tiger express

Indian Railways unveils IRCTC’s Tiger Express


Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on World Environment Day flagged off IRCTC’s Tiger Express, a semi-luxury tourist train launched to spread awareness among people regarding tiger conservation. Flagging off the train using a remote control from Mumbai, Prabhu said it has been launched to spread awareness about conservation of tigers. The semi-luxury train will take the guests onboard to the famous Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks in Madhya Pradesh. We take a look at 5 interesting facts about the Tiger Express

Monthly trips of the fully air-conditioned train to begin from October onwards would comprise of Rajdhani type coaches, having a First AC and Second AC accommodation. The coaches have been vinyl-wrapped with motifs of the wildlife

This is the first semi-luxury train on a tourist circuit having a dining car. The itinerary has a tariff structure starting from Rs 38,500, IRCTC said in a statement

The package includes accommodation in air-conditioned rooms of three stars or equivalent ranked hotels for three nights, sightseeing, food, inter-city transfers and travel insurance, it said

The 5 days/6 nights itinerary of the Tiger Express includes three Tiger Safaris and a visit to the famous Dhuadhar Falls in Bhedaghat, Jabalpur. The train would take passengers to Katni from where they will be taken Bandhavgarh by road for a safari.

From there they will be taken to Kanha for another safari. The tourists will then be taken to famous Dhuadhar Falls in Bhedaghar, Jabalpur, before heading back to Delhi

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