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Fairy Queen Train Oldest Running Steam Engine in India


Fairy Queen Train of India

The Fairy Queen Train the prestigious and vintage oldest working train from Indian Railways.



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Steam Express is outstanding as the most seasoned moving train of the world and is appropriately placed in the class of legacy prepare. They prepare began its adventure route back in the year 1855 till 1908 however because of a few reasons, its customary activities were ended.

The Indian Railway again in July 1997 again began the voyage of this legacy prepare that began from Delhi and goes ahead till Alwar. A noteworthy feature here is a visit to the renowned Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary. Steam Express has a sum of two mentors where one is an aerated and cooled auto with a limit of obliging 50 individuals.


This mentor is uncommonly outlined and the seats likewise have the limit of leaning back so the adventure is agreeable. Alongside this, there is a well-kept wash room auto to cater. At that point in the front of the traveler mentor, the train additionally has a parlor with a vast window offering a superb outside view.


The voyage of the legacy prepare, Fairy Queen is a 1 night/2 day travel where one doesnt get an overnight remain on the prepare. The prepare leaves from Delhi Cantonment Railway station (each second and fourth Saturday) in the long stretches of October to March.

One gets an overnight remain at one of the inns of the goal, Alwar. Amid the stay, one can appreciate different social projects that are sorted out amid that night. At the season of the voyage, the explorers get an opportunity to visit various verifiable landmarks of Delhi, touring of Alwar and going to the world-well known Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary where one can appreciate the office of a Jeep Safari for investigating the astonishing natural life.

About Fairy Queen Train of India


  • Fairy Queen was started in 1855 for East Indian Railway in India. However, till today it is known as one of oldest lasting operative steam engine around the globe by Genius Book of World Records in 1998.

  • It is once again ready in India and places for heritage site.

  • Fairy queen train was finally reconstructed in 1996.It was again renewed for purpose of commercial services in 1997 for 2 days and one night tour from Delhi to Alwar.

  • The tourist overnight stays in Sariska Tiger Reserve and recognized as Fairy Queen Tour in 1998.

  • The engine was constructed by Thompson, Hewison, and Kitson at Leeds in England.

  • In 1999, it was awarded by National Tourism Award for the most innovative and unprecedented tourism project from Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister of India.

Features of Fairy Queen Train

  • Fairy queen has two coaches in which one is air-conditioned and have a capacity of accommodating 50 people.

  • The coach is specially designed for providing comfort and seats have the capability of reclining for resting. However, there is an availability of pantry car for the persistence of catering.

  • Moreover, a train has a public house with a large window is offered in front of passenger coach so that travelers can view outside scenes.


Fairy Queen Train Destination Covered and tour Details

  • Tourists in Fairy queen have a journey of two days.

  • However, tourists will get treatment similar to a five-star hotel.

  • It is considered as one of the journeys that will not twist your pockets but offers to enjoy royal treatment.

  • However, fairy queen train runs from Delhi to Alwar and covers the destination of Delhi to Alwar to Sariska, and again Alwar to Delhi.

  • This train is moved through weekends and in a month of October to February.

Stop pages of Fairy queen Train during Tour

However, a train will stop for ten minutes while journeying both directions to fulfill a need for water and other requirement of an engine. The railway stations where train will stop are given below

  • Pataudi Road

  • Rewari

  • Ajarka

  • Garhi Harasuru

  • Khairthal


Fairy Queen Trip is also known as Steam Express tour and trip departs on every 2nd and 4th Saturday morning from Delhi to Alwar. However, there will be one night and two days trips.

Therefore let us discuss itinerary included in two days trip-

Day-1 (Saturday)

·         Tourists will report at Delhi Cantonment Railway Station that is near to airport for check-in  formalities at 9:00 a.m.

·         At 9:50 a.m. steam train departs from Delhi railway station.

·         Now tourist will have a lunch at 13: 00 hrs.

·         Finally, you will get welcome in a traditional way at 15:45hrs on entry.

·         At 16:15hrs, passengers will be shifted to Sariska by Deluxe Buses for a late night stay in RTDC Tiger Den Forest Lodge.


On the way, tourists will visit Siliserh Lake for high tea and in evening, you will enjoy cultural programmes and dinner at the hotel with Five-star facilities. Cultural program includes folk dances, music, themes and famous food of Rajasthan.

Day-2(Sunday)

·         Tourist should wake up at 6:00 hrs and enjoy a morning tea

·         At 6:30 hrs, they will depart for visiting Sariska National Park on a vehicle that is available there for tourists.

·         At 9:30 hrs, travelers will head back to the hotel from a park and get fresh in 30 minutes.

·         Have a breakfast at a hotel.

·         After having breakfast, tourists will leave at 12:00 hrs from the hotel to Alwar Railway Station for mounting to Stream Express.

·         Finally, a train will get a start from Alwar Railway Station at 13:00 hrs.


That ends the epic journey of Indias oldest running steam engine the Fairy Train. Should you visit this sight share your experience with us and if not then what are you waiting for.


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