Shirdi Special Train | Guru Krupa Yathra IRCTC

Shirdi Special Train | Guru Krupa Yathra IRCTC


IMPORTANT NOTE: Person above 65 years, Pregnant Women and Children below the age of 10 years will not be allowed for darshan.


“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 :– Pandaripur – Shirdi – Mantralayam

Boarding Point:- Tirunelveli, Virudhunagar, Madurai, Dindigul, Trichy, Vridhachalam, Villupuram, Chennai Egmore

Deboarding Points :- Chennai Egmore, Villupuram, Vridhachalam, Trichy, Dindigul, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Tirunelveli

Package Details
Package Name Shirdi Special
Destination Covered Pandharpur – Shirdi – Mantralayam
Traveling Mode Bharat Darshan Train
Station / Departure Time Tirunelveli: 00.05 hrs
Class Budget
Frequency 05.01.2021

Package Tariff :- (Inclusive of GST)

Package cost


Destination covered :- Pandaripur – Shirdi – Mantralayam

Boarding Point:- Tirunelveli, Virudhunagar. Madurai, Dindigul, Trichy, Vridhachalam, Villupuram, Chennai Egmore

Deboarding Points:- : Chennai Egmore, Villupuram, Vridhachalam, Trichy, Dindigul, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Tirunelveli

Itinerary Dated :- 05.01.2021 to 10.01.2021

Itinerary No :- SZBD 379A

05.01.2021 Departure from Tirunelveli at Early Morning
Arrival Virudhunagar at Early Morning Early Morning
Arrival Madurai at Early Morning Early Morning
Arrival Dindigul Jn. at Morning Morning
Arrival Trichy at Morning Morning
Arrival Vridhachalam at Morning Morning
Arrival Vilupuram at Morning Morning
Arrival Chennai Egmore at Noon Afternoon
06.01.2021 Arrival Pandharpur Morning
Pandurangan Darshan
Board train from Pandharpur Night
07.01.2021 Arrival Sainagar Shirdi Devotees are requested to pre-book the online pass for 7thEvening or 8thMorning at Noon Night Stay
08.01.2021 Baba Darshan
Board train from Sainagar Shirdi Afternoon
09.01.2021 Arrival Mantralayam Road Morning
Darshan of Shri Ragavendra
Board train from Mantralayam Evening
10.01.2021 Arrival Chennai Egmore Morning
Arrival Villupuram Morning
Arrival Vridhachalam Morning
Arrival Trichy Afternoon
Arrival Dindigul Afternoon
Arrival Madurai Evening
Arrival Virudhunagar Evening
Arrival Tirunelveli Jn. at Evening Tour Ends


  • Additional facility : Biometric Free darshan is also available which will facilitate yathries.
  • The Arrival / Departure timings at halt stations are tentative, and subject to Railway approval and train running as per schedule.
  • 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.
  • IRCTC / SZ is not liable for publicized coverage of sightseeing locations in certain cases due to exceptional circumstances beyond its control.
  • In case of No Show, no refund request will be entertained by IRCTC / SZ.


A. Generic preventive measures:

  1. 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.
  2. Physical distancing of at least 6 feet to be followed as far as feasible.
  3. Use of face covers / masks to be made mandatory.
  4. 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.
  5. Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing / sneezing with a Tissue / hand kerchief / flexed elbow and disposing off used tissues properly.
  6. Self-Monitoring of health by all and reporting any illness at the earliest to Tour manager and IRCTC helpline.
  7. Spitting shall be strictly prohibited.
  8. 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 from 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.



  • Train journey by SL class.
  • Night stay / Fresh up at Dharmshala / Hall / Dormitories 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.


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, 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:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Person above 65 years, Pregnant Women and Children below the age of 10 years will not be allowed for darshan.


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: Pillows, 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.

Contact Us:

Zones / AOs / TIFCs Contact Details
Tourism Information & Facilitation Centre & South Zone Office 7A,The Rain Tree Place, No. 9 Mc Nicholas Road,
Chetpet, Chennai- 600031, Office:.- 044 – 28363726, Mob: 90031 40680, 82879 31964
Area office – Chennai 9th Floor, Western Wing, Moore Market Complex, Park Town, Chennai 600003, Ph. No: 044-25330512
TIFC – Chennai 82879 32121, 044-25332548
TIFC – Madurai 82879 31977, 82879 32122, 0452-2345757
TIFC – Tiruchchirappali 8287932070
Area office & TIFC – Coimbatore 90031 40655, 8287 931965