Devbrat Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Providing a once-in-a-while opportunity for the commoners to visit famous religious and tourist destinations in Kerala and Gujarat at very affordable rates, the Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched Special Air Tour Packages - ‘Majestic Kerala with Shree Padmanabhaswamy’ which includes houseboat stay; and visit to famous Dwaraka-Somnath Temple, Jyotirlings and Statue of Unity.

The Special tourist package by IRCTC will facilitate travel in economy class and also provide accommodation in 3 Star Hotels.

Dwaraka-Somnath Temple, Jyotirlings with Statue of Unity FROM BHUBANESWAR

The 4 nights and 5 days package starts from Bhubaneswar on March 19 and will end on 23rd March 2021. The itinerary includes one night stay in Ahmedabad, one night in Dwaraka, one night at Somnath and one night in Porbandar.

Tourist and religious destinations like Statue of Unity, Dwarakadhish Temple, Nageswar Jyotirling, Somnath Jyotirling, Kirti Mandir, Akshardham Temple will be covered in the package.

For Single occupancy, the package cost will be Rs 33730, for double it is Rs 27560 and for triple occupancy the cost will be Rs 26650. The package includes air ticket in Economy Class, night accommodation in 3 Star Hotels, sightseeing, breakfast and dinner/lunch, parking and toll charges, etc.

Majestic Kerala with Shree Padmanabhaswamy Temple FROM VISAKHAPATNAM

The 5 night and 6 days package from Visakhapatnam between February 25 and the 2nd of March 2021, will cover tourist and religious destinations like Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church, the Santa Cruz Basilica, Mattupetty Dam, Echo point, Rose Gardens, Kovalam Beach and Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

The itinerary includes one night stay in Kochi, two nights in Munnar, one night at Alleppey and one night in Trivandrum. For single occupancy, the package would cost Rs 35860, for double charges would be Rs 26960, and for triple occupancy the cost will be Rs 25870, which includes all the facilities for travel, accommodation and food.