A Divine Destination: IRCTC Dakshin Darshan Tour Package


IRCTC has designed the "Dakshin Darshan" tour packages which gives the devotees a chance to travel to the religious spots of Dakshin Bharat (South India). This eleven days trip will will cover places like Tirupati, Rameshwaram, Madurai,Kanyakumari, and Trivandrum.

No doubt traveling is such an existing thing which amuses all of us. People of all age group love to explore the places of their choice. When it comes to the travel preferences of elderly people they love to touring to such places where they can find peace and feel proximity to their God. Meeting with the divine power and belief of getting closure to the eternal power draws all the devotees to the Dhams (Temples / places of worship).

IRCTC Dakshin Darshan is a tour package which is not only supporting this belief of devotees, in fact proposing a very economical tour packages including transportation, accommodation and three times meals to promote such tours in India.

IRCTC Dakshin Darshan is a tour package which provides the devotees a chance to travel to the famous religious Dhams, and proposes a very economical tour packages including transportation, accommodation and meals to promote such tours in India.

Dakshin Darshan Tour package is operated under Bharat Darshan Tour Packages by IRCTC. In this package, five divine tourist places have been included which are

  1. Tirupati

  2. Rameshwaram

  3. Madurai

  4. Kanyakumari

  5. Trivandrum

The Tourist train has seven boarding points to board the train and move to the divine places covering above these above mentioned places. The boarding points are Indore Dewas Sehore Habibganj Itarasi (Madhya Pradesh) and Nagpur (Maharashtra). So, overall there are six boarding points at Madhya Pradesh and one boarding point at Maharashtra.

Transportation: Transportation medium would be Bharat Darshan Trains starting from Indore covering these five travel destinations. Train accommodation consists of sleeper class and 3rd AC class for journey.

Date of travel: The divine journey is starting from 25th February 2019 by 3:00 pm from Indore station. The train would be passing by other boarding station accordingly. You can check the train running status to know the live status of train for timely on-boarding.

Duration of Tour: The tour starts by 25th February 2019 and will be back way on de-boarding points on 7th March 2019. So, basically this tour is of 11 days to explore the "Dakshini Divinity".
Package cost: The tour package comprises of categories like:
Comfort Category: INR 10,395 per person. (Sleeper class accommodation)
Standard Category: INR 12,705 per person ( AC 3 accommodation )

The cost includes the taxes, transportation, accommodation, sightseeing and meals (three times). The cost doesn't include personal interests and sightseeing fares. Hiring a tour guide, shopping and entry fees have to bear by pilgrims. The difference in cost category is transportation accommodation categorized in third AC class and sleeper class.

Food: Meals would be provided by IRCTC during these 11 days journey. Pure vegetarian meals by railrestro.com would be provided to the pilgrims heading to the divine center of south. Meals include tea/coffee in the morning. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and water bottles would be provided to all the pilgrims.

Accommodation: Hall accommodation would be provided to all the tourists on sharing basis during the time of night stay and morning freshen ups.

Itinerary: Below is the day wise information regarding the 11 days tour. So, be prepared for these eleven days trip to your Dakshin Bharat Darshan.

Day 1: Bharat Darshan train would be departing the Indore station on 25th February 2019 by 3:00 pm. The train would be moving towards Rameshwaram covering all the boarding point stations of Madhya Pradesh. Overnight journey on the train.

Day 2: Reaching to Nagpur station. The train would be heading to Rameshwaram after the boarding of tourists from Nagpur junction.

Day 3 : Reaching Renugunta station. Visiting Balaji Tirupati Temple and overnight stay at Tirupati.

Day 4: Local sightseeing and visit at Tirupati temple. Departure from Tirupati in the evening by 9: 00 clock. Overnight journey to Rameshwaram.

Day 5 Arrival at Rameshram in the morning. Visit Shiva temple and 21 holy wells (own expenditure) and local sightseeing. Overnight stay at Rameshwaram.

Day 6: After breakfast, train will depart from Rameshwaram to Madurai by 11:00 am and arrival at Madurai by 2:00 pm. Visit Meenakshi temple (own expenses) and local sightseeing. Departure from Madurai by 10:30 pm (night) to Kanyakumari. Overnight train journey towards Kanyakumari.

Day 7: Arrival at Nagarcoil junction and then a road trip to Kanyakumari. Visit Kanyakumari temple, Vivekananda rock memorial, Gandhi Mandap ext. by own expenditure. Overnight stay in at Kanyakumari.

Day 8: Departure from Kanyakumari towards Trivandrum by road. Visit santhgiri ashram, kovalam beach, Padmanabh swami temple. Again departing Trivandrum by road to reach Kochuveli junction. Boarding the train at this junction to return Indore by 11: 00 pm. It's an overnight journey.

Day 9: Day and overnight journey towards de-boarding points.

Day 10: De-boarding point at Nagpur and Itarasi junction.

Day 11: Train would be reaching to all the de-boarding points of Madhya Pradesh and reaching at Indore station by 7:30 am in the morning.

Thus, the divine tour ends on 7th march 2019 with all the happy and energetic memories captured in your heart during your tour. Mesmerizing colors of diversity, lifestyle, food and people are going to showcase you about the religious diversity of India.

Booking and Reservation of Dakshin Darshan tour package:
You can make your reservation from three places in Madhya Pradesh. You can also get the details of the tour from any of these below-mentioned locations.
  1. Bhopal: You can contact IRCTC regional office at 2nd floor, block – 4, Paryawas bhawan, Arera hills, Bhopal or call on these numbers for detail. (0731-2522200, 9630-014-204)

  2. Indore: Tourist facilitation centre, platform number -1, Railway station, Indore.
    Contact: 7312-522-200, 9630-098-913

  3. Jabalpur: Area office ticket counter, platform number -1, Jabalpur railway station or contact: 7614-010-702, 7898-970-238.


You can also visit IRCTC website to reserve your seats for Dakshin Darshan.

Essential tips to keep in mind during this tour:
  1. Visit your doctor before journey, in case you have any health issues.

  2. Keep your medicines in your purse or at side chain of your bag for easy accessibility.

  3. Maintain your diet. If you are following some specific food habit then try to follow it during your journey.

  4. The travelling destinations are lying in south region of our country. There's a vast difference in food habits and cultures as you move from north to south. You can keep some nuts with you to accompany in your journey. This will keep your energized. You can also order food on train at your boarding or de-boarding points.

  5. Drink sufficient water to keep your body hydrated.

So book your tickets via IRCTC. This amazing and affordable tour package will make you feel the natural beauty and divinity of south regions of India. Get the divine peace and tranquility all over. Good luck. Enjoy the journey.


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