Indian Railway Package Tour to Visit Vaishno Devi Shrine

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp (IRCTC) has launched a weekend tour package to visit the famous Mata Vaishno Devi Temple in Jammu and Kashmir from New Delhi. The present tour package which is part of Indian rail tourism began on September 2007 ends on March 2008.

The four day and three night package includes

  • Rail Journey in AC 3-Tier (with Return ticket).
  • On-board and off-board catering.
  • Road Transport (in Deluxe Bus)
  • Darshan Slip (for Vaishno Devi)
  • Accommodation in 4-Star category Hotel (on twin-sharing basis)
  • Sightseeing (Kolkandoli Temple at Nagrota)
  • Wash-and-Change & Food Facility at Bhawan
  • Services of Experienced Tour Escort.

The Tour Itinerary

The tour starts on every Friday from New Delhi at 2035 hrs by Rajdhani Express (2425).

New DelhiJammu – Katra – Banganga – Katra – JammuNew Delhi.

  • Day 01 Dep. from New Delhi Raiway Station at 2035 hrs by Rajdhani Express (AC 3 tier).
  • Day 02 Arrival at Jammu Railway Station at 0530 hrs. Pickup from Jammu Railway Station to Katra by non-AC bus. Check-in at Hotel Bhawani Z Paradise. Darshan at Vaishno Devi (timing as individually desired) (drop till Banganga is provided).
  • Day 03 Free for sightseeing (considering that the individual does Darshan on Day 2). Dep. to Jammu Railway Station at 1730 hrs by non-AC bus. Dep. from Jammu Railway Station by Uttar Sampark Kranti Express at 2030 hrs./ Pooja Exp.2414 at 18:15 hrs.
  • Day 04 Arrival at New Delhi Railway Station.

The tour is only open to India citizens and NRIs.

You can book the tickets online at the IRCTC website or at any of the IRCTC offices spread across the country. More details about the tour and how to book can found in the rail tourism India website.

Note: When browsing Indian railway websites it is better to use Internet Explorer. You will also need loads of patience as the websites frequently behave oddly and you can be stuck in certain pages for minutes.