New Delhi: Indian Railways has launched the semi-luxury train called the Tiger Express to bring excitement to the wildlife enthusiasts. The train will traverse through Madhya Pradesh’s Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks, which are known Tiger habitats.
Tiger Express is the first semi luxury train across the tourist circuit with a dining car while it also has a separate shower cubicle. IRCTC has announced that price per ticket includes the train journey besides hotel stay, transport and all meals.
Read on to find out 5 important facts and details about the newly launched Tiger Express from Indian Railways.
- Package includes 5-days and 6-nights trip
- Package will include tiger safaris
- Train will have comfortable and air-conditioned coaches
- 3 Star Hotel accommodation with buffet for three days
- Package rates will range from Rs.33,500 to Rs.49,500
The Tiger Express was launched on ‘World Environment Day’ on June 5, 2016, Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu flagged off the train. The reason behind the launch of the express on an important date is to bring the attention and awareness of the endangered species. The train will start from Delhi and will start regular journeys from October onwards, wildlife parks are closed from June 15, 2016, onwards and hence the break till October mainly due to monsoon season.
This Roaring Journey had 24 passengers on board who took in some of the best wildlife across Madhya Pradesh. Tiger Express is set to take off on regular trips from October this year.
Name – Tiger Express
Destination Covered – Bandhavgarh – Kanha – Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh)
Travelling Mode – Semi-Luxury & AC Train
Class – 1AC & 2AC
Tariff: AC First Class:
Though prices seen a bit high, it includes a 5 day, 6 night tour on this semi luxury train. It also includes accommodation in AC rooms at 3 star hotels for 3 nights of which one will be at Bhandavgarh and two at Kahna along with sightseeing, travel by AC vehicles and buffet meals along with insurance cover.