By Nikhil Chandra on Sep 05, 2012
Ever since Punjab chief minister Prakash Badal Singh launched Panj Takht Express, the Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board (PHTPB) has received more than 300 queries for the luxury train journey. If sources are anything to be believed, more than 35 out of 210 seats are already sold out.
Talking about the response for Panj Takht Express, VB Kumar, Managing Director, Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board (PHTPB) said “The response to the train-air combination for the five takhts has been overwhelming. The Union Ministry of Tourism is showcasing circuit in the India Road Show being held in Phoenix, Seattle and Vancouver from September 10 to 12.”
The tariffs of this five Takht journey are classified in terms of 72 first class and 138 second class AC tickets. For passengers beginning and ending journey from New Delhi, the cost of the ticket ranges between Rs. 90,000 to Rs. 1 lakh. Those starting and ending their journey from Amritsar will have to pay price between Rs.88, 000 to Rs. 97,000.
“The train, which the IRCTC has offered to be run on this circuit, is the one that runs on the Buddhist circuit. It is not a luxury train but an upgraded Rajdhani tourist train. The services are luxury class but the charges are affordable,” said CEO Sanjiv Trehaan.
Panj Takht Express is 6 days and 7 night’s journey and the biggest plus point of the maiden journey is that passengers will spend December 31 in Amritsar and welcome New Year on a holy note. “The second journey of the train on this circuit will start on March 17, 2013. The train will run twice during this financial year. However, if the response continues to be this good, we will increase the frequency,” said VB Kumar.
A savvy traveler and a part of Indian Luxury Trains (ILT) for last 2 years, Nikhil Chandra offers travel advice on a range of issues like when, where and how to travel along with advice on finding best deals and places for a perfect holiday. He is also the luxury travel feature writer for Indian Luxury Trais (ILT).
Sometimes we drop out our plan for next time and sometimes there is no next time. Yes, here is...View full story
Golden Chariot is one of the 4 luxury trains in India offering luxury rail journeys in South...View full story
Travelling on board a luxury train is an extraordinary experience evocative of an age of...View full story
Get the latest news and best offers on your favorite luxury train, straight to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter here.
© 2022 Indian Luxury Trains. All rights reserved. No part of this site may be reproduced without our written permission.