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Railways has launched the Bharat Darshan Tourist train for pilgrims to visit Shirdi, Tirupati, Jagannath Puri, Gangasagar, Baidyanath Dham and Jyotirlingams among others. Comprising 10 coaches, the train begins the “East Darshan” today from Chandigarh to cover Jagannath Puri, Gangasagar, Baidyanath Dham, Gaya, Banaras and Ayodhya. The bookings are being done by IRCTC and a budget-friendly package for pilgrims has been devised. According to the package, a person has to pay 830 rupees per day to selected destinations in the east or south of the country or packages that cover major religious sites.

The package includes train journey, road transportation, accommodation, sightseeing at tourist locations and onboard and off-board meals. Bharat Darshan will also cover 7 Jyotirlinga package beginning on May 23 from Chandigarh. The train also offers “Dakshin Darshan with Shirdi” tour package which starts on June 27 from Chandigarh through Delhi Cantt covering Shirdi, Tirupati, Kanchipuram, Rameshwaram, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Mysore and Bangalore.