Saturday, May 26, 2007

Shirdi Sai Baba Darshan

Shirdi Sai Baba Darshan

During my routine temple trip yesterday, I got a pamplet that was being distributed in the temple. It was highlighting about tours to important pilgrimage destionations like Shirdi, Pandaripur, Mantralayam etc. I called the number and they gave me more info too. They were glad when I told them if I could share across to other readers as well. Here are the details of the tour.

Disclaimer: The details are being published as a humble service to interested pilgrims and devotees. I do not vouch for any claims. I am also not associated with the advertiser. You are advised to cross-check with the advertiser regarding the details yourself.

Tour: Shirdi Sai Baba Darshan
Organized and Managed By: Indian Railways Bharat Darshan Tourist Train (Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corpn.)

The tour tries to address a direct tourist train from Chennai Egmore to Shirdi, Kopergaon. Alongside, they have also planned to cover Mantralayam and Pandaripur.

Tour duration: 6 days
Departure: 20 June, 2007
Tour Tariff: INR 3145 (The pamplet says this includes train fare, food, accomodation and local sight-seeing).
Tour Highlights:

  1. The travel organizers seems to have booked the entire train for only this tour.
  2. The train comprises of seven coaches with pantry car.
  3. Tourist buses and coaches have been arranged for in sight-seeing spots.
  4. Night stay accomodation means Dormitory accomodation.
  5. Each coach has been fixed with audio systems for religious discourses during travel/transits.

Contact Details:

Travel Times (India) Pvt Ltd,
11, Club House Road,
(Opposite Spencer Plaza),
Anna Salai,
Chennai -- 600 002.

Telephone: 914428461131, 914428461113


Tour Details

20 June 2007
Departure from Egmore, Chennai at 0700 hours (Train Journey)

21 June 2007

  1. Arrival at Kopergaon and Proceed to Shirdi. (1700 hours)
  2. Shirdi Baba Darshan.
  3. Night Stay: Chavadi

22 June 2007

  1. Attend Kakad Arthi
  2. Visit Holy Neem Tree
  3. Dwarakamayee
  4. Baba Darshan
  5. Departure from Kopergaon at 2300 hours (Train Journey)

23 June 2007

  1. Arrival at Sholapur (0800 hours)
  2. Visit Pandaripuram [Pandaripuram bus fare has been stipulated at INR 300 extra]
  3. Pandurangan Darshan
  4. Departure from Sholapur at 2145 hours

24 June 2007

  1. Arrival at Mantralayam (1000 hours)
  2. Raghavendra Darshan
  3. Departure from Mantralayam at 2200 hours (Train Journey)

25 June 2007
Arrival in Chennai at 1000 hours.

I hope the above information would be useful for interested pilgrims and devotees.


Unknown said...

A useful website for philanthropy by Shirdi Sai devotes:

Anonymous said...

any idea this year which month this train is schedueled