Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu recently flagged off IRCTC’s semi-luxury tourist train Tiger Express with the aim of spreading awareness among people regarding tiger conservation.
Suresh Prabhu, who was on tour to Mumbai, flagged off the train through video conferencing between Mumbai and Delhi.
This tourist train will be operated by Indian Railway PSU namely Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). It was launched on World Environment Day to highlight the significance of environment in our lives.
The semi-luxury train will take the guests onboard to the famous Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks in Madhya Pradesh.
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.
This is a fully air-conditioned train comprising of Rajdhani type coaches, having a First AC and Second AC accommodation. The coaches have been vinyl-wrapped with motifs of the wildlife.
During the five-night-six-day trip, 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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