Mahashivratri Nava Jyotirlinga Yatra IRCTC

Mahashivratri Nava Jyotirlinga Yatra IRCTC


Itinerary Dated :- 08.03.2023 to 20.03.2024


“Bharat Darshan Special Tourist Train”, one of the most affordable, all-inclusive tour package, covering all the important tourist places in the country. Booking of Bharat Darshan Special Tourist Trains is available online on IRCTC website. Bookings can also be done through IRCTC Tourist Facilitation Centre, Zonal Offices and Regional Offices.

Destination covered :- Mahakaleshwar – Omkareshwar – Somnath – Triambakeshwar – Bhimshankar – Grushneshwar – Ayundh Nagnath – Parli Vaijinath – Mallikarjuna Swamy

Boarding Point:- Tirunelveli, Virudunagar Jn., Madurai, Dindigul, Karur, Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Katpadi, Perambur, Nellore, Vijayawada, Warangal

Deboarding Points:- Renigunta, Arakkonam Jn., MGR Chennai Central, Katpadi, Jorpettai, Salem, Erode, Karur, Dindigul, Madurai, Virudunagar Jn., Tirunelveli

Package Details
Destination Covered Mahakaleshwar – Omkareshwar – Somnath – Triambakeshwar – Bhimshankar – Grushneshwar – Ayundh Nagnath – Parli Vaijinath – Mallikarjuna Swamy
Traveling Mode Bharat Darshan Train
Station / Departure Time Tirunelveli : 00.05 hrs
Class Budget
Frequency 08.03.2021

Package Tariff :- (Inclusive of GST)

Package cost
Rs.15,350/ –


Destination covered :- Mahakaleshwar – Omkareshwar – Somnath – Triambakeshwar – Bhimshankar – Grushneshwar – Ayundh Nagnath – Parli Vaijinath – Mallikarjuna Swamy

Boarding Point:- Tirunelveli, Virudunagar Jn., Madurai, Dindigul, Karur, Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Katpadi, Perambur, Nellore, Vijayawada, Warangal

Deboarding Points:- Renigunta, Arakkonam Jn., MGR Chennai Central, Katpadi, Jorpettai, Salem, Erode, Karur, Dindigul, Madurai, Virudunagar Jn., Tirunelveli

Itinerary Dated :- 08.03.2021 to 20.03.2021

Itinerary No :- SZBD384A

08.03.2021 Departure from Tirunelveli
Virudunagar Jn.
Departure from Madurai
Departure from Dindigul
Departure from Karur
Departure from Erode Jn
Departure from Salem Jn
Departure from Jolarpettai
Departure from Katpadi Jn
Departure from Perambur
Departure from Nellore
Departure from Vijayawada
09.03.2021 Departure from Warangal
10.03.2021 Arrival Ujjain Darshan of Mahakaleshwar (Jyotirlinga) Tourists are requested to book Bhasm Aarati Darshan online (Optional) Mahakaleshwar
11.03.2021 Departure by Road to Omkareshwar at 07.00 hrs, upon arrival Darshan of Omkareshwar (Jyotirlinga). On Mahasivaratri day Back to Ujjain Board train, night departure from Ujjain Omkareshwar
12.03.2021 Arrival at Somnath Somnath (Jyotirlinga) Evening Somvar aarthi Darshan Night Stay
13.03.2021 Early Morning Darshan of Somnath (Jyotirlinga) Board train, departure from Somnath Somnath
14.03.2021 Arrival at Nashik Road Darshan of Trimbakeshwar (Jyothirlinga) Night Stay Trimbakeshwar
15.03.2021 Early morning departure by road from Nashik at (04.00 hrs) Arrival Bhimashankar at 10.00 hrs Darshan of Bhimashankar (Jyotirlinga). After Darshan, 15.00 hrs Departure from Bhimashankar to Manmad Jn. Night Arrival at Manmad Jn. Late night departure from Manmad Jn. Bhimashankar
16.03.2021 Early morning arrival at Aurangabad. Proceed for Darshan of   Grishneshwar (Jyothirlinga) After Darshan board train, departure from Aurangabad Grishneshwar
16.03.2021 Arrival at Hazur Sahib  Nanded Night Stay
17.03.2021 Morning proceed for Darshan of Aundha Nagnath (Jyotirlinga) After Darshan in the afternoon return back to Nanded. Evening arrival at Nanded Night stay. Aundha Nagnath
18.03.2021 Early Morning departure from Hazur Sahib Nanded
18.03.2021 Arrival at Parli Proceed for Darshan of  Parli Vaijnath (Jyothirlinga) After Darshan proceed to Parli station, board Train, afternoon departure from Parli Parli Vaijnath
19.03.2021 Early morning Arrival at Kurnool City. Proceed to Srisailam. Darshan of Mallikarjuna Swamy (Jyotirlinga) After Darshan, afternoon proceed to Kurnool City. Board Train,  late night departure from Kurnool Cit. Mallikarjuna Swamy
20.03.2021 Arrival Renigunta
Arrival Arakkonam
Arrival MGR Chennai Central
Arrival Katpadi Jn.
Arrival Jolarpettai
Arrival Salem Jn.
Arrival Erode Jn.
Arrival Karur
Arrival Dindigul Jn.
Arrival Madurai Jn.
Virudunagar Jn.
Arrival Tirunelveli Jn


