Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is organizing a 14 day pilgrimage to the 9 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, covering different states.


The destinations that will be covered include : Chennai – Mahakaleshwar – Omkareshwar – Somnath – Bhim Shankar – Triambakeshwar – Grushneshwar – Ayuundh Nagnath – Parli Vaijinath – Srisailam.

The journey will begin on 16th March, 2014 and end on 29th March, 2014.

“The tour has been planned mainly for senior citizens to have a Darshan of the Nava Jyotirlingas of four states which are not accessible by regular modes of transport,” an official said.  The features of this train include 3 tier A/C coaches, sleeper class coaches, a separate pantry car and accompany to safeguard luggage and public announcement system.

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The Schedule of Nava Jyothirlinga Yatra is mentioned below:-






 Departure from Madurai

 Departure Erode Jn.

 Departure Chennai

12.15 AM

04.00 AM

02.00 PM


 In Train


 Arrival Ujjain at

 Darshan of Mahakaleshwar (Jyothirlinga)

10.00 AM

Night Stay


 Early Morning Proceed to Omkareshwar.

 Darshan of Omkareshwar (Jyothirlinga)

 Board train from Ujjain at

09.00 PM

Train Journey


 Arrival Somnath at

09.00 PM

Night Stay


 Darshan of Somnath (Jyothirlinga).

 Board train from Somnath at

11.00 AM

Train Journey


 Arrival Pune at

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 Darshan of Bhimshankar (Jyothirlinga)

 Board train from Pune at

05.00 AM

11.45 PM Train Journey


 Arrival Nasik Road at

 Transfer to Accommodation Center. Fresh up. Darshan of Triambakeshwar (Jyothirlinga)

 Back to Nasik

11.00 AM

Night Stay


 Board train from Nasik Road at

 Arrival Aurangabad at

 Darshan of rushneshwar  (Jyothirlinga).

 Board train from Aurangabad at

 Arrival Nanded at

10.00 AM

10.00 PM

05.00 AM

05.00 PM

Night Stay


 Darshan of Ayundh Ngnath  (Jyothirlinga)  at 07.00 AM

 Back to Nanded.

Night Stay


 Departure from Nanded at

 Arrival Parli at

 Darshan of Parli Vaijinath (Jyothirlinga)

 Departure from Parli at

 Arrival Hyderabad at

 Proceed to Srisailam by Bus

08.00 AM

09.00 PM

05.00 AM

02.00 PM

Night Journey


 Arrival Srisailam at

Darshan of Mallikarjuna Swamy (Jyothirlinga)

 Back to Hyderabad.

 Board train from Hyderabad at

07.00 AM

11.45 PM


 Arrival Chennai Central at

 Arrival Erode

03.00 PM

11.45 PM


 Arrival Madurai

05.00 AM

Tour Ends

* Above Date and Timings are subject to change

The Jyotirlingas Train Tour is all inclusive of vehicle (buses) for transfers and sightseeing, hotel accommodation, on & off board catering vegetarian catering and security & escort services. The Jyotirlingas Train Tour package has been classified into deluxe, comfort, standard and budget categories.

Contributed by Ashish Gupta