Welcome to the 1855 Indian train holding Guinness Book of record for having the oldest operational locomotive. Run as a luxury tourist train, Fairy Queen tour between Delhi and Alwar. Running majestically on oldest steam engine, Fairy Queen also won the National Tourism award and after resting in National Rail Museum for 25 years, it regains its allurance and serving Indian tourism now.
Fairy Queen only operates with two royal coaches with all modern facilities. The first coach contains fifty seats and the second coach is used as a pantry car.
Additional lounge in front of the carriage provides a better view of the old engine. Fairy is fully AC with all the necessary facilities.
During night stay in hotel various cultural programs organized in Hotel Sariska Palace.
Fairy Queen Train was built in 1855 in Leeds, England. After taken to Calcutta, it was named Fairy Queen. East India Company used to run it only between Howrah and Ranigank in Calcutta only but later in Bihar it runs till 1909.
After 34 years in Calcutta’s Howrah railway station, it also serves Chandausi’s railway zonal training school between 1943 to 1972. In 1972 Indian Government declared it as a heritage and National treasure and placed it in National Rail Museum in New Delhi.
On 1st February 1997, Fairy Queen express made its first journey as a tourist train between New Delhi and NCR passing Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar.
The first coach of Fairy Queen is fully air-conditioned with all basic facilities and at night Hotel Sariska Palace organizes various cultural programs during the stay.
Guest also get the privilege of jeep safari at Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan.
|The Steam Express Package Tariff in Rs.|
|One-way train journey between Delhi & Alwar + sightseeing/stay at Sariska||7900||3950|
|One-way train journey between Delhi & Alwar only||3200||1600|
|One-Way train journey between Delhi & Rewari||1820||910|
|One-Way train journey between Rewari & Alwar||1700||850|
|*(Half fare for children above 5 years but below 12 years of age).|
|Service Tax: The above charges are exclusive of service tax. Service tax, if applicable, will be levied by IRCTC.|
Note: “In case of failure of Steam Loco at the moment or enroute,the journey will be completed using Diesel Loco”
Fairy queen would be running as per the following schedule –
|Day 1||Dep.||Delhi Cantt.||0900 hrs.|
|Day 2||Dep.||Alwar||1300 hrs.|
|Arr.||Delhi Cantt.||1845 hrs.|
The Fairy Queen leaves Delhi Cantonment Railway station on every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the months between October to March.
During rest of the year it is halted for engine and coaches renovation and also because of hot summer.
The train starts its journey on every 2nd and 4th Saturday, in the months of October to March from Delhi Cantonment Railway station.
Duration of Tour: 1 Night / 2 Days
Places to Cover: 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.
The itinerary of Fairy Queen includes 1Night/2 Days of a momentous journey. In this period you visit the beautiful city of Alwar, and the world famous Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary.
|Day 1, Saturday|
|0840 hrs.||Reporting at the Delhi Cantonment railway station.|
|0910 hrs.||Steam Express departs.|
|1300 hrs.||Lunch on Board.|
|1600 hrs.||Welcome at Alwar station on arrival with tika & garland of guest by RTDC.|
|1630 hrs.||Transfer to Hotel Tiger Den or Similar by Deluxe Coach via Lake Palace at Siliserh stopping at Lake Palace, Siliserh for Tea/Snacks.|
|1730 hrs.||Welcome & Check-in at Hotel Tiger Den or Similar with welcome drink(non-alcoholic), Accommodation on twin sharing basis.|
|2000 hrs.||Cultural Programme followed by Dinner at Hotel.
Over night stay at Hotel
|Day 2, Sunday|
|06:00 hrs.||Wake up call with morning tea.|
|06:30 hrs.||Depart for morning visit to Sariska National Park in Canter/Gypsy (Subject to availability of Vehicle).|
|0930 hrs.||Return back to hotel from the Park and time for freshen up etc.|
|12:00 hrs.||Departure from hotel for Alwar Railway Station for boarding Steam Express.|
|13:00 hrs.||Departure of train from Alwar Station.|