IRCTC Offers Sabarimala Tour Package

Source:  www.newindianexpress.com

HYDERABAD: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is going to operate Sabarimala Rail Tour package for Ayyappa devotees of Telangana from Secunderabad and of Andhra Pradesh from Tirupati between November 15 and January 20.

The package is specially designed for pilgrims keeping in mind the huge potential out-flow of tourists from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to the destination by facilitating them with IRCTC’s services.

The Sabarimala Tour is a four-night, five-day package and will be operational  everyday by Sabari Express, covering Vaikom, Kaduthuruthy and Ettumannor, Sabarimala (Sannidanam) temple and with a two-hour village backwater cruise at Alleppey, Kumarakom as leisure activity. Tour package has both AC and non-AC facility.

Tariff (all prices per person from Secunderabad): Comfort/AC 3-Tier Rs 7,449 for adult and Rs 5,477 for child; Standard/Sleeper Class 3-Tier Rs 4,903 for adult and Rs 4,174 for child.

The package includes confirmed train tickets in AC 3-Tier for comfort and SL class for Standard. Road transportation will be by non-AC bus for transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary. One-night non-AC accommodation will be provided on triple sharing basis in standard hotels at Ernakulam. Freshen-up facility on arrival at Ernakulam.

The package cost includes off-board food service (lunch and dinner on Day-2 and Day-3) and travel insurance. The package is also available without train tickets at a cost of Rs 3,385 ex-Ernakulam.

Passengers can book their tickets online at www.irctctourism.com or from the IRCTC zonal office or from authorised agents.

The contact numbers are: IRCTC Zonal office 040-27702407, 9701360701; Secunderabad railway station 040-27800580, 9701360682; Paryatak Bhavan/Hyderabad 040-23400606; Vijayawada 0866-2572280, 9701360615, 632, 675; and Tirupati 0877-2222010, 9701360620, 9701376620. More info

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