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A Tour to 9 Jyotirlinga, Tirupati and Statue of Unity with Indian Railways

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation(IRCTC) offers 9 jyotirlingas Darshan with Tirupati Balaji, Statue of unity and 2 Dham Yatra in its tourism package. If you wish to go for a jyotirlinga tour in March and April, you can book your tickets on the special tourist train in standard side lower Berth(SL) and comfort 3AC class.

 

India is a place where spirituality lies in the heart of people. Millions of people travel across the country to visit many deities. Indian Railways provide tour packages to help you visit pilgrimages at an affordable cost. Read on to learn more about Jyotirlinga, the Tirupati tour package and more. 

 

The tour will take you near to your faith and the craftsmanship of the back era. It will provide an amazing journey experience with your family and friends or a refreshing solo trip.  

 

9 Jyotirlinga IRCTC Tour Package Details 

 

The IRCTC package is named ’09 Jyotirlinga with Tirupati, Statue of Unity and 02 Dham Yatra’ with coupon code ‘WZPSTT21’. It is a 16 days and 15 nights tourism package originating from Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, on 29 March 2022 and terminating on 13 April 2022. 

 

The train will cross from Rewa to Satna, Katni, Jabalpur, Narsinghpur, Pipariya, Itarsi, Hoshangabad, Rani Kamlapati, Sehore, Shujalpur, Maksi, Dewas, Indore, Ujjain, Nagda, Ratlam, Godhra, Vadodara, Dwarka, Somnath, Nasik, Aurangabad, Parbhani, Parli, Mallikarjuna, Tirupati, Rameshwaram, Madurai, Bhimashankar, Statue of Unity and Back.

 

The tourist can board and depart the train on Rewa, Satna, Katni, Jabalpur, Narsinghpur, Pipariya, Itarsi, Hoshangabad, Rani Kamlapati, Sehore, Shujalpur, Maksi, Dewas, Indore, Ujjain, Nagda, Ratlam, Godhra, and Vadodara stations.

 

Passengers will receive breakfast, meal and dinner, and accommodation within the tourism package. The tariff for the journey will be RS 15,120 for SL and RS 25,200 for 3AC. However, there is no provision for a ticket for children below 5 years old, and adult ticket fares will be charged to children of 5 years of age and above. 

 

Destination Stations; The Jyotirlinga Tour Will Cover 

 

The pilgrimage special tourist train covers destinations are 9 jyotirlingas with Tirupati, the statue of unity and 2 Dham yatra. Tirupati, 2 Dham yatra and 9 jyotirlingas are Hindu must-visit pilgrimage sites. 

 

 

Dwarka 

 

Dwarka is among the 4 holy pilgrimage sites for Hindus(4 Dham Yatra) in the west. It has a strong connection with Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva. The Nageshvara Jyotirlinga of Shiva is one of the 12 jyotirlingas mentioned in Shiva Purana. The Dwarkadhish Temple, also known as Jagat Mandir, is believed to be built 2500 years ago. The splendid structure that seems to rise from the water of the Arabian sea will mesmerise you with its religious values and give you the chance to admire the architecture of the era which has gone.   

 

 

Somnath

 

Somnath is considered the first jyotirlinga out of the 12 most auspicious and holy jyotirlingas. It is located in the Kathiawad district of Gujarat, famously known as the Somnath temple. Millions of pilgrims visit the temple throughout the year. It is the most loved religious site among devotees. The temple was invaded several times and rebuilt. The shrine does hold not only undefinable faith but also has a rich history of architecture. 

 

 

Nasik

 

Trimbakeshwar Shiva temple is also one of the 12 famous jyotirlingas in Trimbak, 28 kilometres away from Nasik city. It is an ancient temple situated on mountain Brahmagiri, from which the Godavari river flows, which is considered the most virtuous river of south India. The temple is believed to be the source of the river Godavari, known as Gautmi Ganga. It is said that the darshan of this jyotirlinga answers all the prayers. Trimbakeshwar temple is near to Igatipura Railway station. 

 

 

Aurangabad

 

Grishneshwar Temple is located near Ellora caves 30 km away from Aurangabad, also known as Ghrahneshwar or Ghushmeshwar temple. It is one of the holy shrines mentioned in Shiv Purana. This temple has also seen its destruction. It was destroyed in the 13th-14th century by Delhi Sultana and suffered re-destruction during the Maratha and Mughal conflict. The temple was built again in the 18th century after the fall of the Mughal empire. 

