Fairy Queen Train India
Fairy Queen is the oldest working engine in the world. The engine was built
in the year 1855 and acquired by the Eastern Indian Railways from a British
firm. The train initially served the city of Bengal (now West Bengal). In
1908 the services however came to a halt and it was after a gap of 89 years,
that is in the year 1997 that the engine once again ran over its tracks. Now
a prestigious asset to the National Rail Museum, the train is one great
means of transportation that departs from the Delhi Cantonment and reaches
its destination at Alwar, in Rajasthan.
A tour in Fairy Queen makes you feel nostalgic. In great olden days this
engine would come to life and in all its pride run through various Indian
towns. It is an Indian feeling, of times when British occupied the lands and
technology was more like any foreign concept. The train for its services has
won National Tourism Award, which gives a fair idea about its importance as
well the services rendered by it.
The train provides service from the capital of India, Delhi, to Alwar city
of Rajasthan. The train travel also incorporates travel to the famous
wildlife sanctuary of Alwar - Sariska National Park. There is a nights stay
at Sariska Palace and provisions for safaris in the sanctuary.
The train features air conditioned coaches with the capacity for 50
passengers. The train also has a pantry and features on board catering. The
railway department also organizes cultural programs at Sariska, which form a
part of the travel. Trips to the wildlife sanctuary marks an additional
The travel charges for a return tour to Delhi is 440$ per two persons. Tour
cost includes train travel charges, catering, hotel charges at Sariska and
visiting charges for wildlife sanctuary.