Railways throws open its luxury saloon cars for weekend trips from Kolkata !


The Sealdah-Alipurduar-Sealdah tour will cost Rs 2,59,875 including the cost of the saloon car, food, trips by car and hotel stay. People can also opt to use the kitchenette in the saloon car and get special meals cooked. The one to Puri and back will cost Rs 2,42,550. We have already placed a requisition to get the railway minister’s saloon and it will be refurbished and put to use. The Sealdah-New Jalpaiguri (Darjeeling)-Sealdah tour is being offered for Rs 2,48,325.There are round trips from Howrah as well.

Of the two bedrooms, one is designed like a hotel room while the other one is designed like an AC-I Class coupe. The attached bathrooms have hot/cold water and all modern fittings. The rooms have luggage racks, cupboards, writing tables, chairs and dressing tables. The airconditioned living-cum-dining room has luxurious settings with a television set and dining table. There is also a special place at the rear of the car from where occupants can enjoy the view through a special trailing window.