IRCTC’s Festive Offer: 32 Special Trains And An Incredible 13-Day Journey Await!

by Mallika Khurana
IRCTC’s Festive Offer: 32 Special Trains And An Incredible 13-Day Journey Await!

India, a land of vibrant festivals, rich traditions, and breathtaking landscapes, has something truly special in store for you this season. Get ready to discover the heart and soul of the country with the Indian Railways and the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). Picture this: 32 special trains, including the iconic Vande Bharat Express, traverse the scenic route between New Delhi and Patna via Kanpur, all to add a touch of festive joy to your journey. But that’s just the beginning. How about a 13-day voyage from the southern beauty of Thiruvananthapuram to the majestic landscapes of Jammu & Kashmir, all on a budget that won’t leave your wallet empty?

32 Special Trains For Festive Travel

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The Indian Railways is all set to make your journey seamless and enjoyable. As per reports, they will be operating 32 special trains, including Vande Bharat, between New Delhi and Patna via Kanpur, just in time for the upcoming festivals like Diwali and Chhath Puja.

Here’s a glimpse of the exciting train list:

  • Vande Bharat Special Express: New Delhi-Patna-New Delhi, operating from November 11 to 17.
  • Surat-Subedarganj-Surat Special: Additional trips from November 3 to 25.
  • Udhna-Patna-Udhna Superfast Special: More trips from November 3 to 25.
  • Mumbai Central-Kanpur Anwarganj-Mumbai Central Weekly Superfast Special: Extended trips from November 12 to 27.
  • Valsad-Danapur-Valsad Special: Making eight trips from November 6 to 26.
  • Anand Vihar Terminal-Katihar-Anand Vihar Terminal Unreserved Special Express: Running four times from November 8 to 18.
  • Anand Vihar Terminal-Jayanagar-Anand Vihar Terminal Festival Special Unreserved Express: Via Kanpur Central from November 9 to 19.
  • Anand Vihar Terminal-Patna-Anand Vihar Terminal Superfast AC Festival Special Express: Eight trips via Kanpur Central between November 6 and December 1.
  • Delhi-Barauni-Delhi Reserved Festival Special Express: Four trips from November 5 to 27.
  • New Delhi-Gaya-New Delhi Reserved Superfast Festival Special Express: Making seven trips via Kanpur Central from November 6 to 28.
  • New Delhi-Patna-New Delhi Reserved Rajdhani Festival Special Express: Four trips via Kanpur Central between November 10 and 18.
  • Lokmanya Tilak-Danapur-Lokmanya Tilak Superfast Express: Operating 21 trips four days a week till December 3.
  • Pune-Danapur-Pune Weekly Special Train: From November 10 to December 3 via Manikpur for four trips.
  • Pune-Kanpur Central-Pune Weekly: From November 1 to 30 via Orai and Kanpur Central for five trips.
  • Pune-Danapur-Pune: Five trips weekly from November 4 to December 4 via Manikpur.
  • Malda Town-Anand Vihar Terminal Chhath Puja Special Train: Running two trips via Govindpuri between November 20 and November 28.

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Travel India From South To North For Less Than ₹30,000 With IRCTC

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But that’s not all! The IRCTC has something extraordinary in store for you. How does a 13-day pan-India journey from Thiruvananthapuram to Jammu and Kashmir sound to you? And the best part – it’s incredibly affordable, with prices starting at just below ₹30,000! You can now traverse the country’s length from south to north on board the ‘Bharat Gaurav’ train, known for its budget-friendly travel packages.

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According to Onmanorama, the ‘North Western Delight with Vaishnodevi’ package is a 12-night and 13-day journey that promises to be an unforgettable experience. The adventure begins on November 19 and concludes on December 1. With 754 seats available, including standard and comfort class, this journey is suitable for everyone. The standard class seats are available for just ₹26,310, and you can upgrade to the comfort class for only ₹39,240. The journey will take you to several fascinating destinations, including Ahmedabad, the Statue of Unity, Jaipur, Vaishnodevi Temple, and Amritsar. 

Make this festive season one to remember with IRCTC’s travel offerings.

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