India Railway Howrah Kashi Varanasi Spiritual Package

Indian Railways is currently offering a special weekend Howrah Kashi Varanasi Spiritual Package. It is available from July 2008 to December 2008. The spiritual tour starts on all Fridays from Howrah. It is a four-day spiritual tour and the fare comes around Rupees 3200 for single occupancy and around Rupees 2500 for double occupancy. The cost includes all accommodation and other tickets needed for Darshan. There is also the option of online booking.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – Friday – Departure from Howrah Station by 2333 Vibhuti Express at 2000 hrs, packed dinner provided.

Day 2 – Saturday – Arrival Varanasi at 09.45 hrs, transfer to Hotel and then darshan at Kashi Vishwanath Temple, visit the Ghats and prayer during the famous Sandhya Arati.

Day 3 – Sunday – Visit to Sarnath, Ramgarh Fort, Sankat Mochan Mandir, Tulsi Manas Manadir etc. Return to Varanasi in the evening. Departure by 2334 Vibhuti Express at 1800 hrs.

Day 4 – Monday – Arrival at Howrah at 0755 hrs.

Apart from the normal Indian railway booking procedures, the Rail Tourism India website is also offering the option of online booking. You can find more details about the tour package here or here.