On the occasion of World Environment Day, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off Tiger Express from Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi. The semi-luxury train shall offer wildlife circuit tour in Madhya Pradesh.
The train is the initiative of Railway Ministry of India and its PSU IRCTC. An IRCTC official intimated that the train would first take passengers to Katni in Madhya Pradesh and from there they would go to Bandhavgarh by road for a safari. Kanha will be the next stop of the train journey. The tourists would then be taken to the Dhuadhar Falls in Bhedaghat, Jabalpur, before heading back to Delhi.
It will be a five-night, six-day package that would include accommodationin air-conditioned rooms in three-star hotels for three nights, sightseeing, food, inter-city transfers and travel insurance along with the train journey. The train has a dining car and only first and second tier ac coaches for which the tariff starts from Rs. 38,500.
Day 1 –Sunday Departure from Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station at 1500 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 1550 hours as tour ends with happy memories. Breakfast and lunch on board.