Andhra Tour – Ratha Sapthami Special IRCTC Tour Package for Dwaraka Tirumala, Draksharamam, Pithapuram, Simhachalam, Annavaram, Vijayawada

IRCTC Special Package no-watermark

IRCTC Special Package no-watermark

“Bharat Darshan Special Tourist Train”, one of the most affordable all-inclusive tour package, covering all the important tourist places in the country. Booking of Bharat Darshan Special Tourist Trains is available online on our website. Booking can also be done through our Tourist Facilitation Centre, Zonal Offices and Regional Offices.

Destination covered :- Dwaraka Tirumala – Vasavi Kannika Parameswari – Sri Bhimeswara Swamy – Manikyamba – Puruthika Devi – Simhachalam  – Srikurmam – Annavaram – Kanagadurga

Boarding Points :- Madurai, Dindigul, Karur, Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Katpadi, Perambur, Vijayawada

Deboarding Points :- Nellore, Perambur, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Karur, Dindigul, Madurai

Package Details
Package Name Andhra Tour-Ratha Sapthami Special SZBD343
Destination Covered Dwaraka Tirumala – Vasavi Kannika Parameswari – Sri Bhimeswara Swamy – Manikyamba – Puruthika Devi – Simhachalam  – Srikurmam – Annavaram – Kanagadurga
Traveling Mode Train
Station/Departure Time Madurai – 00:05 Hrs
Class Budget
Frequency 09.02.19

Package Tariff:(Inclusive of GST)

Category Price Per Pax (5 years & above)
Budget ₹ 6,160/-

Destination covered :- Dwaraka Tirumala – Vasavi Kannika Parameswari – Sri Bhimeswara Swamy – Manikyamba – Puruthika Devi – Simhachalam  – Srikurmam – Annavaram – Kanagadurga

Boarding Points :- Madurai, Dindigul, Karur, Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Katpadi, Perambur, Vijayawada

Deboarding Points :- Nellore, Perambur, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Karur, Dindigul, Madurai

Departure Date: 09.02.2019 to 13.02.2019

Itinerary No :- SZBD343

Check out the official website of IRCTC for more details

9 February 2019  Departure from Madurai  – Early Morning
 Departure from Dindigul Early Morning Early Morning
 Departure from Karur Early Morning Early Morning
 Departure from Erode Morning Morning
 Departure from Salem Morning Morning
 Departure from Jolarpettai Morning Morning
 Departure from Katpadi Morning Morning
 Departure from Perambur Noon Afternoon
 Departure from Vijayawada Night Night
 Arrival Elluru Night
 Transfer to Dwaraka Tirumala Night Stay
10 February 2019  Darshan of Sri Venkateswara swamy

Departure from Dwaraka Tirumala by road   (Morning)

Arrival Penukonda (Morning)

Darshan of Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari

Departure from Penukonda by road   (Afternoon)

Arrival Draksharama (Afternoon)

Darshan of Sri Bhimeswara Swamy Temple

 Goddess Manikyamba Shakthi Peeth

Departure from Draksharama by road   (Evening)

Arrival Pithampuram (Evening)

 Darshan of Puruhuthika Devi Shakthi   Peeth

Reach Samalkot by road (Night)

 Board train from Samalkot Night
 Arrival Vishakapatnam Night Night Stay
11 February 2019  Darshan of Srikurmanantha Swamy

Proceed to Simhachalam by road

Darshan Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy

Proceed to Arasavalli by road.

 Darshan of Surya Narayana Swamy at   Arasavalli on Ratha Sapthami day

Reach Visakapatinam by road late night

Night Stay
12 February 2019  Departure from Visakapatinam by regular   train (Morning)

Arrival Annavaram (Morning)

Darshan of Sathyanarayana Swamy

 Board train from Annavaram Afternoon
 Arrival Vijayawada Evening
 Bathe in the Holy Krishna River

Darshan of Goddess Kanagadurga

If time permits visit: Mangalagiri Narasimha   Swamy Temple on your own. Report on time   to station as specified by the tour manager

 Board train from Vijayawada Night
13 February 2019  Arrival Nellore Early Morning Early Morning
 Arrival Perambur Morning Morning
 Arrival Katpadi Morning Morning
 Arrival Jolarpettai Morning Morning
 Arrival Salem Afternoon Afternoon
 Arrival Erode Afternoon Afternoon
 Arrival Karur Afternoon Afternoon
 Arrival Dindigul Evening Evening
 Arrival Madurai Evening Tour Ends
  1. The Arrival/ Departure timings at halt stations are tentative, and subject to Railway approval and train running as per schedule.
  2. In case certain halts are not approved by Railways, alternative halt arrangements will be made by IRCTC/SZ to cover such sightseeing locations. Under such circumstances announcements will be made in the train. For eg: If halt at Allahabad is not approved by Railways, an alternate halt at Prayag will be requested by IRCTC.
  3. IRCTC/SZ is not liable for publicized coverage of sightseeing locations in certain cases due to exceptional circumstances beyond its control.
  4.  In case of No Show, no refund request will be entertained by IRCTC/SZ.


