Location & Travel Information
Treehouse The Pugmark, Ranthambore
Nestled at the edge of Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan and set over an area of 10 acres, The Pugmark is the true combination of sheer comfortability and resplendent luxury. The judicious blend of modern architecture and inventive landscaping are the glittering gem of the resort. And as far as services and facilities are concerned, The Pugmark has left no stone unturned in catering modern conveniences in order to serve all guests flawlessly.
Location & Access
Overlooking the awesome Aravali ranges, The Pugmark is conveniently located. The distance of the national park is hardly 2 KM and a 5 minutes drive from the resort will take travelers to the park. The Pugmark is close to the railway station too. Besides, it is connected with the cities like Jaipur, Kota, Agra, Delhi, Jodhpur, Ajmer and Udiapur by road.
By Air: The closest airport is Sanghaner airport in Jaipur, which is 180 kms and three and half hours drive from the resort. Jaipur is well connected to New Delhi and Mumbai with daily flights operated by Jet Airways, Sahara Airlines and Indian Airlines. The flying time from Jaipur to Delhi is thirty minutes and from Mumbai to Jaipur is one hour and thirty minutes.
By Road: The drive from Jaipur to Ranthambhore takes three and a half hours. The drive from Agra to Ranthambhore takes six hours. The drive from New Delhi to Ranthambhore via Jaipur, takes approximately eight hours. Around 340 km by road from Delhi Around 180 km by road from Jaipur Around 250 km by road from Agra.
By Train: Sawai Madhopur (10 km) is on the main rail line between Delhi and Mumbai and is also well connected to Jaipur. There are regular super fast trains like Jan Shatabdi, Rajdhani between these destinations. The travel time from Sawai Madhopur to Jaipur is approximately two hours and thirty minutes, to Delhi is 5 hours and to Mumbai is around fifteen hours.
Best time to visit: The park is open to tourists from the 1st of October to the 30th of June. Most of the tourists visit the park between November and March, mainly because the summer’s heat is unbearable.
The period between November and February is excellent for wildlife viewing, particularly for bird watching. A lot of migratory birds visit the park during the winter months.
During the summer months (April to June), when the temperature soars over 40 degrees Centigrade during the day, sighting tigers is relatively easier than it is in winters.
March is a great month for wildlife viewing and the temperatures are not very high.
What to carry
During the Cold Season – from November to February – visitors are advised to carry enough warm clothing, jackets, gloves, mufflers etc. Due to the wind chill factor, it often gets very cold during the safaris and a jacket can be a welcome relief.
During the Summer Months – from March to June – it is very hot and loose cotton clothing is recommended. A wide brimmed hat is nice to have during summers. Sunscreens are a must in summers, when the sun is very strong. Mosquito repellents are required, particularly during October and March, even though Ranthambhore is not a malaria prone area.
Binoculars can add a lot of value to ones wildlife viewing. Photographers are advised to carry all the equipment that they would require, including batteries and film rolls (though both of these are also locally available, most of the time).
Park Opening Time: The park is open from 1st October till 30th June.
Closed: Monsoon season.
Access: Fly to Jaipur (the closest airport) and drive to Ranthambore (180 kms) By train : Ranthambore National Park is approx. 12 km from the Sawai Madhopur Railway station, that lies on the Delhi to Mumbai trunk route.
Clothing: Summer – light tropical; Winter- Light woolen
Languages: Hindi, Rajasthani and English
Park Safari Timings in Ranthambore National Park:
|October-March||0600-0900 hrs||1500-1800 hrs|
|April-June||0630-0930 hrs||1530-1800 hrs|
Timing for entry in to park: Timings for entry into, and exit from, the park vary according to the season. In winters, due to the shorter duration of daylight hours, the morning entry time is later and evening exit time is earlier.
The Ranthambhore Fort timings also very according the season, with the exit time set as per the time of the sunset during that time of the year. It is advisable to check all the timings at the office before your first entry.