Rajen Gohain, the Minister of State for Railways from Assam, has proposed a tourism train from delhi to the Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World heritage site in Assam. If it gets approval from Indian Railways, It will surely Boost the tourism sector in Assam as well as in NorthEast India. This new train would operate similar to the Tiger Express, a semi luxury tourist train which explore the wildlife of Central India. Tiger Express runs from Delhi to Bandhavgarh and Kanha national parks in Madhya Pradesh.
Kaziranga which is in Nagaon districts of the state of Assam, hosts two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses, is a World Heritage Site. Kaziranga is also home to the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world, and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006. The park is home to large breeding populations of elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer. Kaziranga is recognized as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International for conservation of avifaunal species. Located on the edge of the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot, the park combines high species diversity and visibility.
The Kaziranga Express may include a package to connect to other popular tourist places in Assam like the Kamakhya Temple, the Manas National Park and tea gardens. There is a possibility of a road trip to Tawang in the tourism package. Onboard food, hotel accommodation, local transport, jungle safari and other facilities will also be included in the same package. The final report on the proposal is expected by the end of October 2016.