  1. The Arrival / Departure timings at halt stations are tentative and subject to Railway approval and train running as per the schedule.
  2. In case certain halts are not approved by Railways, alternative halt arrangements will be made by IRCTC / SZ to cover such sightseeing locations. Under such circumstances announcements will be made in the train. For example, if halt at “SOMNATH STATION” is not approved by Railways, an alternate halt at “VERAVAL STATION” will be requested by IRCTC.
  3. IRCTC / SZ is not liable for publicized coverage of sightseeing locations in certain cases due to exceptional circumstances beyond its control.
  4. In case of No Show, no refund request will be entertained by IRCTC / SZ.


A. Generic preventive measures:

The generic measures include simple public health measures that are to be followed to reduce the risk of COVID-19. These measures need to be observed by all supporting staff and tourists during tour package services at all times.

  1. Physical distancing of at least 6 feet to be followed as far as feasible.
  2. Use of face covers / masks to be made mandatory.
  3. Practice frequent hand washing with soap (for at least 40-60 seconds) even when hands are not visibly dirty. Use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers (for at least 20 seconds) can be made wherever feasible like train / transport / stay etc.
  4. Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing / sneezing with a Tissue / handkerchief / flexed elbow and disposing off used tissues properly.
  5. Self-Monitoring of health by all and reporting any illness at the earliest to Tour manager and IRCTC helpline.
  6. Spitting shall be strictly prohibited.
  7. Installation & use of AarogyaSetuapp, Shall be advised to all (Supporting staff& Tourists).B. DO’s & Don’ts list:

A list containing Do’s & Don’ts may be sent two day in advance form the date of journey / commencement of trip via e-mail / SMS and hardcopy may be given to each tourists at the time of boarding with the following points:

  1. Installation & use of AarogyaSetu app by all(Staff & Tourists).
  2. Tourist should wear face mask and hand gloves.
  3. Practice frequent hand washing with soap (for at least 40-60 seconds) even when hands are not visibly dirty. Use of alcohol-based sanitizers (for at least 20 seconds) can be made wherever feasible.
  4. Luggage should be disinfected at reception / boarding point.
  5. Tourists are advised to avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth with their hands.
  6. All tourists should abide to the mandatory health advisories issued by the States / Local administration which they are visiting.
  7. Tourists should avoid using other tourist’s phone, Water bottle, Umbrella etc as much as possible.
  8. Social distancing should be followed during boarding / deboarding of train / any other transport, Monuments &pilgrim places visit, group lunches / dinners etc.
  9. Loitering and crowding should be avoided in train corridors, gates, cabins, buses, hotels / dharmashala etc.
  10. All tourists are advised that spitting is strictly prohibited in train, tourist places, buses, hotels / dharamshala etc.
  11. Touching of statues / idols / holy books etc, not allowed in religious / tourist inside the religious place.
  12. No physical offerings like Prasad / distribution or sprinkling of holy water etc. inside the religious place.
  13. Avoid physical contact while greeting each other.
  14. Persons above 65 Years Age, Children below 10 Years Age and Pregnant ladies are advised to stay at home.




  • Train journey by SL class.
  • Night stay / Fresh up at Dharmashalas / Hall on multi sharing basis.
  • Morning Tea / Coffee, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & 1 litre Drinking water per day.
  • Non AC road transfers on SIC basis.
  • Tour Escort & Security on train.

Package Exclusions:

  • Items of personal nature i.e. laundry, medicines.
  • Entrance fee for monuments.
  • Service of Tour Guide.
  • All others not mentioned in the Package Inclusions.

Note: Leave Travel Concession (LTC) will be issued by IRCTC for the tourists who avail the Bharat Darshan tours(only the Train fare & Road transfers will be admitted) after completion of the tour

Terms and Condition

Cancellation Policy:

For cancellation of your ticket, please log in to your account, select the Tour Confirmation Number of the ticket you wish to cancel and cancel your ticket from your booked history on line. Cancellation of your Ticket is possible only on the website irctc tourism, and is not possible on PRS Counters. If the user wishes to cancel his ticket, cancellation rules for Land (Holiday) and Rail Tour Packages as under:

No. of days before commencement of Trip* Total Deductions
Up to 15 days (excluding departure date) Rs. 250  / – per passenger
Up to 8-14 days (excluding departure date) 25 % of the package cost
Up to 4-7 days (excluding departure date) 50 % of the package cost
Less than 4 days 100 % of the package cost

Terms and Conditions:


Food: Morning breakfast with tea / coffee, Lunch, Night dinner / tiffin.

