IRCTC Launches TIGER EXPRESS – First Wildlife Tourism Train

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The first question you might ask seeing the
name is ‘Why Tiger Express’? Well,
it is launched to spread awareness among people regarding tiger conservation. It takes you through Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks, in
Madhya Pradesh, and both the wildlife reserves are known for their tigers.

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Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu flagged off Tiger Trail Circuit
Train from Delhi’s Safdarjung Station, on June
5th – World Environment Day. He took personal
interest in conceptualising this train to highlight the significance of
environment in our lives.

The train has five days and six nights
itinerary and it will start from Delhi’s Safdarjung Railway Station and travel
via Katani, Jabalpur, Bandhavgadh, and
Kanha. It is a semi-luxury train and it will take the guests onboard to the
world famous Bandhavgarh and Kanha
National Parks in Madhya Pradesh. The tourists will also get to
enjoy Dhuadhar Waterfall in
Dedhaghat near Jabalpur. He announced that Indian Railways  will launch more tourist circuit trains like elephant circuit, desert
circuit.

The package also includes AC rooms in three star resorts, sightseeing and road
transportation by AC vehicles, buffet meals, game safaris, inter-city transfers
and travel insurance. This is also the first semi-luxury train on a
tourist circuit having a dining car. The
objective behind it is to facilitate frequent interactions among travellers
during the travel.

Wildlife Tourism Train - Tiger Express

For
travelling in 1AC, tariff has been fixed at Rs. 49,500 for single occupancy,
Rs. 45,500 for double occupancy, Rs. 44,900 for triple occupancy and Rs. 39,500
for child with bed (5-11 years).

The fares
for those travelling in AC 2-tier is Rs. 43,500 for single occupancy, Rs.
39,000 for double occupancy, Rs. 38,500 for triple occupancy and Rs. 33,500 for
child with bed (5-11 years).

However,
these rates are valid for Indian citizens only. An additional surcharge of Rs.
4,000 per person will be charged from foreigners.

 

The
Itinerary for the travel is as follows..

 

Day 1 –
Sunday Departure from Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station at 15:00 hours. Dinner
and overnight on board.

Day 2 –
Monday Arrival at Katni by 5:40 hours. Breakfast on board, proceed for
Bandhavgarh for hotel check in and lunch. Later proceed for evening safari
(Khitauli Zone). Dinner and overnight at Bandhavgarh Hotel.

Day 3 –
Tuesday Departure from Bandhavgarh and proceed for Kanha. Check in and lunch at
Hotel. Later proceed for evening safari (Mukki Zone). Dinner and overnight at
Hotel.

Day 4 –
Wednesday Morning Safari (Mukki Zone) in Kanha with late morning breakfast.
Lunch at hotel. Evening time for leisure, dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 5 –
Thursday after breakfast proceed for Jabalpur. Lunch at hotel in Jabalpur.
Proceed for Dhuadhar Waterfall in Bedhaghat. High tea in the evening before proceeding
to train station. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 6 –
Friday arrival at Delhi Safdarjung Station at 15:50 hours. Breakfast and lunch
on board.

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This train
is one of the most innovative tourism product ever launched by Indian Railways.
The train’s itinerary has been planned in such a way that tourists get to see
three tiger safaris and have ample time to see the majestic wild cats in their
natural environment and also get to see other wildlife.

Hope you all
pack your bags soon and have a happy journey on board!! 🙂

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