Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has announced tour packages from Visakhapatnam to Araku and Tirupati. These two packages will include rail and road transport. The Visakhapatnam-Araku tourist package will be available throughout the week while the Tirupati package is available once a week. Here are the details of the tourist packages announced by IRCTC.
Visakhapatnam-Araku-Visakhapatnam Rail-Road Package (1D)
The one day sightseeing package from Visakhapatnam to Araku will include a visit to Araku valley, Ananthagiri coffee plantations, Galikoda viewpoint and Borra caves. In the Araku valley, tourists will be taken to the tribal museum, tea plantations and a Dhimsa dance performance by the people of Araku. Tourists will arrive in Araku by train from Visakhapatnam. For local sightseeing in Araku, non-air-conditioned transportation will be provided. The package includes breakfast, lunch (vegetarian), tea and entrance fees to Borra Caves.
Cost per head
Economy Class (EC): Rs 3,060 for adults, Rs 2,670 for children
Sleeper Class (SL): Rs 2,385 for adult, Rs 2,015 for child
Second Sleeper (2S): rs 2,185 for adult, Rs 1,815 for child
Weekend in Tirumala Darshan (3N/4D)
The Tirumala package includes a visit to Kanipakkam, Sripuram, Venkateswara Swamy Darshan, Srikalahasti and Tiruchanur. Accommodation and AC transportation will be provided throughout the tour, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A special entrance darshan will be provided in Tirumala and the package also includes darshan tickets in Kanipakkam and Tiruchanur. Additionally, a tour guide will be available throughout the tour. The tour will start every Friday.
Cost per listen
Single occupancy: Rs 17,860 (3rd AC train), Rs 15,765 (Sleeper Class train)
Double occupancy: Rs 11,720 (3rd AC train), Rs 9,626 (Sleeper Class train)
Triple occupancy: Rs 10,495 (3rd AC train), Rs 9,400 (Sleeper Class train)
For more information regarding organized tours to Araku and Tirupati from Visakhapatnam, contact Chandan Kumar at +91 8287932318 or 0891-2500695.