Luxury Train Fairy Queen Offers Tour-Travel to Surprising India



Fairy Queen – Luxury Trains India

Fairy Queen is the wolrd’s oldest rolling locomotive. It started its journey in the year 1855 and had been operational till 1908 when due to some reasons its regular operations were halted. In July1997, the Indian Railway restarted its operation as a heritage train from Delhi to Alwar and from there the tourists are taken by a luxury bus to the world famous Sariksa Wildlife Sanctuary.

The itinerary of Fairy Queen includes 1Night/2 Days of a momentous journey. In this period you visit the beautiful city of Alwar, historical monuments of Delhi and the world famous Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary. The train leaves Delhi Cantonment Railway station on every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the months of October to March.

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 Tiger Den
1930 hrs. Cultural Programs, Theme dinner/Night Stay at Hotel

Day 02 – Sunday

0630 hrs. Jeep Safari for Tiger Sanctuary
0930 hrs. Return from Sanctuary & breakfast at Tiger Den Hotel
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.

Coaches:

Fairy Queen is the wolrd’s oldest rolling locomotive. The train started its maiden journey in the year 1855 and had been operational till 1908 when due to some reasons its regular operations were halted. In July1997, 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.

The Fairy Queen has only two coaches attached to it. One, a specially designed air-conditioned car with fifty comfortable seats on which guests can recline and enjoy the ride from Delhi to Alwar and back. Besides there is a well maintained pantry car for on board catering. The additional attraction on the train is the lounge in the front of the passenger coach. Its large window offers a beautiful view of the Fairy Queen engine as it puffs away and steams across the countryside of Rajasthan on its way to Alwar.

The journey on the Fairy Queen luxury train is a day journey and there is no overnight stay on the train. Passengers stay overnight at the Sariska Palace Hotel. For your enjoyment numerous cultural programs are organized on the evening of the first day at the Hotel Sariska Palace.

Facilities:

Fairy Queen is the wolrd’s oldest rolling locomotive. The train started its maiden journey in the year 1855 and had been operational till 1908 when due to some reasons its regular operations were halted. In July1997, 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.

The Fairy Queen has a 50-seater specially designed air-conditioned chair car. The coach has a large glass window from where you can have a frontal view of the Locomotive. Besides there is a well maintained pantry car for on board catering. 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 privileged 50 passengers of the Fairy Queen also enjoy the facility of jeep safari to explore the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary and for tracking the king of jungles, the tiger.

Cultural Programs:

The Fairy Queen, the most famous heritage train of the Indian Railways operates train from Delhi to Alwar in Rajasthan and back to Delhi. During your momentous ride on the train, many cultural programs are organized to enhance the pleasure of your travel. The cultural highlights of the Fairy Queen Luxury train journey are:

Delhi: The adventurous journey of the Fairy Queen begins in Delhi, known for its Mughal and British architectures. You can enjoy shopping in heritage destinations like Chandni Chowk or the Street of the Silversmiths near the legendary Red Fort or the posh Connaught Place developed during the British period. You are received with a traditional and warm welcome at the Delhi cantonment Railway Station before the departure of the train.

Alwar: Passengers are welcomed in traditional Rajasthani style on their arrival at Alwar railway station. Here smiling and colorfully dressed women greet them with flower garlands and tikas.

Siliserh, Cultural evening at Lake Palace: Here, the privileged passengers of the Fairy Queen enjoy the traditional Rajasthani folk dances like Kalbelia or snake dance, Terah Thali or dance of the thirteen cymbals. Other interesting cultural performances include puppetry and folk dramas narrating the mythology of the region.

Cultural program at Sariska: At Sariska passengers get a warm welcome in traditional Rajasthani style with flower garlands and tikas. At hotel Sariska Palace a cultural evening is organized for your enjoyment. A vibrant performance of the colorful folk dances of Rajasthan never fails to enthrall you

Schedule:

The famous 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.

Tariff:

Fairy Queen offers its privileged passengers a lifetime travel experience. Taking them to forts and beautiful lakes in and around Alwar to one of the finest tiger reserves of India, Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary, it surely provides you an opportunity to explore and enjoy the nature. Below is the tariff table for the train.

