July 11th, 2011 by admin

(A Govt. of India Enterprise)

05 Days/ 04 Nights package
Every Thursday From Chennai Central Railway Station

Package Features

1. Confirmed Return train journey in Sleeper class & 3AC
2. All transfers and sightseeing on Vehicle sharing basis.
3. 2 Night accommodation at Standard property on Twin & triple Sharing basis.
4. Toll, parking and all applicable taxes for above services.

For booking and Enquiry:
Tourism Information and Facilitation Centre
Chennai Central Railway Station, Park Town,
Ph: 04464594959, 9003140681.
Email: amit5604@irctc.com, jaswinder6320@irctc.com
Website –www.railtourismindia.com

January 8th, 2011 by admin

IRCTC under the brand rail tourism India has introduced two new package to Shirdi and Allahabad – vanarashi – Gaya. The tours will be conducted from Chennai and within the month of January and February 2011. For more details see below:


IRCTC – Chennai Central Railway Station
Park Town, Chennai – 600003
Cell: 9003140681
Website: http://www.railtourismindia.com/ and www.irctc.com

You can also dial the railway helpline – 139 (available 24 hrs)

December 8th, 2010 by admin

Tamil Nadu government tourism department provides the following tours from Chennai through TTDC. Following are the tours along with their itinerary and cost.

1. One Day Pondicherry Tour

This tour takes places only in the weekends – Saturday and Sunday. It starts at 6.30 am in the morning and comes to an end around 7 pm in the evening.

Places of visit: Pondicherry, Aurobindo Ashram, Museum, Beach, Auroville and Boating at Mudaliar Kuppam – Chennai

Cost of the tour for non a/c bus is Rs 500, a/c bus is Rs 750 and A/c Volvo is Rs 850.

2. One day Golden Temple Tour

This tour takes place each day of the week and starts at 7 am in the morning and ends at 8 pm in the evening.

Places of visit: Rathinagiri Murugan Temple, Sripuram Golden Temple, Vellore Jalagandeswar Temple

Cost of the tour for non a/c bus is Rs 350, for a/c bus is Rs 550 and a/c Volvo is Rs 600.

3. 14 Days – Sunny south Tour

This tour takes place on every Wednesday of the week. The bus leaves Chennai at 7 am in the morning and comes back on the evening of the 14th day.

Places of visit: Thiruthani, Thirupathi, Thiruchanoor, Bangalore, Hosur, Mysore, Mudumalai Wild Life Sanctuary, Ooty, Marudhamalai, Coimbatore, Guruvayur, Cochin, Kovalam, Trivandrum, Suchindram, Knyakumari, Tiruchendur, Rameswaram, Thiruparamkundram, Madurai, Palani, Trichy, Thanjavur, Swamimalai, Poompuhar, Chidambaram, Pondicherry, Mamallapuram, Kanchepuram

If you go for non a/c bus and non a/c single room the cost of the tour will be Rs 12500 and for a/c bus and a/c single room is Rs 21100.

4. 6 days south India Tour

This tour takes place on every Friday of the week. The bus leaves Chennai at 7 am in the morning and comes back on Wednesday next week by 5 pm.

Places of visit: Yercaud, Ooty, Mudumalai, Mysore, Brindhavan Garden, Chamundeswari Temple, Medikari, Tala kaveri, Bangalore, Vellore Sripuram Golden Temple.

If you go for non a/c bus and non a/c single room it will cost your Rs 7000 and for a/c bus and a/c single room Rs 9700.

5. 8 days – Goa – Mantralayam Tour

This takes place every Saturday. The bus leaves Chennai on every Saturday morning 7 am and comes back to Chennai on the following Saturday by 8 pm.

Places of visit: Ahobilam, Nandyal, Mahanandi, Srisailam, Manthralayam, Hampi-Hospet, Goa, Bangalore

If you go for non a/c bus and non a/c single room the cost of the tour will be Rs 7250. If you go for a/c bus and a/c single room, it will cost you Rs 12100.

6. One day Mamallapuram Tour

This tour takes place on every day of the week. It starts from morning 6 am and end at 7 pm in the evening.

Places of visit: Kancheepuram, Mamallapuram, Muttukadu Boating, VGP Golden Beach

Cost of the tour for non a/c bus is Rs 385, for a/c bus is Rs 550 and only on saturday and Sunday you can go for a Volvo bus which cost Rs 650.

7. Half day Chennai City Sight Seeing Tour

This tour takes place every day of the week. It starts at 1.30 pm in the afternoon and comes to an end around 6.30 pm in the evening.

Places of visit: Fort St. George, Govt. Museum, Valluvarkottam, Snake Park, Kapaleeswarar Temple and Marina Beach.

Note: 1. Govt.Museum will be closed on Fridays and Birla Planetarium will be covered on that day.

2. Snake Park will be closed on Tuesday

Cost if the tour for non a/c bus is Rs 140, a/c bus is Rs 200 and a/c Volvo is Rs 230.

