Lucknow: Now a person willing to travel to Vaishno Devi shrine is just required to pay a nominal amount of Rs 2,052 for getting his seat confirmed on the special train that will depart from Lucknow on June 5. The package includes travelling fare, lodging and accommodation, meals, bus fare from Jammu to Katra etc.
This initiative is taken after successful launches of Bharat Darshan- Dakshin Yatra and Shirdi Dham by Rail Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which is now set to launch the cheapest tour package for devotees to Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Jammu.
As per the sources, the passengers would be taken to Jammu railway station from where a bus would take them to Katra. "After the `darshan`, the passengers will have to come back to the base accommodation, from where they will be taken to Jammu railway station on special buses. They will then board the special tourist train and brought back to Lucknow.
A total of 490 seats are available for which the passengers can book either by visiting IRCTC office situated at platform number one of Kanpur Central railway station or by logging on to www.railtourismindia.com. The holy trip will culminate on June 8.