Indian Railways inaugurates ‘Tiger Express’ train

Indian Railways inaugurates ‘Tiger Express’ train

Indian Railways has launched the Tiger Express, a semi-luxury train that will allow passengers to explore the country’s “tiger trail”.

Launched to coincide with World Environment Day on 5 June 2016, the inaugural service departed from Delhi’s Safdarjung Station and was flagged off by India’s Minister of Railways, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu.

“[The] tiger is at the apex of the food chain which has tremendous ecological impact and hence it is befitting to launch a train focused on this subject,” the minister said. Operated by Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the Tiger Express will take passengers to Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks in Madhya Pradesh, as well as the Dhuadhar Waterfall in Bedhaghat, near Jabalpur.

The five-day/six-night itinerary includes three tiger safaris and the package price also includes three nights’ accommodation at Mogli Resorts in Bandhavgarh and Kanha, sightseeing trips, road transportation, buffet meals, inter-city transfers and travel insurance.

IRCTC is now planning to launch more tourist circuit trains, encompassing sectors such as elephant and desert tourism.


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