Delhi to Jhunjhunu - advice on getting from a to b

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First trip to India this year. Looking to travel from Delhi to Jhunjhunu but can't seem to find any information on trains that follow this route - or to the Shekhawati area (whether it be Jhunjhunu or Mandawa for example). Seems there used to be a Shekhawati Express but I can not find out if that still tuns.

Any advice would be most welcome, thanks

Being new to Inida would train or bus be a better option ?
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By bus it would be 4-6 hours only.
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Nearer 8 hours!
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have you traveled on that route ? when and how ?
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Elusive Shekhawati Express

[QUOTE=globe71;1104831]travel from Delhi to Jhunjhunu but can't seem to find any information on trains that follow this route -


We have also been trying to book the Shekhawati Express train from Delhi to Jhunjhunu and seems it is nowhere to be found. I have spoken to a friend of mine who has travelled to India nearly every year for the last 30 years and he says it is nearly impossible to book these outside India, the main routes are fine though. His suggestion is to find the Foreigner counter at the New Delhi Railway Station to book trains, if you are prepared with your itinerary they will do your whole trip for you.

Has anyone else experienced these encounters?? And is this suggestion good??
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Jhunjhunu would be easily accesible by Delhi or Jaipur by a bus or a car!! From Jaipur it is about 3 hours..
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The shortest route from Delhi to Jhujhunu by rail is via Loharu. I think it involves a change of gauge.

Delhi dep. 0840 arr. Loharu 1200 (Delhi Sadulpur Express runs daily exc. Mo)
Loharu dep. 1550 arr. Jhunjhunu 1727 (daily - passenger train: no reservations)

I'm sure you can enjoy the 3hours+ in Loharu. It used to be the capital of a princely state so there must be a "palace" and other sights there.

The Shekhawati Express from Delhi Sarai Rohilla used to be a metre-gauge train. I think the Rewari-Sadulpur section is now only broad gauge. Railway buffs please confirm!!

PS: www.erail.in suggests travelling via Ringas. It is a much longer route but it may be quicker.
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Originally Posted by Golghar View Post ....The Shekhawati Express from Delhi Sarai Rohilla used to be a metre-gauge train. I think the Rewari-Sadulpur section is now only broad gauge. Railway buffs please confirm!!.....
very correct...
now the shekawati express can be caught at Rewari.
for Jhunjhunu the best is to catch Bus going to Sikar or Laadnu. its 240 kms from delhi and shud take less than 6 hours
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@ Shashank Yes travelled from bus stand nr Nizamuddin.

Bus left about 7am Junjuhu @3pm

As a foreigner I would never consider driving in India.

Each year I come the standard of driving appauls me, rude agressive. AND GETS WORSE

Roads are a disgrace esp in HARYANA AND rAJHASTAN except where there is army presence.

Busses ride the bumps smoothly,and for the most part safe.

Why all Indians seem to aspire to car ownership is beyond me, given the state of the roads and total indifference to any civility regarding fellow motorists, never mind pedestrians
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Originally Posted by fsg View Post Why all Indians seem to aspire to car ownership is beyond me, given the state of the roads and total indifference to any civility regarding fellow motorists, never mind pedestrians
You have the answer right there. As a motorist you are still better off than a pedestrian.
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So you are safer in a car! Debatable

From the Hindu a few days back

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Restaurant manager killed in Delhi road rage

In a case of road rage, a pilot working with a private airline allegedly ran his vehicle over a restaurant manager following a minor accident in the Khan Market area here on Tuesday.

It is said Rajeev Jolly Wilson (37) was going towards Khan Market in a car around 2 p.m., when another car hit his vehicle from behind at a traffic signal. Rajeev came out and following a brief altercation, allegedly rained punches on the other driver, Vikas Agarwal (36). He “started bleeding from the nose and mouth. He also sustained injuries in the eye. All this while, Vikas remained inside his vehicle. But to escape further assault, he says, he pressed the accelerator,” said ACP K. C. Dwivedi.

Rajeev reportedly clung on to the moving car but lost his balance and fell on the road, and was caught under the rear wheels. Some bystanders raised an alarm, after which Vikas applied the brakes.

Rajeev was rushed to the Lohia Hospital where he was declared brought dead. Vikas was taken into custody.

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