Fairy Queen - The Train
The oldest working steam locomotives in the world, the Fairy Queen made its maiden journey in the year 1855 for the erstwhile East Indian Railway. And rightly so, the Fairy Queen today holds the Guinness World Record for being the oldest locomotive in regular operation. It used to travel on the Howrah-Raniganj line and later in Bihar till 1908. In July 1997, the Indian Railway restarted its operation as a heritage train from Delhi to Alwar and from there the tourists are taken to world famous Sariksa Wildlife Sanctuary. It operates on the 2nd and the 4th Saturday of the months of October to March.
The Fairy Queen has only one AC chair car coach, which can accommodate a maximum of 50 tourists. There is also an attached pantry car to provide on board catering services to its privileged passengers. As an added attraction, the coach has a beautiful lounge in
the front, which provides a scenic sight of the countryside. For your enjoyment numerous cultural programs are organized on the evening of the first day at the Hotel Sariska Palace.
The destinations covered by the train are Delhi, Alwar and the famous Tiger Reserve in Sariska. The two-day and one-night package is a beautiful gift for all wildlife lovers and definitely worth enjoying at least once in your lifetime.
Facilities
Fairy Queen is the wolrd's oldest rolling locomotive. The train started its maiden journey in the year 1855 and had been operational till 1908 when due to some reasons its regular operations were halted. In July 1997, the Indian Railway restarted its operation as a heritage train from Delhi to Alwar and from there the tourists are taken to world famous Sariksa Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Fairy Queen has a 50-seater specially designed air-conditioned chair car. The coach has a large glass window from where you can have a frontal view of the Locomotive. Besides there is a well maintained pantry car for on board catering. As an added attraction, the coach has a beautiful lounge in the front, which provides a scenic sight of the countryside. For your enjoyment numerous cultural programs are organized on the evening of the first day at the Hotel Sariska Palace.
The privileged 50 passengers of the Fairy Queen also enjoy the facility of jeep safari to explore the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary and for tracking the king of jungles, the tiger.
Coaches
Fairy Queen is the wolrd's oldest rolling locomotive. The train started its maiden journey in the year 1855 and had been operational till 1908 when due to some reasons its regular operations were halted. In July1997, the Indian Railway restarted its operation as a heritage train from Delhi to Alwar and from there the tourists are taken to world famous Sariksa Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Fairy Queen has only two coaches attached to it. One, a specially designed air-conditioned car with fifty comfortable seats on which guests can recline and enjoy the ride from Delhi to Alwar and back. Besides there is a well maintained pantry car for on board catering. The additional attraction on the train is the lounge in the front of the passenger coach. Its large window offers a beautiful view of the Fairy Queen engine as it puffs away and steams across the countryside of Rajasthan on its way to Alwar.
The journey on the Fairy Queen luxury train is a day journey and there is no overnight stay on the train. Passengers stay overnight at the Sariska Palace Hotel. For your enjoyment numerous cultural programs are organized on the evening of the first day at the Hotel Sariska Palace.