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Hit the wildlife circuit on ‘Tiger Express’ from June

After taking travellers on heritage, pilgrimage and desert circuit package tours, the Railways is now set to hit the tiger trail.

The services of semi-luxury train — “Tiger Express” — will begin from June 5, World Environment Day, at Delhi’s Safdarjung railway station. The wildlife circuit is Next month, Delhiites will enjoy a visit to tiger reserve parks in Madhya Pradesh thanks to the “Tiger Express,” a collaboration between the Railways and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).

The services of the semi-luxury train will begin on June 5, World Environment Day, from Delhi’s Safdarjung railway station.

This is the first time that Indian Railways will operate a tour package on the wildlife circuit. Apart from luxury trains like Maharaja’s Express, the IRCTC also offers tours packages on the desert circuit, Buddhist circuit, Bharat Darshan , etc.

The five-night-six-day tour will cover Bandhavgarh and Kanha national parks in Madhya Pradesh, apart from Dhuadhar Falls of Bhedaghat, Jabalpur.

The “Tiger Express” will only have first and second AC accommodations, with fare starting from Rs.38,500. The fare includes train ticket, local AC transport, accommodation and food.

“The tour will include two tiger safaris at Kanha national park and one at Bandhavgarh, apart from accommodation at three-star hotels. Our prices are affordable keeping in mind the services provided and there are no hidden charges,” said IRCTC spokesperson Sandip Dutta.


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