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The Fairy Queen

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.
Day 01 (Saturday)
  1000 hrs. Train leaves Delhi Cantonment Station.
1030 hrs. Light snacks on board.
1300 hrs. Lunch on board.
1500 hrs. Light refreshments on board.
1600 hrs. Arrival Alwar Railway Station.
1620 hrs. Departure Alwar by air-conditioned Coach.
1730 hrs. Arrival Hotel Sariska Palace.
1930 hrs. Cultural programme & Theme dinner. Night stay at Hotel Sariska Palace.
  Day 2 (Sunday)
0630 hrs. Jeep Safari for Tiger Sanctuary.
0930 hrs. Return from Sanctuary & breakfast at Sariska Palace.
1200 hrs. Departure Sariska by air-conditioned Coach.
1245 hrs. Arrival Alwar Railway Station.
1300 hrs. Fairy Queen leaves Alwar.
1330 hrs. Lunch on board.
1600 hrs. Light refreshments on board.
1845 hrs. Fairy Queen arrives Delhi Cantonment Station.
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