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

Jyotirlinga-Darshan-Yatra

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:-

Date

Itinerary

Arr.

Departure

16/03/2014

 Departure from Madurai

 Departure Erode Jn.

 Departure Chennai

12.15 AM

04.00 AM

02.00 PM

17/03/2014

 In Train

18/03/2014

 Arrival Ujjain at

 Darshan of Mahakaleshwar (Jyothirlinga)

10.00 AM

Night Stay

19/03/2014

 Early Morning Proceed to Omkareshwar.

 Darshan of Omkareshwar (Jyothirlinga)

 Board train from Ujjain at

09.00 PM

Train Journey

20/03/2014

 Arrival Somnath at

09.00 PM

Night Stay

21/03/2014

 Darshan of Somnath (Jyothirlinga).

 Board train from Somnath at

11.00 AM

Train Journey

22/03/2014

 Arrival Pune at

 Compulsory Train Fresh up to all category.

 Darshan of Bhimshankar (Jyothirlinga)

 Board train from Pune at

05.00 AM

11.45 PM Train Journey

23/03/2014

 Arrival Nasik Road at

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

 Back to Nasik

11.00 AM

Night Stay

24/03/2014

 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

25/03/2014

 Darshan of Ayundh Ngnath  (Jyothirlinga)  at 07.00 AM

 Back to Nanded.

Night Stay

26/03/2014

 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

27/03/2014

 Arrival Srisailam at

Darshan of Mallikarjuna Swamy (Jyothirlinga)

 Back to Hyderabad.

 Board train from Hyderabad at

07.00 AM

11.45 PM

28/03/2014

 Arrival Chennai Central at

 Arrival Erode

03.00 PM

11.45 PM

29/03/2014

 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