7 Things to Know About IRCTC’s First Semi-Luxury Train Called Tiger Express

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On 5 June, 2016, on the occasion of the World Environment Day the Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu flagged off the first semi-luxury tourist train by IRCTC called Tiger Express. This semi-luxury train comprises of a dining car, a small library and bathrooms with showers.

Tariff of Tiger Express

It offers packages with the tariff structure for the entire trip ranging from Rs 38,500. The trip of 5 days-6 nights includes three Tiger Safaris. The AC-first class package costs from Rs 49,500 to Rs 39,500 and packages for AC 2-tier begins from Rs 33,500 to Rs 43,500. An additional cost of Rs 4,000 is charged for foreign tourists booking safari at Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Park.


Accommodation in air-conditioned rooms for three nights in three star or similar hotels will be included in the package said IRCTC. It will also include food, sightseeing, inter-city transfers along with the travel insurance.

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The Itinerary Includes

An IRCTC official while explaining the details of the itinerary said that during the trip of 5 nights- 6 days, the passengers will be taken to Katni, from where they will move towards Bandhavgarh for a safari by road. Then they will proceed for another safari at Kanha.

HODELETE HFA Bandhavgarh National Park. (Courtesy of Madhya Pradesh Tourism/MCT)

After that the tourists will be taken to the popular Dhuadhar Falls, located in Bhedaghar, Jabalpur. Then the passengers will return back to Delhi.

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Session Begins

The regular monthly trips of this semi-luxury train will begin from October when the National Parks reopen after the monsoon in India.

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The Objective

This train has been launched with the objective to provide ultimate experience of the best wildlife throughout Madhya Pradesh with around 24 nature enthusiasts.

The officials are striving to get its costing reduced by the time of its second journey.


So, get prepared and pack well for this journey through Tiger Express to watch and learn the names of the amazing birds in the national parks of Madhya Pradesh. One can also check out the schedule of all the major luxury trains in India through the reliable luxury train portal luxurytrainindia.org. It not only makes browsing easier but also helps in booking tickets online without any inconvenience.

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