India’s First Semi Luxury Wildlife Tourism Train: Tiger Express

If you are crazy about wildlife then here is a good news for you. Recently, IRCTC launched a new semi luxury tourist train, Tiger Express. It is India’s first Wildlife tourism train which is also having a dining car. The main motive behind the launching of this train is to boost wildlife tourism and to spread awareness regarding conservation of tigers in India.

 

This train will take you to explore the true wildlife in the heart of India, viz Madhya Pradesh. According to the itinerary, the train will start from Safdarjung Railway Station and continue its tour by exploring Bandhavgarh National Park, Kanha National Park, Dhuadar Waterfalls and get back to Delhi.

 

The train provides two classes of travel, viz AC First Class and AC Two-tier Sleeper Class. The facilities of this train will be as same as of other trains. The unique facilities for which this train comes in the list of semi luxury train are that it has a dining car and shower cubicles. The package of this train starts from ₹ 38,500 that includes a five night-six day tour of the above mentioned places. All packages include accommodation in AC rooms, sightseeing, food, inter city travel and travel insurance.

 

 

 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Depart from Safdarjung Railway Station.
Day 2: Arrive at Katni. Leave for Bandhavgarh National Park for sightseeing and safari.
Day 3: Kanha. Head out for an afternoon safari and then nightstay at the place.
Day 4: After breakfast, leave for a morning safari.
Day 5: Move to Jabalpur to see the Dhuadar Waterfalls. After high tea, board the Tiger Express to return.
Day 6: Arrival at Safdarjung railway station at 3.50 pm.

 

Tariffs:

AC First Class:

Single occupancy:  49,500 per person
Double Occupancy:  45,500 per person
Triple Occupancy:  44,900 per person
Child with bed (5-11 years):  39,500

AC Two-tier:

Single Occupancy:  43,500 per person
Double Occupancy:  39,000 per person
Triple Occupancy:  38,500 per person
Child with bed (5-11 years):  33,500

Note:

  1. Above rates are valid for Indian Citizens only.
  2. Additional Surcharge of  4,000/- Per Person will be charged extra from Foreigners for the Safari Booking at Bandhagarh and Kanha.
  3. It is mandatory to mention the number of ID Proof at the time of booking and ensure to carry the same ID proof on while travelling on the trip.

For bookings call the IRCTC toll free number: 1800110139 or call Akhilesh Gupta on +919717648718 or Harendra Singh on +919717645648. 

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  • My Unfinished Life June 18, 2016 at 8:48 pm Reply
  • Jyotirmoy Sarkar June 20, 2016 at 9:50 am Reply

    superb initiative by IRCTC, the train is so gorgeous, did not know about it, thanks a lot for sharing.

  • Ami June 20, 2016 at 1:15 pm Reply

    Love the new initiative. And I sure would love to travel by it

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  • vandana mathur June 21, 2016 at 6:49 pm Reply

    Very interesting. I am a wildlife lover, and was not aware of this train.
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    Interesting!Very informative post!Thanks for sharing.

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