Transport: 55 seater Non push back Non AC / similar bus for pick up from station and sightseeing is arranged. Where buses are not permitted the tourists have to make their own arrangements on alternative modes. Entrance fees, Pooja, Special Darshan charges, Horse ride and Boating charges are to be borne by the tourist.

Accommodation: Hall / Dormitory Accommodation

Items to Bring: Pillow, Bed Sheet, Nylon rope for drying clothes, Lock and key with chain to secure luggage, Bucket with Mug, Torch Light, Umbrella, Medicines, Plates, Glass, etc.

Terms & Conditions

  • Passengers have to board and deboard the train at nominated stations as per the final Railway order and local transportation expenses to be borne by tourists on their own.
  • The package tour decided by the IRCTC includes Sleeper Class / Third AC Train Tickets, Pure Vegetarian Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Hall type / Hotel accommodations and Bus for local sightseeing only. Cost value package.
  • Being a cost value package, personalized service is not viable; hence kindly converge with the group. In case of any assistance required do contact our group representative.
  • No rude behavior will be entertained, further to which you will be forced to drop from the tour.
  • Kindly queue while boarding the buses and don’t rush at the accommodation centre. Our representative would allot accommodation as specified.
  • It is the duty of the co passenger to provide seats first for the Handicapped and old people.
  • You should adhere to the time announced by the tour representatives. Failing which you will have to come to the next destination on your own expenses.
  • While traveling, there might be some delay in providing food, so old people and Diabetic passengers should carry some refreshments.
  • There might be delay in Train Arrivals and Departures and the train may not be able to follow the train timings for which you will have to bear with us.
  • There may be changes in the sightseeing itinerary that may be caused due to arise of situations that have to be adhered.
  • Announcement made in the train should be followed strictly to have pleasant travel.
  • In case any problem arises during the journey, the company’s decision will be final.
  • The tourist should follow the instruction given by the tour representative and should not interfere in the administration.
  • No smoking and consuming Alcohol in the train.
  • Please carry ID card at all items (like Driving License, Voter ID card, Ration Card, Pan Card) as proof of Identity for cross verification, by Railway Authorities and the same has to be borne by the tourist.
  • Alternate arrangements will be made for disruption of tour on account of natural calamities and the cost to be borne by the tourist.
  • Arrangements will be made for medical attention during sickness and the cost to be borne by the tourist.
  • The tourist will have adhere by the periodical guidelines issued by the authorities on the tour, through announcement and should not intervene in their working and should not cause any inconvenience to co-passengers.
  • The tour programme may be subject to alterations due to late running of the train. The final timings will be as per the railway order.
  • The decision of IRCTC / South Zone will be final on account of problems arising in the conduct of the tour.

IRCTC has right to alter itinerary under unavoidable circumstances and is not liable for any type of natural calamities / strikes / cancellations / delay of train / insurgency of any such nature which is beyond control during the tour period. Management is not accountable for any theft or damage of luggage during the trip. Operation of Bharat Darshan Trip is subject to minimum no. of passengers booked.

For Bookings and Details Contact:

  • Tourist Information & Facilitation Centre (Chennai)
    Chennai Central Railway Station. Contact:- 82879 32121, 044 – 25352987
  • Tourist Information & Facilitation Centre (Chennai)
    No.9, 7A, The Raintree Place. Mc. Nichols Road, Chetpet, Chennai – 600031. Contact:- 90031 40680 / 82879 31964, 044 – 2836 3726
  • Tourist Information & Facilitation Centre (Madurai)
    Concourse Hall, First Floor, Madurai Railway Station. Contact:- 82879 31977, 0452 – 2345757
  • Tourist Information & Facilitation Centre (Tirucchirappalli)
    Tirucchirappalli Railway Station. Contact:- 8287931974
  • Tourism Information And Facilitation Centre (Coimbatore)
    209, Maruthi Towers, Opp. Govt. Hospital, Trichy Road, Coimbatore-641018., Contact:- 82879 31965 / 90801 99470
  • Regional Office (Bengaluru)
    No. 82, SMR Arcade, Dr .Raj Kumar Road, Rajajinagar 2nd block, Bengaluru – 560 010., Telephone:- 080 – 22960014, 85959 31291, 85959 31290
  • Tourist Information & Facilitation Centre (Bengaluru)
    Concourse Hall, Next to Higginbothams Book Stall, Bengaluru City Railway Station. Phone:- 080 – 22960013, 85959 31292
    Vijaywada (Andhra Pradesh), East Booking Area, Vijaywada Railway Station, Vijayawada-01. Contact:- 0866 – 2572280, 97013 60701