S. Anil Radhakrishnan

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The serene beaches, emerald backwaters, lush hill stations, exotic wildlife, waterfalls, sprawling plantations and enchanting art forms of Kerala that charm holidayers from around the world will adorn the country’s superfast train Rajdhani Express.

The 2431/2432 Nizamuddin-Thiruvananthapuram-Nizamuddin Rajdhani Expresses with paintings on tourist attractions of God’s Own Country is to be flagged off by Union Minister for Tourism Kumari Selja from Nizamuddin station on January 17.

Kerala Minister for Tourism and Home Kodiyeri Balakrishnan is to attend the programme.

The Rajdhani Express that links New Delhi to the State capitals offers the unique opportunity of experiencing Indian Railways at its best. It is for the first time that the tourist attractions of a State are being featured on the coaches of the country’s prestigious train.

“It is part of the innovative promotion strategy to enhance more visibility for the destination and unique tourism products the State has to offer and to attract domestic tourists to Kerala in the coming days,” Director of Tourism M. Shivasankar told The-Hindu.