Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Flagged Off 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 ti the famous Bandhavgarh and kanha National Parks in Madhya Pradesh. We take a look at some 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 & 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/6nights itinerary of the Tiger Express includes three Tiger Safaris and a visit to the famous Dhuaghat Falls in Bhedaghat, Jabalput. 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.