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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Tits and Bits of Fairy Queen

The oldest luxury steam locomotive in the world, Fairy Queen began its journey in 1855 with the motto of embarking its travelers to a luxury train ride in and outside India’s capital. In 1997, the Indian railways restarted its operation and decided the train to run from Delhi to Alwar covering the famous Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary.

The single AC chair car coach of the train can accommodate a maximum of 50 privileged passengers who can enjoy the delicacies of several mouth watering dishes from the pantry car. The comfort of the beautiful lounge in front of the coach opens up to the scenic view of the countryside. Fairy Queen even promises to keep you fully entertained with several cultural programs on the 1st day of the trip.

Fairy Queen takes its passengers to the famous historical destinations of Delhi like Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Jantar Mantar, Bahai Temple, Humayun’s Tomb and Alwar. The beautiful town of Alwar is located within the Aravalli ranges at a distance of 170km. it is popular among tourists worldwide because of the famous Tiger Reserve of India, Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is also home to leopards, sambars, jungle cat, jackal, hyena, fox, chinkara, wild boar, nilgai, civet, four-horned antelope, gaur and porcupine among many others. Also, a lot of rare and exotic bird species can be found in Sariska. You can also get in touch with some of the famous 9th and 10th century temples here. Within the surrounding of hills and narrow valleys and the growth of dry deciduous and tall grasses, Sariska provides a perfect feel of wildlife in their natural habitat.

If India happens to be your next destination, then book your seat in Fairy Queen to travel from history to jungle of the Indian Subcontinent.