Train to Sawai Madhopur

Well, first class has a whole other meaning when it comes to trains in India. I never expected a lot but this certainly took me to a whole different level of a first class experience. Our seats are in a little box like compartment with a window that is blocked and we can’t  see any light. On the positive side, it is a relief to get out of the freezing cold in Delhi and we have  a compartment to ourselves…..maybe that’s where first class will kick in.

When we first board the train we see a man loosing everything he has eaten in the last day or so. We think “hum is it the train food!” With that in mind we stick to our banana and granola bar plan. About every thirty minutes a porter comes by offering omelets or sandwiches. and we politely decline.

Sawai Madhopur is a much smaller place than Delhi and a lot easier to maneuver. Following the crowds out of the station we are a bit apprehensive as to whether or not our driver will be here.

As soon as we exit, there he is. What a relief as we are virtually in nowhere land. Sitting in the back of the jeep we are so happy to finally get off the train and now we enjoy our bumpy breezy drive to our destination.

Tiger Moon Hotel is perfect spot for us . This is where our Tiger Safari will begin.


  1. The train experience seems to have been . . . adventurous. I found myself being relieved for your sakes that the driver was there at the end of the trip. Can’t wait to see your pics from the tiger safari. πŸ™‚

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  2. Found myself chuckling while reading this. I actually wrote a short story about a train journey I took from Kerala to Delhi. It took forty eight hours and much of it was as you describe above. Interested to hear about the tiger safari.

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