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IRCTC Announces new Southern Circuit of Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train “Divya Dakshin Yatra with Jyotirlinga”


·Tour covers Tiruvannamalai [Arunachalam], Rameswaram, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Trivandrum, Trichy and Thanjavur

·The trains have been provided boarding / de-boarding facilities for passengers in across 10 stations in the two Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh


The concept of ‘Bharat Gaurav’ train has been a huge success over South Central Railway, which is visible in the consistently good patronage for all trips. Enthused by the spontaneous response of rail passengers, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has planned a new tourist circuit namely, Divya Dakshin Yatra with Jyotirlinga during Shravan Month. The train will cover important tourist places in the Southern States of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.


The Divya Dakshin Yatra with Jyotirlinga offers unique opportunity for all rail passengers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to have darshan of o­ne of the Jyotirlinga (Rameshwaram), while also covering important pilgrim and tourist places at Tiruvannamalai [Arunachalam], Madurai, Kanyakumari, Trivandrum, Trichy and Thanjavur. Significantly, the train provides boarding / de-boarding facility for the passengers at Secunderabad, Kazipet, Warangal and Khammam in Telangana as well as Vijayawada, Tenali, o­ngole, Nellore, Gudur & Renigunta in Andhra Pradesh.


The whole trip will be covered over a period of 8 nights / 9 days period. The train avoids all the difficulties involved in individual planning and making all-related arrangements like suitable trains, accommodation, food etc for the passengers. It includes all travel facilities (including both rail as well as road transport), accommodation facility, catering arrangements (Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner – both o­n-Board and Off-Board), Services of professional and friendly tour escorts, Security o­n train (including CCTV Cameras installed in all Coaches), Public announcement facility in all coaches, Travel insurance and presence of IRCTC Tour Managers throughout the travel for assistance.


IRCTC has already announced three trips in the new in the new Southern Circuit – i.e., trips starting o­n 9th August, 23rd August and 5th September 2023. The bookings have been opened for all the trips and interested passengers can either visit IRCTC website: or approach counter bookings by contacting the following numbers: Secunderabad: 040-27702407, 9701360701, 8287932228, 8287932229, 8087932231, and 9281495843.


Meanwhile, the 9th rip of the Bharat Gaurav Train in the existing circuit i.e., “Punya Kshetra Yatra: Puri-Kashi-Ayodhya” will commence its journey o­n 26th July.


Shri. Arun Kumar Jain, General Manager, South Central Railway has said that the Bharat Gaurav Tourist Circuit train has witnessed spontaneous response from the rail passengers of the two Telugu states. He said that the upcoming southern tourist circuit will provide new opportunities to the pilgrim and tourist passengers to visit these historically rich and important places. He said the end-to-end services being offered by the train have been useful in not o­nly saves time by avoiding individual planning for the tourists but is also economical as well.


Tour Schedule of the Upcoming New Southern Circuit Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train:

Divya Dakshin Yatra with Jyotirlinga (Shravan Special)

Tour Itinerary

Secunderabad-Tiruvannamalai [Arunachalam]- Rameswaram-Madurai- Kanyakumari Trivandrum-Trichy-Thanjavur - Secunderabad.

Tour Date

Departure at 12:00 Hrs from Secunderabad Railway Station

Trip 1 -From 09.08.2023 to 17.08.2023

Trip 2 – From 23.08.2023 to 31.08.2023

Trip 3 – From 05.09.2023 to 13.09.2023


8 Nights/9 Days

Boarding / De boarding Stations

Secunderabad, Kazipet, Warangal, Khammam, Vijayawada, Tenali, o­ngole, Nellore, Gudur & Renigunta

Cost Per Head (Including GST)

Economy Category (SL): Rs. 14300/-

Standard Category (3AC): Rs. 21900/-

Comfort Category (2AC): Rs. 28500/-

Destinations and visits covered

Tiruvannamalai- Arunachalam Temple

Rameswaram- Ramanathaswamy Temple

Madurai- Meenakshi Amman Temple

Kanyakumari- Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Gandhi Mandapam, Kumari Amman Temple

Trivandrum- Shree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Trichy- Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

Thanjavur- Brihadeeswara Temple


Ongoing Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train - “Punya Kshetra Yatra: Puri-Kashi-Ayodhya”

Tour Schedule:

Punya Kshetra Yatra: Puri-Kashi-Ayodhya

Tour Itinerary

Secunderabad – Puri – Konark – Gaya – Varanasi - Ayodhya –Prayagraj- Secunderabad


Tour Date

Departure at 12:00 Hrs from Secunderabad Railway Station

From 26.07.2023 to 03.08.2023



8 Nights/9 Days


Boarding / De boarding Stations

Secunderabad, Kazipet, Khammam, Vijayawada, Eluru, Rajahmundry, Samalkot, Pendurti & Vizianagaram


Cost Per Head (Including GST)

Economy Category (SL): Rs. 15075/-

Standard Category (3AC): Rs. 23875/-

Comfort Category (2AC): Rs. 31260/-


Note: Bookings are in progress for both Services.

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