IRCTC offers a hill station tour Onam package from Kerala to Kashmir

kashmirThanks to Onam, the festive season and a rather long holiday break is inching near by for the wanderlust Keralites!  If hills stations have always been your favourite holiday idea and you are looking for new options other than the backyard destinations like Munnar or Thekkady, avail the IRCTC Onam package of an exclusive train tour from Kerala to Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

The train that chugs off from Keralawill have Chennai and Vijayawada as its major wayside halt stations. This 14-day tour package, starting from September 14 will be available in four different categories of budget, standard, comfort and deluxe to suit every budget type of travellers. Apart from the popular hill stations of Shimla, Kulu and Manali, the tour will also take you to the Indian capital city of Delhi, Agra, the home of Taj and Amritsar, the land of the Golden temple and most scared pilgrim centre for sikhs. This onam package would be a perfect option for families and groups and also for the LTC travellers who avail their travel benefits during Onam holidays.

The budget and standard tour packages will include confirmed II sleeper travel, while comfort and deluxe class passengers will be entitled for III tier AC travel. Though the vegetarian menu provide onboard will be the same for all classes of passengers, the deluxe category passengers will have the extra provision of evening snack and tea. While passengers from Kerala will be served boiled rice, the rest of the passengers can opt for white raw rice. Non AC local transport also would be provided for budget and standard category passengers.

Starting from the Kerala capital of Thiruvananthapuram, the train will have stops only at Chennai and Vijaya­wada. However the passengers who book their package will have the option to board at those way side stations where the train will halt for a change of train crew. So if you have been putting off a Kashmir tour for want of convenient transport options, this could be your ultimate choice !


Sholto Ramsay

Boss, motivator and general eccentric with a deep love of Kerala and India who just wants everyone to enjoy an amazing and life enhancing experience of Kerala.

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