Here’s some good news for all the temple lovers and devotees! In a quest of providing unique tour packages, IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC), the catering and e-ticketing platform of Indian Railways is going to star an awesome tour especially for pilgrims and devotees. ‘Ram Sethu Express-Tamil Nadu Temple Tour’ is a four-day temple tour that will start on February 28 from Chennai. This is going to be the first time when Ram Sethu Express will provide passenger services along with the maiden temple tour offering an amazing opportunity of exploring the rich culture, history and architectural treasures of the southern temples of India.
What to expect?
The tour is going to commence from Chennai’s Tambaram Railway Station in the early morning of 28 February and will come back to Chennai on 3rd of March, late evening. This 3 nights and 4 days all-inclusive package is going to cover a whopping number of temples in Tamil Nadu. The pilgrims will witness the beauty, magnificence and grandeur of eighteen temples namely, Ranganathaswamy, Ramanathaswamy, Samayapuram Mariamman, Thiruvanaikaval and Jambukeswarar temples, Meenakshi Amman, Sundareshwarar, Brihadeeswara and the Navagraha temples. The tour will take you to brilliant places like Trichy, Madurai, Rameswaram, and Thanjavur. Moreover, the devotees will also get to experience a holy bath in the sea as well as in the 21 Teerth Kunds. How exciting is that?
What to pay?
The entire package for an all-inclusive 4-day tour will cost you Rs 4885 per person. It includes sleeper class train journeys, accommodation in Dharamshala and halls, non-AC transport for sightseeing, vegetarian food, and services from security staff and tour escorts in the train. Although the Ram Sethu Express will begin its journey from Chennai’s Tambaram Railway Station, the travelers can also board the Express from Vridhachalam, Villupuram, Tindivanam or Chengalpet Railway Station. IRCTC’s official website has the provision of booking this package online.