Fairy Queen is the world's oldest steam locomotive built in the year 1855 by Kitson Thompson & Hewitson for the British firm east India railways. It is said to be about 155 years old and has been certified as the world's oldest working engine. The train is kept in the National Rail Museum but during winters it is taken out to take the flock of tourists on an expedition to the Sariska Wild Life Sanctuary. This most famous heritage train of the Indian Railways operates from Delhi to Alwar in Rajasthan and back to Delhi.
Fairy Queen – The History
The train used to travel on the Howrah-Raniganj line (121 miles) and later it travelled in Bihar till 1908. In 1895 for the first time it was christened as the fairy queen. The Fairy Queen steams one a year from October to February. The train started its maiden journey in the year 1855 and till 1908 it was operational but due to certain reasons its regular operations were halted. In July 1997 the operations started once again.
Fairy Queen Rocks
Fairy Queen has the capacity to carry about 50 discerning passengers from all around the world. All the fifty seats are air conditioned. The coach has a large glass window from where you can enjoy the front view of the locomotive. There is also a well maintained pantry in the car for on board catering. In addition to the pantry there is also a beautiful lounge in the front that provides a scenic sight of the countryside. Numerous cultural activities are also held for the entertainment of the travelers. The privileged travelers can enjoy the facility of jeep safari by which they can explore the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary and if lucky can even be face to face with the big cat.
Adults - US $ 165,
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