing and changing at the hotel, passengers will get an opportunity to pay their respects at the well-known Baidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple. Afterward, the journey will continue from Jasidih Railway station towards Puri.
Day 4: Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard the train and once it arrives at Puri Railway Station, then passengers will be taken to the hotel. Finally, in the evening they will get to pay homage at the sacred Jagannath Puri Dham Temple and spend some time in this holy city.
Day 5: On this day, breakfast will be served at the hotel followed by visits to some prominent temples including the Bhuvaneshwar Lingraj Temple, Parashurameshvara temple, and even the Udayagiri caves. After this, it will be time for lunch and everyone will head back to Puri.
Day 6: After enjoying a wholesome breakfast at the hotel, guests will be able to enjoy sightseeing at the beautiful Konark Sun Temple and Beach. They will then return to Puri Railway Station as the train will depart for Gaya.
Day 7: Once breakfast is done, the train will arrive at Gaya Railway Station and after that passengers will head to the hotel. Post lunch, a visit to Vishnupad Temple will be on the itinerary. After that, everyone will return to Gaya Railway Station as the train will start its journey back to Delhi.
Finally, this holy journey will come to an end on day 8 at the Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi.
By covering such incredible holy destinations across India, this India tour package from Delhi is undoubtedly one of the most peaceful and soothing travel experiences. And for those who want to book a family vacation on rails, this is the perfect opportunity to visit the website on www.irctctourism.com and make memories of a lifetime!