IRCTC offers tour packages from Gujarat to Jain pilgrimage sites, including Shikharji

Ahmedabad: With the intention of highlighting the cultural and spiritual importance of Jainism, a unique initiative called Jain Yatra has been launched by the IRCTC of Indian Railways. This specially curated train tour provides Jains with a firsthand experience of the grandeur of Sammed Shikhar through a spiritual Panchtirth Yatra spanning 9 days. The package includes accommodation, internal bus transport, and Jain cuisine.

Here are the details of the package that will depart from Ahmedabad on two dates, 4th and 14th December respectively.

Duration 08 Nights/09 Days
Tour Itinerary/destinations covered Pavapuri – Kundalpur – Guniyaji – Lacchuar – Rajgir – Parasnath – Rujuwalika – Sammed Shikharji
Train Itinerary Ahmedabad –  Rajgir – Parasnath – Ahmedabad
Boarding/De-boarding  Ahmedabad (ADI), Nadiad Jn (ND),  Chhayapuri (CYI)
No. seats 540 seats on AC III (Economy)
Tour Date First one – 04.12.2023, Second one – 14.12.2023


TOUR PRICE: per person

Category Double/ Triple Share
3 AC Economy Rs 15,000 Rs. 25,515/– per person.

Day Destination Particulars
Day 1 Ahmedabad
  • Assemble at Ahmedabad Railway Station.
  • Train departs for Rajgir Railway Station at 1500 hrs from Ahmedabad.
  • Onboard dinner service at 1600 hrs.
  • Overnight train journey.
Day 2 Train Journey
  • Breakfast onboard (Navkarsi).
  • Later lunch and afternoon tea service onboard.
  • Dinner (Chovihar) on board & overnight train journey.
Day 3 Rajgir – Pavapuri
  • Train arrives Rajgir Railway Station at 0500 hrs.
  • De-board train and proceed for Pavapuri by road. On arrival, check-in to hotels/dharamshalas.
  • Breakfast (Navkarsi) at a suitable place at Pavapuri. On completion Seva Pooja at Pavapuri.
  • Later lunch service at a suitable place at Pavapuri.
  • Proceed for sightseeing of Kundalpur & Nalanda University later in the afternoon by bus. Afternoon tea/coffee service at a suitable place.
  • Later return back to Pavapuri. Dinner (Chovihar) at a suitable place at Pavapuri.
  • Bhakti & bhavna at Pavapuri in the evening post dinner.
  • Night stay at Pavapuri.
Day 4 Pavapuri – Guniyaji – Lacchuar
  • Early morning travel by bus from Pavapuri to Lacchuar.
  • Darshan at Guniyaji on the way situated approx 100 kms away.
  • On arrival at Lacchuar, wash & change and breakfast (Navkarsi) followed by full day sightseeing at Lacchuar (Pahad Yatra) by small vehicle (self-arrangement).
  • Afternoon tea/coffee at a suitable place.
  • Later dinner (Chovihar) at a suitable place at Lacchuar.
  • On completion proceed to Pavapuri by bus.
  • Night stay at Pavapuri.
Day 5 Pavapuri- Rajgir
  • Checkout and proceed by bus from Pavapuri to Rajgir (25 Kms).
  • On arrival at Rajgir, breakfast (Navkarsi) at a suitable place.
  • Accommodation arrangement at Rajgir for the whole day.
  • Local sightseeing comprising of Pahad Yatra by horse cart (self-arrangement).
  • On return back to the accommodations post sightseeing, afternoon tea/coffee service.
  • Later dinner (Chovihar) at a suitable place at Rajgir.
  • Post dinner, proceed for Rajgir Railway Station by bus.
  • Arrive at station and board the train. Overnight train journey from Rajgur to Parasnath Railway Station.
Day 6 Rajgir- Parasnath
  • Early morning train arrives at Parasnath Railway Station.
  • Proceed for Sammed Shikharji by bus. Enroute visit Rujuvalika Jain Temple (40 kms).
  • On arrival at Shikharji, breakfast (Navkarsi) will be served at a suitable place.
  • Check-in to accommodations at Shikharji.
  • Later darshan & seva puja at Shikharji.
  • Meal services like lunch, afternoon tea/coffee and later dinner (Chovihar) at Shikharji.
  • Later in the evening Bhakti bhavna program and overnight stay.
Day 7 Shikharji
  • Proceed for Pahad Yatra in the early hours of the morning.
  • Brunch at a suitable place (Jalmandir).
  • Later return back from Pahad Yatra.
  • Afternoon tea/coffee and later dinner (Chovihar) at suitable place.
  • Proceed for Parasnath Railway Station by bus.
  • On arrival, board the train as it departs for Ahmedabad Railway Station at 2100 hrs.
Day 8 Train journey
  • Morning tea and breakfast (Navkarsi) onboard.
  • Lunch, evening tea and dinner (Chovihar) on board.
  • Dinner on board & overnight train journey.

Day 9


  • Train arrives Ahmedabad at 1000 hrs.


               ***TOUR ENDS WITH HAPPY MEMORIES. ***

Package Inclusions:

  • ~ Train journey by IRCTC’s Bharat Gaurav tourist train in AC III economy class.
  • ~ 03 nights stay in dharamshalas/budget hotels on double/triple/quad share.
    • 02 nights at Pavapuri.
    • 01 night at Shikharji.
  • ~ Wash & change arrangements at Lacchuar and Rajgir on multi sharing basis.
  • ~ 05 nights stay in rail coaches during overnight train journey.
  • ~ All meals (onboard and offboard): Morning tea, breakfast, lunch, tea/coffee and dinner (Jain meals only). Dinner will be served before sunset (Chovihar).
  • ~ All transfers and sightseeing in AC vehicles.
  • ~ Travel insurance for the passengers.
  • ~ IRCTC Tour Managers will travel throughout the tour for necessary assistance.
  • ~ Security and housekeeping services on Train.
  • ~ All applicable Taxes.

Package Exclusions:

  • ~ Meals are preset and a choice of menu is not available. Dinner timings are fixed.
  • ~ Doli Service at Sammed Shikhar and private horse cart at Rajgir.
  • ~ Porterage at railway station.
  • ~ All kind of tips to drivers, waiters, guides, representative, Fuel Surcharge, etc.
  • ~ Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry expenses, mineral water, food items not in the regular menus provided by us.
  • ~ Anything not included in the inclusions.