'Ram Sethu Express – Tamil Nadu Temple Tour' from February 28
New Delhi: Indian Railways through its PSU, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) is offering a unique tour package covering the temples situated in the state of Tamil Nadu.
The package in the name of "Ram Sethu Express –Tamil Nadu Temple Tour" is starting on February 28 early morning from Chennai (Tambaram Railway Station) and will return to Chennai on Mary 3 late evening, an official of Indian railways said.
This maiden temple tour will provide an exclusive opportunity to witness rich architecture and history of these temples.
The 3 nights and 4 days all-inclusive tour package will cover 18 temples of Tamil Nadu. Temples to be covered in Trichy, Srirangam are Ranganathaswamy Temple, Samayapuram Mariamman, Jambukeswarar and Thiruvanaikaval. In Rameswaram, Ramanathaswamy temple along with a holy bath in sea and in the 21 Teerth Kunds will be included and in Madurai the tourists will be taken to the famous Meenakshi Amman and Sundareshwarar temples. In Thanjavur the Brihadeeswara temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and in Kumbakonam Navagraha temples – Thingalur - House of Chandran, Thirunallar – House of Saturn, Alangudi – House of Guru, Kanjanoor – House of Sukran, Thirunageswaram – House of Raghu, Aadudurai – House of Sooriyan, Keelaperum Pallam – House of Kethu, Thiruvenkadu – House of Budhan, Vaitheeswaran – House of Mars will be a part of the itinerary.
The tour package comprises of sleeper class train journey, accommodation in hall/dharamsalas, non a/c road transfers for sightseeing, all meals (vegetarian), service of tour escorts and Security staff on train.
The Ram Sethu Express tourist train departs from Tambaram Railway station (suburb of Chennai). Boarding can also be done from Chengalpet, Tindivanam, Villupuram & Vridhachalam Railway Stations. The package cost for the 4 days all inclusive tour is Rs.4885/- per person.