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Ranthambhore National Park Travel Blog

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ready to board my first Indian train
After finally making it to Jaipur, we decided to get a train and visit the Ranthambore National Park.

Now 'getting a train' in India is an experience that has to be lived to be fully appreciated. To sum up, we spent 2.5 hours on a platform that reminded, smelt like (and was used as) a toilet, waiting for a train that was 2 hours late. When the train finally arrived, people were spotting empty seats and then running down the platform chasing the train in order to be first on it when it stops. As soon as the train came to a hault, the battle begun. After a lot of pushing, pulling, yelling and jumping through windows, everyone boarded the train and, in some miraculous way, we managed to get a seat too (by seat I mean a board, since there were no cushions on the seats) That said, the scenery was beautiful and , due to the lack of glass on the windows, there was a cool breeze thoughout the journey. Above that, it only costs 1 pound for a 200km journey. So overall, still beats british trains when it comes to value for money.

Once in Ranthambore, we did a tiger safari, but didnt spot any tigers #$$@@^&*. We saw beautiful deer though, antilopes, crocodiles and lots and lots of monkeys. Great experience altogether.

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ready to board my first Indian tra…
ready to board my first Indian tr…
Safari! (are we missing something.…
Safari! (are we missing something…
crocs in the lake
crocs in the lake
spotted dear
spotted dear
snack time
snack time
monkeys chilling out
monkeys chilling out
more monkey business
more monkey business
Ranthambhore National Park
photo by: lealealou