The Indian Railways, through its subsidiary, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), has been instrumental in promoting tourism across the country. Not only do they provide essential rail services, but they also curate specialized tour packages that enable tourists to witness the rich cultural heritage of India.

1. Periodic Tour Packages by IRCTC:
IRCTC has a reputation for rolling out attractive tour packages from time to time. These packages are meticulously planned, offering an excellent blend of comfort, sightseeing, and affordability.

Staying true to its commitment to promoting India’s heritage, IRCTC has unveiled its latest tour package: the ‘BHARAT GAURAV SHIRDI & 8 JYOTIRLINGA YATRA’. This package promises to be an enthralling experience for spiritual enthusiasts and travelers alike.

3. & 6. Pricing Details:
The pricing for this tour is set to be competitive, making it accessible for a wider audience. Those opting for the economy class will have to pay Rs. 21,251/-, while passengers preferring the standard class will be charged Rs. 33,251/-.

4. Duration and Comfort:
Spanning 13 days and 12 nights, this package promises not just spiritual enlightenment but also travel comfort. Tourists will be accommodated in the 3AC & SL classes of the Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train, ensuring a comfortable journey throughout.


5. The Spiritual Circuit:
The tour encompasses several significant pilgrimage sites:

  • Ujjain: Visit the revered Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga and Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga.
  • Somnath: Experience the spiritual aura of the Somnath Jyotirlinga.
  • Dwarika: Dive into devotion at the Dwarikadhish temple and the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga.
  • Shirdi: Seek blessings at Sai Darshan, and continue your journey to Shani Shingnapur Mandir and Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga.
  • Bhimashankar: Witness the serenity of the Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga.
  • Nasik: Offer prayers at the Traimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga.
  • Varanasi: Conclude your spiritual journey at the iconic Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga.

The BHARAT GAURAV SHIRDI & 8 JYOTIRLINGA YATRA is not just a journey of miles, but a journey of the soul. With IRCTC’s excellent planning and the promise of comfort, this tour is a must for anyone looking to explore India’s spiritual treasures.

Sonu Roy is originally a resident of Samastipur district of Bihar, has been working as a writer in digital journalism for the last 4 years. In his career of 4 years, he has good experience from politics, automobile, motivation, sports to technology field.