The Shri Jagannath Circuit Train, operated by IRCTC’s Bharat Gaurav Train, will embark on a sacred journey from January 25th to February 1st, 2023, visiting prominent temples in pilgrimage cities such as Varanasi, Puri, and Gaya. This tour, called Shri Jagannath Yatra, is part of the Indian government’s “Dekho Apna Desh” initiative to promote domestic tourism and will cover notable pilgrimage and heritage sites in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Odisha.
Shri Jagannath Circuit Train Route
The 8-day IRCTC Jagannath Circuit Train tour begins in Varanasi, the ancient holy city, where tourists will visit the Kashi Vishwanath jyotirlinga temple, the Ganga ghat, and the Arti ceremony. The next stop is Jashidih Railway station in Jharkhand, where tourists will visit the Baidyanath dham Jyotirling temple.
Then, the train will proceed to Puri, where tourists will stay for two nights in hotels, visiting the Jagannath temple, Golden Puri beach, Sun temple at Konark and the temples of Bhubaneswar. The last destination on the tour is Gaya, where tourists will visit the Vishnupad temple. The train will return to Delhi on February 1st, 2023, the 8th day of the journey.
Shri Jagannath Circuit Train Itinerary and Running status
Here is the itinerary for Shri Jagannath Circuit Train:
|1700 hrs: Board in special train at Delhi Safdarjung railway station.1800 hrs: Departure of train to Varanasi.2000 hrs: Dinner & overnight train journey.
|0600 hrs: Breakfast onboard.0700 hrs: Arrival at Varanasi Railway station and proceed to Hotels for wash & change.0900 hrs: Visit Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga Temple and Corridor.1530 hrs: Post Lunch free time for shopping etc.1730 hrs: Visit Ganga Arti at Dashaswamedh ghat.1930 hrs: Return back to Varanasi Railway station.2030 hrs: Dinner on board. Departure to Jasidih. Overnight train journey.
|0800 hrs: Breakfast onboard.1100 hrs: Arrival at Jashidih Railway station and proceed to Baidyanath.1200 hrs: Wash & change in hotels.1400 hrs: Post Lunch visit Baidyanath Jyotirling temple.1700 hrs: Proceed to Jashidih Railway station.1800 hrs: Board the train at Jashidih Railway Station and departure to Puri.2000 hrs: Dinner onboard. Overnight train journey.
|0800 hrs: Breakfast onboard.1230 hrs: Lunch onboard.1300 hrs: Arrival at Puri Railway station and proceed to Hotels.1700 hrs: Visit Jagannath Puri Dham temple.2000 hrs: Dinner & overnight stay at Puri.
|0800 hrs: Breakfast at Hotel.0900 hrs: Proceed to visit Bhuvaneshwar Lingraj Temple, Parashurameshwar temple, Udaigiri caves. Lunch at suitable place. 1900 hrs: Return to Puri.2000 hrs: Dinner & overnight stay at Puri..
|Puri – Konark
|0800 hrs: Breakfast at Hotel.0900 hrs: Visit Konark Sun Temple and beach.1400 hrs: Return back to Puri Railway station. 1500 hrs: Departure to Gaya, Lunch onboard.2000 hrs: Dinner onboard. Overnight train journey.
|0600 hrs: Breakfast Onboard0800 hrs: Arrival at Gaya Railway Station1000 hrs: Wash & change in hotels.1400 hrs: Post Lunch visit Vishnupad Temple.1830 hrs: Return back to Gaya Railway station.1900 hrs; Departure to Delhi.2000 hrs: Dinner onboard. Overnight train journey.
|0830 hrs: Breakfast on board.1100 hrs: Arrival Delhi Safdarjung Station.
Shri Jagannath Circuit Train Facilities
The fully air-conditioned tourist train includes eleven 3rd AC coaches, one pantry car, and two SLR coaches. Freshly cooked vegetarian meals will be served on board to guests in their seats from the modern pantry car. The train also features an infotainment system for entertainment and public announcements. Clean toilets and enhanced security features, including CCTV cameras and security guards for each coach, have been provided for the tourists’ comfort and safety.
Shri Jagannath Circuit Train Ticket Price
The launch of the IRCTC Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train aligns with the Indian government’s “Dekho Apna Desh” initiative to promote domestic tourism. Indian Railways is offering a concession of approximately 33% for the promotion of rail tourism under the Bharat Gaurav Train scheme.
Packages are offered at an economical rate starting from Rs. 17655/- per person. The IRCTC tourist train package includes 3rd AC train travel, night stays at AC hotels, all meals (vegetarian only), all transfers and sightseeing in buses, travel insurance and services of a guide. All necessary health precautions will be taken and IRCTC will strive to provide a safe and memorable experience for guests.
Shri Jagannath Circuit Train Cancellation Charges
Shri Jagannath Circuit Train Cancellation Charges are as below:
|No. of days before commencement of Trip*
|Before 30 days (excluding departure date)
|10 % of the package cost
|Up to 15-29 days (excluding departure date)
|30 % of the package cost
|Up to 9 – 14 days (excluding departure date)
|60 % of the package cost
|Less than 9 days
|100 % of the package cost
How to book tickets on Shri Jagannath Circuit Train
Booking for the Shri Jagannath Circuit Train which is part of the IRCTC Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train can be done via the IRCTC website.
Key highlights of Shri Jagannath Circuit
Here are the key highlights of the train:
- The IRCTC Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train offers an opportunity for pilgrims to experience the rich cultural heritage of Odisha.
- The 8-day tour package on the train starts on January 25th, 2023 from Delhi.
- Indian Railways is providing a concession of approximately 33% for the promotion of rail tourism under the Bharat Gaurav Train scheme.
- Packages are available at an economical price range, starting from Rs. 17,655/- per person.
- The major attraction of the tour is a visit to the world-famous Jagannath temple in Puri. Sightseeing in Konark, Bhubaneswar, Kashi, Baidyanath, and Gaya are also included in the package.
- The train has 11 3rd AC class coaches and can accommodate up to 600 tourists. ● Tourists can board or disembark the train at Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Tundla, Etawah, Kanpur, and Lucknow stations during the journey.
- The train features a well-equipped pantry to serve freshly-made vegetarian meals to tourists.
- Special security arrangements, such as CCTV cameras and security guard services, are available on the train.
- IRCTC has also partnered with Paytm and Razorpay for EMI payment options for customers.
FAQs on Shri Jagannath Circuit Train
When does Shri Jagannath Circuit Train start?
Shri Jagannath Circuit Train to start on 25th January 2023.
What is the price of a ticket in Shri Jagannath Circuit Train?
The tickets for Shri Jagannath Circuit Train start at INR 17655.
What is the route of Shri Jagannath Circuit Train?
The train will start from Delhi and go via Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Tundla, Etawah, Kanpur and Lucknow stations in the tour to reach its final destination Puri.