Ranthambore is situated at a distance of 149 km from Jaipur. The only place in India where tigers can be spotted in the jungle, even during the day, Ranthambore is well connected to Jaipur by road and train.
However, the best way to reach Ranthambore from Jaipur is by road, a journey of about 3 hours by car. The places covered between Jaipur and Ranthambore are Jaipur - 32 km -> Basi - 52 km -> Lalsot - 24 km -> Justana - 49 km -> Ranthambore.
On the way, there are several ATMs, hospitals and rest stops. Eating joints like Four Seasons India and Niros are present on the way. Besides these, there are several dhabas serving authentic Rajasthani dishes such as 'gatte ki sabzi' and 'ghewar' on the route. Petrol pumps of Hindustan Petroleum (HP), among others, are also available at regular intervals.
Transport options from Jaipur to Ranthambore
Jaipur to Ranthambore By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Ranthambore, which takes about 3 hours. This mode is ideal for group travel or for families with senior citizens and kids. Approximate cost of cab per kilometre is about INR 8 to 25 depending upon the type of car hired.
Wow! No words to say. The road is not that bad and you have all the freedom to roam around when you go by your own vehicle. No cooliee no dependency. Just freedom and you can enjoy driving all the way. It around 180 km so, just go and have fun!!
Travelling by car from Jaipur to Ranthambhore is really a nice experience, except 25-30 km rest of the road was quite good. It took us 3-4 hrs if you don't have break in between. We took break in between for lunch while going from Jaipur to Ranthambhore. If you have your own car then I must suggest to go by car, as it will ease you local site visits there like fort and other sites.
We had a self driven car and the journey that we took was on the Kota Road and it takes two hours to reach the place but the roads were inappropriate and broken in trashes, so drive safe. A car is required in this route as you can have problems in local transport and things are wide spread.
The road journey to Ranthambore is short but road is bad. almost 50% road is bad.rnMoreover once you leave Jaipur there is no proper hotel for lunch, and one should specially take care of that if you are hiring a taxi. And don't ever stop where the taxi driver wishes because if you do so that will cost you another 20% addition in your bill, weather that is for food or any other shopping. Never stop where your taxi driver says.