Now travel from Lucknow to Nepal with IRCTC’s pocket-friendly religious tour package

The six-day, five-night package by IRCTC starts from June 19, and includes accommodation in a three-star hotel along with Indian meals.
The package includes a trip to the pashupatinath temple.
The package includes a trip to the Pashupatinath Temple. Image: Shutterstock/Galyasa.

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched a low-cost international tour package from Lucknow to Nepal by air. As per the official announcement, the six-day, five-night religious package will start from June 19, while the trip will end on June 24.

As per Ajit Kumar Sinha, Chief Regional Manager – Lucknow, IRCTC, the program will allow interested people to fly, at affordable rates, from the Amausi airport in Lucknow to Kathmandu. Once in Nepal, they would be taken to some of the most popular religious sites, including the Pashupatinath Temple, Durbar Square, and Boudhanath Stupa, along with several other prominent locations in Pokhara. “Based on the response, more such planned trips will be organised from Lucknow to Nepal,” Sinha further added.

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Visit popular religious sites in Nepal including the famous Boudhanath Stupa. Image: Shutterstock/Nitipol Temprim.

While the cost for the tour has been fixed at INR48,500 per head, booking for two people would bring the cost down to INR39,000 per person. The rate will further come down for the booking for three people in a group. The package will also include Indian food and comfortable accommodation in a three-star hotel. Booking for the package can be done at the IRCTC Gomtinagar office or on the IRCTC website, he added. 

If you are on a spiritual sojourn, do start a few days early, and visit the sacred sites that call Lucknow home. From witnessing the splendid architecture of the Balaji Temple and visiting the 300-year-old Chandrika Devi Temple, to offering prayers at the 15th-century Jama Masjid and listening to the holy chants at the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple — there is a long check-list for the religiously inclined in the City of Nawabs.

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