Note: You can check the various other combination of accommodation on the Tamil Nadu government tourism website. There are also other tours which you can book on TTDC website.

For more info you may also contact:

Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex,
No.2, Wallajah Road,
Chennai – 600 002.
E-Mail Id :ttdc@vsnl.com
Phone Number:-044-25368358

September 17th, 2010 by admin

Tourism is changing every year. It is not the same what was one decade or two decades back. Tourism is just not seeing scenic beauty, monuments and antics, it is about the experience. These days words like slum tour, poverty tour are doing rounds. It may sound awkward but they are happening and yes, in our country too.

Be The Local Tours and Travels, conducts Dharavi Slum Tour by students of that area. Dharavi is the largest slum in Asia and is a entirely different world. It may be an improvised area but has millions of dollars in turnover. For more info you can check a site: http://www.dharavi.org/

Mainly foreign tourist want to take tour of this area and tour operators are promoting it. They claim tour guides are local students of Dharavi who are very knowledgeable about history and culture of Dharavi and have a lot of experience with overseas visitors. Plan includes walk tour of 1 hr to 3.5 hrs costing in between Rs 300 to 500.

So if you are interested in Dharavi slum Tour call: +91 9930027370, +91 9664376369
email: info@bethelocaltoursandtravels.com
or visit: http://www.bethelocaltoursandtravels.com/

July 5th, 2010 by admin

IRCTC launches Chardham Yatra Packages in the domestic tourism market

These Holiday variant packages comprises of best of the services including accommodation in Standard Hotels, Vegetarian meals, Transport from Ex Delhi and Sight seeing of various Holy tourist attractions and comforts specially designed for domestic travelers.

Char Dham Package (11Nights/12Days)

CharDham Darshan

Char Dham is referred to the four Hindu religious sites in Uttarakhand state of India. These are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. Nestled in the lap of majestic Himalayas, these four sites are the epicenter of religious activity in north India.

Price starting from: Rs.23800/-

Do Dham Yatra-Kedarnath and Badrinath (07 Nights/08 Days)

Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the backdrop of majestic Kedarnath range. Badrinath – one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country, Badrinath is situated at an elevation of 3,133 mts.

Price starting from: Rs.13750/-
Kedarnath & Badrinath

Gangotri and Yamunotri-Do Dham Yatra (06 Nights/07 Days)

Gangotri & Yamunotri Darshan

Both these Shrines are in the icy Garhwal ranges and regarded as the most sacred of all Himalayan ranges. It is also said that heaven and earth converge in these holy spots, and to be born or die here is a boon only the very fortunate have.

Price starting from: Rs.15400/-

EK Dham Yatra -Gangotri Package (04 Nights/05 Days)

The temple was constructed in the early 18th century by a Gorkha Commander Amar Sigh Thapa. The origin of the holy river is at Gaumukh, set in the Gangotri Glacier, and is a 19 km trek from Gangotri.

Price starting from: Rs.9050/-
Gangotri Darshan

Ek Dham Yatra- Badrinath Package (04 Nights/05 Days)
Badrinath Darshan

Badrinath is the most important of the four sites in India?s Char Dham pilgrimage. Badrinath is in the Garhwal hills, on the banks of the Alaknanda River.Badri refers to a berry that was said to grow abundantly in the area, and nath refers to Vishnu.

Price starting from: Rs.11150/-

Booking & more information Contact:

IRCTC North Zone Office
Ginger rail Yatri Niwas Building ,
Ajmeri Gate Side , New Delhi
Tel – 011-23701100, 23701101, 23232908
E-mail: himanshu.bhatt@irctc.com , Website- www.railtourismindia.com

October 2nd, 2009 by admin

The iternary of the 3 night/ 4 days “Shirdi Rail Tour from Bangalore
” is as follows:

Day 01 Departure Bangalore by Karnataka Exp (Train No. 2627) at 19:20 hrs.

Day 02 Arrive Kopargaon Station at 13:40 hours. Meet & assist to transfer by reserved vehicle to hotel. Evening visit to Shri Sai Baba temple over Night stay at Hotel.

Day 03 Morning Visit Shanisinganapur. Transfer by reserved vehicle to Kopargaon Station Karnataka Express (Train Number 2628) for departure at 16:40 hours.


Rate per person on Twin Sharing

Rate per person on Triple Sharing

Child (Without Bed)









*Comfort Rail Journey Ticket in Sleeper / 3 Tier AC. * Break Fast, Lunch & Dinner. *Car Transport.

For Booking & Information Please log on to :- www.railtourismindia.com
Marketing offices Address:-

Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation
(A Government of India Enterprise)
C.B ROYALE, 2/2, Dr. Raj Kumar Road.
Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore-560010
PH:- 080-22960013/14/17
(City Railway Station, Bangalore)
Email:- zto@irctc.com, tourismsbc@irctc.com
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