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Fairy Queen

1855, The year when the majestic Fairy Queen rolled out for the erstwhile East Indian Railway. For the first time after 1908, the Fairy Queen rolled again on Feb. 1st, 1997 from Delhi to Alwar. The steam engine is the oldest working engine in the world. Finding its pride of place in the Guinness Book of World Records and also capturing the National Tourism Award, this prestigious pristine beauty that graces the National Rail Museum, New Delhi, is steaming once again. The Queen, with the privileged ones aboard reaches the picturesque town of Alwar in Rajasthan the same day, from where the guests are taken to Sariska Tiger Reserve for an overnight stay. Indian Railways proudly offer a unique two days all-inclusive package combining thrill, romance, wildlife and steam heritage on the Fairy Queen.

The Fairy Queen has a 60-seater air-conditioned chair car specially designed with 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 view of the countryside. For your enjoyment numerous cultural programs are organized in the evening of the first day at the Hotel Sariska Palace. The 60 select guests will certainly go back with fond memories of a once-in-a lifetime experience. Go ahead and book your journey back into time.

Months of Operation :   October to March ( 2nd and 4th Saturday)

Schedule of operation :    Fairy queen would be running as per the following schedule –

Day 1
Delhi Cantt.
0900 hrs.
1500 hrs.
Day 2
1300 hrs.
Delhi Cantt.
1845 hrs.

Dates Of Operation :

Oct’ 08
Nov’ 08
08th & 22nd
Dec’ 08
13th & 22nd
Jan’ 09
10th & 24th
Feb’ 09
14th & 28th
Mar’ 09

( Also available for charter booking on dates not mentioned above )

Tour Details : 1 Night / 2 Days

Places Covered : Delhi - Alwar - Sariska - Alwar – Delhi

Fairy Queen Stoppages : The train will stop for 10 minutes each at Garhi Harasuru, Pataudi Road, Rewari, Ajarka and Khairthal railway stations in both directions for water & other requirements of the locomotive.

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Day 1, Saturday
0830 hrs. Reporting at the Delhi Cantonment railway station.
0900 hrs. Fairy Queen departs.
1300 hrs. Lunch on Board.
1500 hrs Arrival Alwar Railway Station.
1520 hrs Arrival Sariska by air-conditioned coach.
1630 hrs Arrival Hotel Tiger Den (RTDC).
1930 hrs. Theme dinner/Night Stay at Hotel.
Day 2, Sunday
0630 hrs Jeep safari for Sariska National Park.
0930 hrs Return from Sanctuary & breakfast at Hotel.
1200 hrs. Departure Sariska by air-conditioned coach to Alwar Rly. Stn.
1245 hrs Arrival Alwar Railway Station.
1300 hrs Fairy Queen leaves Alwar.

About :

Alwar is a city in the Rajasthan state of western India. The city is located around 160 km south of Delhi, and around 150 km north of Jaipur (Capital of Rajasthan). Alwar has many interesting and historical monuments. Alwar's popularity as a tourist destination lies in its proximity to the famous Tiger Reserve of India, Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary. Other tourist attractions in Alwar are the Bala Quila, a massive ancient fort situated on a hill, and the Vinay Vilas Mahal, the city palace complex. Other than historical monuments, the city has a rich natural heritage with some beautiful lakes and picturesque valley thickly wooded in parts. A beautiful lake beside the city palace is a good spot to visit. The tomb of Tarang Sultan is also a tourist attraction worth visiting in Alwar.

Sariska Tiger Reserve is famous for its magnificent tigers, leopards, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal, Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Chausingha, Wild Boar and Langur. Sariska also shelters many different species of birds including Bush Quails, Sand Grouses, Tree Pies, Golden backed Woodpeckers, crested Serpent Eagles and Great Indian horned Owls. Sariska is an ideal leisure spot for those interested in wildlife and ancient architecture. The town has the ruins of 9th and 10th century temples. Siliserh Lake on the edge of the sanctuary is another attraction which is inhabited by crocodiles. Located right next to the tiger reserve is the Sariska Palace.

Special attractions:
Cultural Programme & theme dinner, night stay at the Hotel Tiger Den.
Jeep safari for the Sariska National Park.

1855: Built by Kitson, Thompson Hewitson, UK for the erstwhile East Indian Railways (EIR)
Weight : 26 tonnes
Coal Tender : 20 tonnes
Water Capacity : 2000 litres (under slung water tank)
Horse Power : 130
Gauge : 5 ft. 6 inch or 1.67 m (Broad Gauge)
Wheel arrangement : 2-2-2 Driving wheel diameter 1800 mm
Maximum Speed : 40 Kmph
Cylinders : 2 outside (12 inch x 22 inch)

Earlier worked from Howrah to Raniganj (121 miles) on EIR
1895 Christened as “Fairy Queen”
1908 Stopped Service
1971 First exhibit of National Rail Museum– New Delhi
1996 Completely overhauled in Perambur workshop of Southern Railway
1997 Revived for working on main line. Chair car for carrying 60 passengers and service car including Generator (230V supply) & Compressor (Air Brakes for the train) readied for the engine to work commercial trips.
18.07.97 First commercial trip
13.01.98 Certification of Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s oldest working locomotive
25.01.99 National Tourism award given by Prime Minister of India for the most innovative & unique tourism project

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The Fairy Queen Round Trip Package Tariff




Full Package

(Two-way train journey + sight-seeing / stay at Sariska)
8600 4300
One-way Trip Package

(Between Delhi & Alwar + sight-seeing / stay at Sariska)
6000 3000
One-Way Train Journey

(Between Delhi & Alwar only)
2700 1350
*(Half fare for children above 5 years but below 12 years of age).

*Children below 5 years – Free.

Your Tour Includes:
All meals-Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with tea/coffee provided on board or in hotels.
All transportation pickup, drop and sight-seeing by air conditioned coaches.
Jungle Safari in search of tigers in open jeeps (05 tourists in each jeep).

Your Tour Does Not Includes:
Expenses of personal nature.
Local transportation in Delhi (To & From the Station)
Entrance fees during sightseeing.
Any other item not specified.

Booking rules :
Full package cost has to be paid at the time of booking.

Cancellation Rules :
1. There shall be no refund except.
a)- When the train is cancelled for technical reasons by the Railways.
b)- When the tourist is not able to travel on account of unforeseen circumstances.

2. The refund will be granted as follows :-
In case of (a) above
(I) Full refund of the fare less 1% handling charges
In case of (b) above
(I)No refund, if the ticket is cancelled less than 15 days in advance including the date of journey.
(II)50% refund, if the ticket is cancelled more than 15 days in advance excluding date of journey.