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Free pilgrimage services for senior citizens

Category - Senior Citizen Recreation & Leisure

The following states provides free pilgrimage services for economically disadvantaged senior citizens


Devasthan Vibagh provies senior citizen aged 70 years and above train and free pilgrimage flight for senior citizens

- fly free to the religious destinations

-Tirupati, Rameshwaram, Dwarka and Jaganathpuri

- Rajasthan also sponsors the pilgrimage through trains since 2013. The limit of free pilgrimage through trains has been increased from 9,000 to 25,000

- Free pilgrimage package includes lodging, boarding, food, medical and

assistance from helpers. For every 50-60 passengers, there are 3-4 helpers

who assist them in the train and outside. Train journey to Tripati

takes 2-3 days and by aerial route around 12 hours.

- The eligibility criteria for free flying is age has to above 70 years

and through train is 60 years.Other than government Pensioners, every

one who qualifies age norm is eligible to apply for the pilgrimage


Uttar Pradesh

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