The Fairy Queen
The oldest working steam locomotives in the world the “FAIRY QUEEN” rolled out of the East Indian Railway in 1855. It just feels great to be the part of such a historic and ancient asset of Indian Railways. It used to travel on the Howrah- Raniganj line and later in Bihar till 1908. Then, 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, holds the Guinness World Record and the National Tourism Award, and was again on the tracks from Delhi to Alwar with the first trip of the tourist season on 26th Oct 2002.
Many seasons have changed, time has changed, but the Fairy Queen remains unchanged blowing the trumpet in same manner which carry’s out the same expertise of the olden days. The Fairy Queen locomotive hauls an AC chair car coach accommodating 50 tourist with an attached pantry car for on - board catering services to the delight of the holidaymakers. There’s a cherry on a cake in the form of large glass window, which provides an enchanting view of rural and true countryside and the unique and beautiful engine bogey of the train. The itinerary is for the two-day and one-night memorable journey, exclusively designed for the nature lovers who can explore the rich wildlife of Sariska Sanctuary. The trip is brimming with amusement and recreation provided by a memorable revival of a chugging train journey supplemented with cultural programs theme dinner at the hotel, jeep safari to the Tiger Sanctuary. So this a much of a good break from the monotony of daily modern life, an experience of once in a lifetime.