 

 

Parbhani

 

Temple Mrityonjay Pardeshwar, dedicated to Lord Shiva, located in Parbhani City, Maharashtra, is one of the largest Shivlinga in India. The temple is made using marble, is 80-foot tall, and was built by Sri Swami Sachchidand Saraswati. The linga is made of 250 kg of Parad (mercury), known as Tejolinga, valued equally as 12 jyotirlingas. It is also called mercury Shivlinga. 

 

 

Parli

 

Shri Vaijnath temple located in Parli city of Beed district Maharashtra contradictious to being one of 12 auspicious Shivlinga. The ancient temple is built on a hill using small stones height of 75-80 feet from the ground, surrounded by 4 walls. During Abhishekam of the linga, the male pilgrims are not allowed to wear clothes above the waist. 

 

 

Mallikarjuna

 

Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga is one of the 12 greatest jyotirlingas, the most important sacred destination for Shaivites. The linga is known as Kailash of South. The temple Malikaarjuna is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the deity Parvati. Here Parvati is worshipped as Malika and Shiva as Arjuna. The temple is located on the Shri Shaila Mountain, the bank of the Krishna river in Andhra Pradesh. Malikaarjuna is near the Tarlupadu Railway Station and Cumbum Railway Station.

 

 

Tirupati

 

Tirupati, the most incredible city famous for Lord Venkateshwara Balaji Maharaj, the deity of Kaliyuga located in the Chittor district of Andhra Pradesh. It is the topmost visited religious site in India. The town has several temples apart from the Balaji, known worldly for its red wooden toys, copper and brass statue, everlasting waterfalls and undefinable natural beauty. The divine destination Tirupati is a must-visit site. 

 

 

Rameshwaram

 

Rameshwaram is one of the 4 Dham located on an island in the southernmost part of the Indian subcontinent. The Ramanathaswamy Temple is famous for the devotion of Lord Rama toward Lord Shiva. Lord Rama has worshipped Shiva before crossing the ocean to reach Lanka. Here is the vast jyotirlinga, known as Ramalingeswarar. The temple is well-known for its religious values, architecture including the long ornate corridors, towers and 36 theerthams

 

 

Madurai

 

Madurai is well known for its oldest temple Meenakshi Amman Temple also known as Meenakshi-Sundershwara Temple. The Madurai temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Deity Parvati. On this site, Shiva, in the incarnation of Sundareswarar, has married Goddess Parvati (Meenakshi). The temple holds a marvellous structure and significant mythological values. 

 

 

Bhimashankar

 

Located at the bank of the Bhima River, Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga holds epic tales. It is believed that the origin of the Bhima River was from the sweat of Shiva’s body when he returned from a hard battle. The temple is situated in the Shayadari region of Pune, Maharashtra is one of the 12 jyotirlinga shrines. is nearest to Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga temple. 

 

 

Statue of Unity

 

The world’s tallest statue, the Statue of Unity, is the portrait of India’s iron man Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel in Kevadia, Gujarat. The statue was inaugurated in 2018, dedicated to Independent India’s first home minister and deputy prime minister, credited for uniting India. The statue’s height is 182 m, located opposite the Satpura and Vindhyachal hill, and presents splendid sceneries that attract all groups of people globally. It is near the Vadodara Railway Station of Gujrat. 

 

So, what are you waiting for? Book your train tickets for this exclusive pilgrimage special 

Train and take the privilege of Darshan of Meenakshi temple, Tirupati Balaji Maharaj and holy jyotirlingas with Dwarka and Rameshwaram Dham. 

 

Why Should You Choose IRCTC for Domestic Tour? 

 

IRCTC offers various tour packages that comprise multiple perks like transportation, living, and meals. It provides a hassle-free journey that you can easily plan for you and your loved ones to explore incredible India.

 

How can I book my ticket on a tourist train? 

 

You can book your ticket on a special tourist train online by visiting IRCTC’s official website. After booking the ticket, you can check its PNR status on RailMitra to know its confirmation status. With this rail enquiry app, you can check seat availability on the train before booking your ticket.

 

Apart from this, you can order veg thali to delight your religious tour, and by using RailMitra’s Live train status tool, you can know in which part of incredible India your train is running. 

 

RailMitra is an AI-enabled application and website that helps passengers know accurate PNR status, live train status, train between stations, and order food on train. 

 

The all-time train passengers’ friend, RailMitra, wishes you a joyous pilgrimage!

Author: Sanjay Kumar


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