IRCTC introduced a special tour package to 12 Jyotirlingas along with Nepal Pashupatinath temple after the successive launch of Vaishno Devi temple tour packages. The special package of 34-day long tour will start on 26 June and conclude on July 27, 2011. The religious tour will begin at Delhi and will have two stoppages in Jhansi and Moradabad.
As per the IRCTC officials, the main highlight of this tour is visiting Nepal Pashupatinath Temple. This journey routes from Gorakhpur by road which may thrill devotees. The fare of the special package is Rs 17,442. There are only 200 seats available out of 490 seats.
The 12 Jyotirlinga temples include – Mahaakaal or Mahakalaswar at Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh), Mallikarjun in Shrishailam (Kurnool district) in Andhra Pradesh, Omkareshwar (Khandwa district, Madhya Pradesh), Vaidyanath at Deogarh, Jharkhand, Somnath in Saurashtra (Junagadh district in Gujarat), Bhima Shankar in Pune, Maharashtra, Rameshwaram in Setubandha, TamilNadu, Nageshwar in district Almora (Uttarakhand), Vishwanath in Varanasi, Triyambakeshwar near Nasik on the banks of river Godavari, Kedarnath/Kedareshwar in Uttarakhand Himalayas, Ghushmeshwar in Shivalaya or Grineshwar, Ellora caves, in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra.