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How to reach Ranthambore National Park?

Discussion in 'Travel advice' started by DeeDun, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. DeeDun

    DeeDun New Member

    I am from Delhi, and I require some help in finding out how to reach Ranthambore National Park

    I understand that it is quite a distance from Jaipur, but not exactly how far?

    I would like to know what would be the best way to travel. However, my preference is traveling by train?
    If traveling by train is possible, please provide details for that?

    How would I reach Ranthambore if was to drive there or take a Volvo bus?
     
  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hi there!

    From Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park is about 167.6 kilometres away. If you're coming from Jaipur, it can take you 4 hours to reach Ranthambore. However, from Delhi, Ranthambore National Park is about 380 kilometres away. If you're going to be driving, it can take 8 hours to 9 hours to reach Ranthambore from Delhi.

    You're in luck, because your preference is actually the best way to reach Ranthambore. The nearest railway station to Ranthambore National Park is in Sawai Madhopur. This railway station is a mere 10 kilometres away from the national park. If you're coming from Delhi, here are the trains that you can board to reach Sawai Madhopur:

    Daily Trains from Delhi to Sawai Madhopur
    • Golden Temple Mail Train No. 12904 - This train departs from Hazrat Nizammudin at 7:35. It arrives in Sawai Madhopur at 12:55.
    • Firozpur Mumbai Janta Express Train No. 19024 - This train departs from Okhla at 13:54. It arrives in Sawai Madhopur at 21:05.
    • Kota Jan Shatabdi Train No. 12060 - This train departs from Hazrat Nizammudin at 13:15. It arrives in Sawai Madhopur at 18:02.
    • August Kranti Rajdhani Train No. 12954 - This train departs from Hazrat Nizammudin at 16:50. It arrives in Sawai Madhopur at 20:36.
    • Paschim Express Train No. 12926 - This train departs from Subzi Mandi at 16:00. It arrives in Sawai Madhopur at 22:00.
    • Paschim Express Train No. 22926 - This train departs from Subzi Mandi at 16:00. It arrives in Sawai Madhopur at 22:00.
    • Mewar Express Train No. 12963 - This train departs from Hazrat Nizammudin at 19:00. It arrives in Sawai Madhopur at 23:56.
    • Intercity Express Train No. 12416 - This train departs from New Delhi at 22:00. It arrives in Sawai Madhopur at 3:20.
    • Dehradun Express Train No. 19020 - This train departs from Tuglakabad at 22:20. It arrives in Sawai Madhopur at 5:20.
    Scheduled Trains from Delhi to Sawai Madhopur
    • Udhampur Kota Express Train No. 19806 - This train departs from New Delhu during Fridays at 3:40. It arrives in Sawai Madhopur at 9:30.
    • Hazrat Nizammudin Trivandrum Super Fast Express Train No. 22654 - This train departs from Hazrat Nizammudin during Mondays at 10:05. It arrives in Sawai Madhopur at 14:51.
    • SVDK Kota Express Train No. 19804 - This train departs from New Delhi during Mondays at 14:15. It arrives in Sawai Madhopur at 21:15.
    • Jammu Tawi Indore Super Fast Express Train No. 22942 - This train departs from Delhi Safdarjung during Wednesdays at 15:10. It arrives in Sawai Madhopur at 20:56.
    • Swaraj Express Train No. 12472 - This train departs from Subzi Mandi during Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 21:02. It arrives in Sawai Madhopur at 2:27.
    • Sarvodaya Express Train No. 12474 - This train departs from Subzi Mandi during Thursdays at 21:00. It arrives in Sawai Madhopur at 2:27.
    • Sarvodaya Express Train No. 12476 - This train departs from Subzi Mandi during Mondays at 21:00. It arrives in Sawai Madhopur at 2:27.
    From the Sawai Madhopur Railway Station, you can just ride a taxi to reach Ranthambore National Park.

    There are no direct buses from Delhi to Ranthambore. You can easily reach Ranthambore from other cities in Rajasthan though. My suggestion would be to reach Jaipur from Delhi first. Then, from Jaipur, go to Sawai Madhopur and then, go to Ranthambore. Your route would be:
    • Delhi > Bus to Jaipur > Bus to Sawai Madhopur > Taxi to Ranthambore.
    So first, here are some bus timings from Delhi to Jaipur:
    • Mahalaxmi Travels (AC Seater/Sleeper Bus) - Departs at 11:45 pm and arrives at 5:45 am. Fare is at Rs. 500 to Rs. 700 per passenger.
    • Rishabh Travels (AC Seater/Sleeper Bus) - Departs at 10:30 pm and arrives at 5:45 am. Fare is at Rs. 500 to Rs. 700 per passenger.
    • Ashok Travels (AC Sleeper Bus) - Departs at 6:00 pm and arrives at 11:59 am. Fare is at Rs. 600 per passenger.
    • Nand Travels (Non AC Seater Bus) - Departs at 11:00 pm and arrives at 5:45 am. Fare is at Rs. 250 to Rs. 400 per passenger.
    • City Land Travels (Volvo AC Seater Bus) - Departs at 11:59 pm and arrives at 5:00 am. Fare is at Rs. 789 per passenger.
    From Jaipur to Sawai Madhopur, I'd recommend boarding a bus by the RSRTC. Here are their timings:
    • RSRTC Ordinary Bus - Departs at 15:00 and arrives at 20:00. Fare is at Rs. 150 per passenger.
    • RSRTC Express Bus - Departs at 16:35 and arrives at 21:20. Fare is at Rs. 182 per passenger.
    Then, in Sawai Madhopur, you can just ride a taxi to reach Ranthambore. If you have a hotel, you can also request for them to pick you up.

    If you're going to be driving, here are the routes that you can take:
    • Route No. 1 via NH48 and NH148 - Delhi > Gurgaon > Bhiwadi > Neemrana > Khelana > Dausa > Lalsot > Sawai Madhopur > Ranthambore.
    This route is about 396 kilometres long. It can take you 7 to 8 hours to cover this distance, considering the traffic and stopovers. It also has tolls so you need to be prepared for that.
    • Route No. 2 via SH25 - Delhi > Gurgaon > Bhiwadi > Tijara > Chikani > Alwar > Rajgarh > Dausa > Lalsot > Sawai Madhopur > Ranthambore.
    This route is about 381 kilometres long. It can take you 7 to 8 hours as well to cover this distance. This route also has tolls like the first one. Both routes are in good condition but the second route has less traffic than the first route.

    I hope this helps you.:)
     

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