The fairy queen train
First time The fairy queen rolled out in the year 1855 by East Indian Railway(ER), and this service start again in Feb, 1997 from Delhi to Alwar (Rajasthan). As we know that fairy queen Esteem engine was the oldest in all over world, and it gets National Tourism Award also registered themselves in Guinness Book of world Records. The Fairy Queen with the privileged ones abroad reaches the picturesque town of Alwar in Rajasthan the same day, from where the guests are taken to Sariska Tiger Reserve for an overnight stay. Taking 50 passengers, from around the world, the Fairy Queen train tour is a journey of lifetime, from Delhi to Alwar.
Many interesting and historical monuments lying in Alwar district in Rajasthan, The city has beautiful lake and picturesque valley. The Sariska Tiger Reserve is located in the Aravalli hills only a few kilometers away from Alwar, the reserve also boasts of many other species, including rare birds and plants.
Fairy Queen Attractions
Jeep Safari In Sariska
Early morning w’ll start sighting the Tiger. The entrance to Sariska, the home of Indian Tiger is 7.00 am. A time when the Sun starts spreading its forceful presence on men and animals below. Peacocks, to the plenty, inhabited the forest. The prettiest are the young ones. Blue bull families, can be seen swishing their tails or munching on a high bush. Spotted Deer can be seen lazing around, not at all in a mood to jump and hop away. While the Wild Boars seem quiet content with the company of the Sambhars in the morning hours.
While scouring the jungle pathways, ducking under low branches, from an open jeep to the right and left, if one hears a frightened call of a Spotted Deer that confirms the majestic presence of the Tiger and it’ll be sheer luck of the tourist to witness the ferocious beast chasing his breakfast. The thrills and pleasures of the wild are indeed more powerful in nature, than those of the civilised world.
City Palace Museum
A mere 37-kilometre drive back from Sariska take one to the City Palace Museum erected in 17th century by Maharaja Vinaya Singh. Though built high and grandiose, age has brought signs of decay. The durbar hall is still kept with its gold work intact, for use during ceremonial occasions. The most outstanding of exhibits is a group of 18th century Mughal Miniature Paintings, based on classical music Ragas. Each depicts the transformation of nature brought about when the raga is sung – the effect on clouds, wind, sky, human moods of that particular raga – so aptly that they singularly classify as a work beyond parallel.
The others are ancient, priceless manuscripts and the arms of the bygone era – a surprising presence are the swords of Emperor Akbar and Jehangir with their pictures engraved upon them. The Egyptians had presented a sword to Hazrat Ali 1400 years after the event, and the sword can be seen at Alwar, bird-shaped wooden barber kits are amusing. The most awesome is, however, the Zirahbakhtar (armour) of Muhammad Ghauri, the legendary invader. Each small iron piece of the woven armour has verses of the Quran inscribed upon it, perhaps for granting him protection.
The Alwar Fort, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Lake, Jagannath Temple, Siliserh, Jain Temple, Sariska fort, City Palace, and many others.