A spiritual tour to Haridwar,
Varanasi and Gaya during Onam Holidays in 2014 is being
planned by Indian Railways. The package is provided by IRCTC and is known as
Ganga Snan Yatra. The spiritual tour, which starts on September 2, 2014, is for
11 days. The entire tour package for a person comes around Rupees 6,700.
You can board the Bharat Darshan Tourist Train from
Madurai to North India via Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam,
Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Podanur, Erode, Salem
The journey cost includes Non-AC Sleeper Class Train journey, Non-AC hall accommodation wherever night stay is planned, Non-AC buses for local sightseeing and vegetarian meals.
The unique tourist train has the following features: The train carries only the Bharat Darshan tourists. Tour escorts and security guard for each coach. 10 coaches, including pantry car.
Each coach is fixed with audio system for important announcements and music. On board and off-board catering service (Vegetarian - breakfast, lunch and dinner).
More details are available from the Tourism Information & Facilitation Centres: Ernakulam -9567863241, 9567863242, Thiruvananthapuram - 9567863243, 9746743054, 9567863245, Kozhikode - 9746743047, 9567863244, IRCTC Area Office,
- 09003140680, IRCTC Regional Office, Ernakulam - 9746470770, 9476743045, 0484 - 2382991/2. Coimbatore