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1. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru, 1836 posts) 19 Jul '07 06:42

Hi all,
How to get to Ranthambore from Jaipur?
Are there any trains and buses to Ranthambore?
Are the trains and buses fast? Are they comfortable?
Thanks for all the helps and suggestions.;)

opospa

2. Posted by flynn (Inactive, 140 posts) 19 Jul '07 08:22

Hi!

There are daily busses to Ranthambore from Jaipur, they take four to five hours.

Taking a train to Sawai Madhopur (train station for Ranthambore national park), for example the 2956 Jaipur Mumbai Express, leaving Jaipur at 2 P.M, taking about three hours, would be more comfortable.

Sorry for being so short spoken, need to hurry ;)

Flynn

3. Posted by mohit_sa (Full Member, 59 posts) 19 Jul '07 08:24

Hi,

There are lots of overnight buses and at least one train to Sawai Madhopur. Sawai Madhopur is the major town pretty close to Ranthambor, about 1, 1.5 hours away. From Sawai Madhopur, you could catch a bus or hire a taxi to take you to one of the many resorts or campsites there. Check out the train schedule at http://trainenquiry.com

Its always easy if you book your stay in advance. That way the campsite could also arrange to pick you up from the Sawai Madhopur train or bus station. Let me know if you need more info.

Mohit

4. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru, 1836 posts) 19 Jul '07 20:04

Thanks Flynn, Thanks Mohit.;)

5. Posted by Linger (Full Member, 59 posts) 20 Jul '07 01:51

I had such fond memories of Ranthambore... we're hoping to make another trip back there soon. :)

When are you planning to go? Hope it's not within the next couple of months are the park is currently closed until end Sept.

6. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator, 5540 posts) 20 Jul '07 02:18

Are there still tigers to see in the national park by the way? Or are they extinct or very difficult to see?
I heard Indian government says tigers have been rising in numbers again, but scientist say that is not true?

7. Posted by Linger (Full Member, 59 posts) 20 Jul '07 03:42

There are still tigers there but as you would expect the numbers have dwindled down tremendously. We were told not only poaches but villagers have been killing them as the tigers were known to attack livestock. That said, I'm happy to say that when we were there, we were pointed out to a tigress who just had 2 cubs. It was too far out for us to see expect for 2 small dots in the background!! The guide's eyesight was amazing!

We were lucky as we saw tigers when we were out and it came really really close to the truck. It was an amazing experience and at the same time you feel humbled when you see the majestic tigers in full view... :)

Also, if you are interested in seeing the tigers - another higly recommended place would be Bandhavgarh National Park. Higher chances to spot a tiger as the tigers to the size of the park ratio is much higher.

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 20, 2007, at 3:45 AM by Linger ]