Just a minor extension of the Golden Triangle will get you to visit and experience this ‘Gem’ of a place in ranthambore.
How to get here?
Ranthambore is named after the historic Ranthambhore fortress, which lies within the ranthambore national park.
Air : Jaipur is at 180 km and is the nearest airport from Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary.
Rail : Ranthambore National Park is around 11 km away from Sawai Madhopur railway station, that lies on the Delhi to Mumbai trunk route. The city is a halt for many trains, including Jaipur – Indore Super Fast, Dayodaya Express (Jaipur – Jabalpur Express), Jodhpur – Indore Intercity, Hazrat Nizamuddin – Indore Express, Marusagar Express (Ajmer – Ernakulam Express / Ernakulam Express), Jaipur – Mysore Express, Jaipur – Chennai Express, Jaipur – Coimbatore Express, Jodhpur – Puri Express, Jodhpur – Bhopal Express, Jodhpur – Indore Intercity, and the Mumbai Rajdhani Express. The Jaipur – Indore Super Fast connects Sawai Madhopur to major city of Madhya Pradesh, Indore Junction. There is also a Jan Shatabdi Express train, from Sawai Madhopur to national capital Delhi. The other includes Kota – Hanumangarh Express, Sawai Madhopur-Mathura Passenger, Jaipur-Bayana Passenger. Kota – Patna Express connects Sawai Madhopur and Patna cities via Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow and Varanasi.
The luxury trains : The Palace on Wheels, The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, Maharajas’ Express, The Indian Maharaja also make a scheduled stop at Sawai Madhopur on their eight-day round trip of tourist destinations.
Roads : A good network of buses connect Sawai Madhopur, the nearest town from Ranthambore to all the major cities within the state of Rajasthan. The frequency of direct services though is not very great. Mostly you have to hire a Car or a Taxi from Kota to Ranthambhore. Kota – Ranthambore is a Mega Highway and can be covered in 1.5 hours easily