IRCTC to offer tour packages for Kathmandu

Indian Railways’ leading subsidiary IRCTC brings blessing-bonanza for “Shiv” Devotees. It is planning to run a special train from Indore to Nepal to make visit to famous Pashupatinath Temple (one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world) easy for the people the state. The special train to Nepal is expected to be given green flag from Indore around Independence Day, says Achyut Singh, Regional Manager of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation, to Times of India.

The IRCTC, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation would flag off the special train from Indore (the largest city and commercial center of the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India) to Raxaul (a sub-divisional town in the East Champaran district of the Indian state of Bihar), which is about 100 kms from Kathmandu. There from, the private bus operators would take passengers to Kathmandu.

Nepal’s Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred Hindu temples of Lord Shiva (a Hindu God) in the world. It is located on the banks of the Bagmati River in the eastern part of country’s capital, Kathmandu. The temple is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.

Shiv devotees come to take blessing of Lord Shiv from all the way here. The temple is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams (Holy Abodes of Shiva on the continent). It is only the temple in the world where Hindus alone are allowed to go into the temple building. Nepal is a secular country where even non-Hindu visitors are allowed to look at the temple from the other bank of Bagmati River.

There are million of tourists in India who visit the Pashupatinath shrine each year. There is a huge interest in the temple among the tourists from India, especially from Madhya Pradesh.

Indian Railways has already started several tour packages which passengers are booking from its official website. These packages include Jyotirlinga Package, Char Dham Yatra, Dakshin Yatra, etc. The railway is considerably working out on…

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