The history of Indian culture and Hinduism, which is believed to be the oldest religion in the world, dates back to thousands of years. What we follow today is the result of conservation and refinement of our rich and varied heritage by our ancestors. The people of India majorly follow four Vedas that are the core of every custom and tradition that has been weaved together to form Hinduism. The religion has more than 750 million followers around the world. Most of the iconic stories of Hindu mythology gods are widely respected and believed in many different communities. The concept of Hinduism is so natural that it attracts people from every corner of the world to visit India and experience this majestic religion.
India is undoubtedly beautiful and spellbinding when it comes to travel. Over the past decade, not only the domestic tourists but also the international tourists have shown an inclination towards pilgrimage tours. Tirupati Balaji, Shirdi, and Vaishno Devi are amongst the best places to visit in India through a religious tour package. For the ease of all the passengers, the government run entity Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation offers attractive devotional tour package to every religious destination of prime importance in India.
The major religious packages offered by IRCTC are:
- Tirupati Balaji- Located on the top of Tirumala Hills, Tirupati is famous for its Sri Venkateswara Temple which is entirely dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Tirupati itself is known as temple town and attracts millions of tourists every year who visit the place to experience the mesmerizing beauty of Sri Venkateswara Temple. The pilgrimage special tour package of Tirupati offered by IRCTC Tourism takes you on a journey to the town surrounded by charming and architecturally-advanced temples.
- Vaishno Devi- The story of this sacred site, earlier known as Indraprastha, dates back to the days of Mahabharata where Pandavas used to live. Vaishno Devi is a proof of the existence of Hindu Goddess Mata Adi Shakti also known as Durga Maa. During the season when the temperatures are moderate and roads open, people from all over India visit this beautiful religious site and pay their homage to Mata Vaishno Devi. IRCTC Tourism offers pilgrimage special tour package to the site and runs pilgrimage special trains to make the journey of devotees memorable and comfortable.
- Shirdi- Famous for Shri Sai Baba, Shirdi attracts millions of worshippers of all religions who visit the remarkable temple to offer their prayers. Shirdi is also one of the best holiday destinations in India. With IRCTC Tourism’s all inclusive Shirdi package, you can explore and dwell in the divinity of Sai Baba and the vibrant energy that the religious site offers.
Besides the above-mentioned packages, IRCTC Tourism also offers India Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour that covers the prime destinations associated with the life of Lord Buddha for an exemplary expedition of Buddhism. All religious packages offered by IRCTC Tourism are available for online package booking. The passengers can easily book these packages and have an experience of lifetime traveling to some of the most beautiful religious destinations in India.