“Road trips leave you speechless, then turn you into a storyteller”
The road trip from Jaipur to Ranthambore is a perfect blend of royalty and wilderness. And you may have such unique experiences that you may certainly turn into a storyteller.
The best time for a road trip from Jaipur to Ranthambore is between October and April. After April, it is torturously hot. Post the extreme summers, it pours heavily till September. November and December are extremely cold, but still conducive for a road trip with some woolen clothing on.
Chokhi Dhani serves authentic Rajasthani fare.
Oberoi Vanyavilas boasts about a fantastic dining experience. If you go there, you cannot miss the sinful watermelon and goat cheese amuse-bouche and the rose petal panna cotta.
Streets are replete with samosas and kachoris, which are delectable.
Route 1: Jaipur – Chaksu – Vanasthali – Tonk – Sawai Madhopur via NH52 and NH552
This route for the Jaipur to Ranthambore road trip is a driving distance of 191 kilometres. It takes three and a half hours.
This trip of 200 kilometres has myriads of dhabas and stalls. One cannot guarantee the quality of the street food though.
The road is in a state-of-the-art condition and has ample opportunities where you can halt and click pictures. Certain spots are so scenic that your Instagram feed might just get crowded with pictures of those vistas.
Ensure that you are carrying a spare tyre/stepney in the car. It is also helpful to know how to change tyre. One must also be adept at tinkering with what lies under the hood. The ability to conduct basic repairs comes very handy if your vehicle gets stuck at a place where there are no mechanics. Ensure that your cell phone is charged and you are carrying car and portable chargers. Pack ample snacks and few bottles of water. Carry a hammer which could be used to break car windows in case you get stuck in the car. Also make sure that your car insurance policy or Two Wheeler Insurance policy is not expired.
There are upwards of 20 fuel stations of Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and HP on this route so one will have ample supply of fuel at all times on this road trip.
The road trip is less than four hours, hence one doesn’t need mid-halts. And the aura of what is awaiting gravitates you so much that you do not want to stop anywhere.
This is a three hour forty minute drive with hardly any changes in altitude
Ranthambore National Park is world famous. There are several resorts such as Ranthambore Kothi Resort and Spa, Aman – I- Khas and Nahargarh Ranthambore. Abrar Palace Wildlife Resort is known for arranging camps in the jungle.
The aforementioned resorts serve delectable food. One can also explore the cuisine at Manisha Restaurant and Food Corner.
Mobile connectivity from Jaipur to Ranthambore is robust.
There are multiple ATMs of banks like The Rajasthan State Cooperative bank, SBI, UCO bank etc on the route.
You may find a few local garages manned by mechanics on the route from Jaipur to Ranthambore
There are multiple hospitals along the route taken to complete this journey. Starting with Chaksu, there is a government hospital and Krishna hospital. Tonk has the requisite medical facilities.
As most leading hotels have generators, you need not worry about fluctuations in electricity supply.
One extremely important thing to carry is tools for fixing a flat. Another option is to carry tire inflator to pump air in the flat tire until you reach a mechanics shop to put on the spare. Other good-to-have tools are screwdrivers, crescent wrench, hammer, duct tape or electrical tape.
Hope the above gives you a reality check for your upcoming road trip so that you only take beautiful memories with you.
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Article Author: Amita Rajpal
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