  • Train journey by SL class.
  • Night Stay/Fresh up at hall/dharmashalas on multi sharing basis
  • Morning Tea/Coffee, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & 1 litre Drinking water per day.
  • Non AC road transfers on SIC basis.
  • Tour Escort & Security on train.
Package Exclusions:

  • Items of personal nature i.e. laundry, medicines.
  • Entrance fee for monuments.
  • Service of Tour Guide.
  • All others not mentioned in the Package Inclusions.

Note: Leave Travel Concession (LTC) will be issued by IRCTC for the tourists who avail the Bharat Darshan tours(only the Train fare & Road transfers will be admitted) after completion of the tour


For cancellation of your ticket, please log in to your account, select the Tour Confirmation Number of the ticket you wish to cancel and cancel your ticket from your booked history on line. Cancellation of your Ticket is possible only on the website, and is not possible on PRS Counters. If the user wishes to cancel his ticket, cancellation rules for Land (Holiday) and Rail Tour Packages as under:
No. of days before commencement of Trip* Total Deductions
Up to 15 days (excluding departure date) Rs. 100 /- per passenger
Up to 8-14 days (excluding departure date) 25 % of the package cost
Up to 4-7 days (excluding departure date) 50 % of the package cost
Less than 4 days 100 % of the package cost

Food: Morning breakfast with tea/coffee, Lunch, Night dinner/tiffin.

Transport: 55 seater Non push back Non AC/similar bus for pick up from station and sightseeing is arranged. Where buses are not permitted the tourists have to make their own arrangements on alternative modes. Entrance fees, Pooja, Special Darshan charges, Horse ride and Boating charges are to be borne by the tourist.
Accommodation: Hall/Dormitory Accommodation

Items to Bring: Pillows, Bed Sheet, Nylon rope for drying clothes, Lock and key with chain to secure luggage, Bucket with Mug, Torch Light, Umbrella, Medicines, Plates, Glass, etc.

Terms & Conditions

  • Passengers have to board and deboard the train at nominated stations as per the final Railway order and local transportation expenses to be borne by tourists on their own.
  • The package tour decided by the IRCTC includes Sleeper Class/ Third AC Train Tickets, Pure Vegetarian Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Hall type/Hotel accommodations and Bus for local sightseeing only. Cost value package.
  • Being a cost value package, personalized service is not viable; hence kindly converge with the group. In case of any assistance required do contact our group representative.
  • No rude behavior will be entertained, further to which you will be forced to drop from the tour.
  • Kindly queue while boarding the buses and don’t rush at the accommodation centre. Our representative would allot accommodation as specified.
  • It is the duty of the co passenger to provide seats first for the Handicapped and old people.
  • You should adhere to the time announced by the tour representatives. Failing which you will have to come to the next destination on your own expenses.
  • While traveling, there might be some delay in providing food, so old people and Diabetic passengers should carry some refreshments.
  • There might be delay in Train Arrivals and Departures and the train may not be able to follow the train timings for which you will have to bear with us.
  • There may be changes in the sightseeing itinerary that may be caused due to arise of situations that have to be adhered.
  • Announcement made in the train should be followed strictly to have pleasant travel.
  • In case any problem arises during the journey, the company’s decision will be final.
  • The tourist should follow the instruction given by the tour representative and should not interfere in the administration.
  • No smoking and consuming Alcohol in the train.
  • Please carry ID card at all items (like Driving License, Voter ID card, Ration Card, Pan Card) as proof of Identity for cross verification, by Railway Authorities and the same has to be borne by the tourist.
  • Alternate arrangements will be made for disruption of tour on account of natural calamities and the cost to be borne by the tourist.
  • Arrangements will be made for medical attention during sickness and the cost to be borne by the tourist.
  • The tourist will have adhere by the periodical guidelines issued by the authorities on the tour, through announcement and should not intervene in their working and should not cause any inconvenience to co-passengers.
  • The tour programme may be subject to alterations due to late running of the train. The final timings will be as per the railway order.
  • The decision of IRCTC/South Zone will be final on account of problems arising in the conduct of the tour.
IRCTC has right to alter itinerary under unavoidable circumstances and is not liable for any type of natural calamities/ strikes/ cancellations/ delay of train/insurgency of any such nature which is beyond control during the tour period. Management is not accountable for any theft or damage of luggage during the trip. Operation of Bharat Darshan Trip is subject to minimum no. of passengers booked.

Contact for more details

Zones Contact Details
Regional office – Chennai Regional Office, 9th Floor, Western Wing, Moore Market Complex, Park Town, Chennai 600003,
Ph. No.: 044-25352987
Tourism Information & Madurai Office Tourism Information & South Zone Office Office: 0452-2345757, Mobile: 9003140714
6A,The Rain Tree Place, No. 9 Mc Nicholas Road, Chetpet, Chennai- 600031
Office:.- 044 – 28363453, Fax No.- 044 – 28361997
TIFC, Chennai 9003140680, 9003140681
TIFC, Madurai 0452-2345757, 9003140714
TIFC, Coimbatore 9003140655

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