Full Package:
Two-way Train Journey + sight-seeing / stay at Sariska
Adults : Rs. 7500 (US$ 165)
Children (5-12 years): Rs 3750 (US$ 83)
One-way Train Journey
Between Delhi & Alwar + sightseeing / stay at Sariska
Adults : Rs. 5500 (US$ 121)
Children (5-12 years): Rs 2750 (US$ 61)
One-way Train Journey
Between Delhi & Alwar only
Adults : Rs. 2200 (US$ 48)
Children (5-12 years): Rs 1100 (US$ 24)

(all inclusive except alcoholic drinks)
Foreigners can pay equalent amount in USD.

Booking rules :
25% to be paid at the time of booking.
25% to be paid 60 days before the journey.
Balance 50% to be paid 40 days before the journey.

Cancellation Rules :

On cancellation, the booking amount will be refunded after deducting the cancellation fees as follows :

CANCELLATION
Cancellation must be advised by Fax/E-mail/Letter to The Luxury Trains. On cancellation, refund will be made. Certain amount of the ticket value will be deducted as follows.

25% of the total tariff if the request for cancellation is received more than   60 days before departure.

50% of the total tariff if the request for cancellation is received 40 to 60 days   before departure.

100% of the total tariff if the request for cancellation is received, less than 40 days   before departure.

Destinations:

Delhi: The Capital city of India, Delhi is one of the well known historical cities of the world. Delhi represents a mix culture of old-world charm and a pulsating mega polis. Famous attractions here include the Mughal and British architectures such as Qutab Minar, Red Fort and Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb, Purana Qila, the Lotus temple, Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament House and the India Gate among many others. The famous Connaught Place offers you great shopping experiences.

Qutub Minar: A 72.5 m high victory tower is a fine blend Muslim and Hindu Architecture. In its courtyard is located the Ashoka Pillar inscribed with a Sanskrit text.

Red Fort: Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built this famous monument. The fort houses some of the magnificent architectures. The Diwan-e-Khas, Diwan-i-Aam and Moti Masjid inside the fort are worth visiting.

Jama Masjid: Located infront of the Red Fort, the Jama Masjid is one of the masterpiece of the Mughal architectures. The Chandni Chowk, in its close vicinity is a famous shopping center in Delhi.

Jantar Mantar: Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory, was built by the king of Jaipur, Sawai Jai Singh.

Bahai Temple: Made in white marble, this temple is shaped like a lotus flower. A huge hall inside offers a place for quiet thought and meditation.

Humayun’s Tomb: Located inside a beautiful garden the Char Bagh, this magnificent tomb in red sandstone is one of the finest architecture of the Mughal period, a must see for the tourist visiting Delhi.

Besides, there are many architectures of the British period. Most famous among them are India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan, The Parliament House, Rajghat, Connaught Place, The Mughal Garden and The National Museum among many others.

Alwar: Alwar is located at about 170km from Delhi and 150km from Jaipur, in the beautiful surroundings of the Aravallis. The city is referred to as the gateway to the historically and culturally rich state of Rajasthan. Alwar’s popularity as a tourist destination lies in its proximity to the famous Tiger Reserve of India, Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary. Other tourist attractions in Alwar are the Bala Quila, a massive ancient fort situated on a hill, and the Vinay Vilas Mahal, the city palace complex. A beautiful lake beside the city palace is a good spot to visit. The tomb of Tarang Sultan is also a tourist attraction worth visiting in Alwar.

Sariska: Sariska is located about 34 km from Alwar in the state of Rajasthan. The place is world famous for its wildlife sanctuary that houses one of the best tiger reserves of India. Statistically there are about 30-40 tigers at Sariska. The sanctuary is picturesquely surrounded by the hills and narrow valleys, which supports the growth of scrub-thorn arid forests, dry deciduous forests, and grasses providing the necessary food for large number of wildlife here

The place is famous for its wildlife sanctuary. Here lies one of the famous tiger reserves of India where you can spot magnificent tigers. Other wildlife here includes leopards, sambars, chinkara, nilgai among many others and a variety of exotic and rare birds. You can also visit the ruins of some of the temples of the 9th and the 10th centuries here. The Sariska palace, a heritage hotel, is located very near to the tiger reserve and here you can hear the sounds of roaring tigers.

Contact

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