Jhunjhunu to Delhi?

#1 Jan 16th, 2008, 03:55
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Hello travellers,

I am wondering if anyone can advise me: I will be spending a couple days in Jhunjhunu and then will have to get to Delhi on a tight schedule. Unfortunately the night train only goes partways so doesn't seem like a good idea.

I am stuck between catching a morning bus and wasting a whole day without visiting Shekhawati, or going back via Jaipur and also wasting a day, or taking a night bus.

Would the night bus be a bad idea for a single woman? It's probably uncomfortable but I can probably live with that, but I don't know if it is advisable taking an "express" all night bus alone.

And, would the Jhunjhunu bus go to Bikaner House or ISBT?


Thanks in advance!
#2 Jan 16th, 2008, 06:14
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I'd hate to advise something that you'll later regret, so who's to say, but no, I don't think it's a problem. But then I tend to take these things lightly I guess, as did the women I know who traveled there, and who I've traveled with.

It's possible there's a ladies' side even; or you can try and take a seat closer to the driver and his helper (although I suppose trouble with them is never 100% ruled out either); or perhaps with another lady passenger.

Don't expect too much of the word "express," but they tend to be a little more upscale (and mostly stop less frequently, hence the name). I've traveled in all kinds of buses and never had any trouble (I'm a man, btw). Nor have my lady friends, that I know of (except for city buses in Delhi, btw, which are notorious for this anyway). I'm sure others do however. I mostly remember people trying their dandiest to catch some sleep & generally sitting the ride out, just like you.

Others will tell you you're insane & don't do it, so it's not much of an answer I'm afraid. Just one guy's view. You could let it depend on how comfortable you feel once you are there and moving around. I found most of your fellow passengers will be decent folks like yourself, who are no more out to harass you than they might be anywhere else.
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Jhunjhunu would be hardly 4-5 hours from Delhi in a roadways bus. Tell me at what time do you need to commute ? There are loads of buses available on the route, but not luxury or deluxe buses. You have to use the Standard Rajasthan or Haryana roadways buses..

If you are not able to find a direct bus, you can always come down to NH 8 (National Highway 8) and transport would be available 24 hours from there.

You being a single female I would not recommend traveling in those areas in night hours...you should prefer leaving in Day hours.
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Originally Posted by shashank.aggarwal View Post Jhunjhunu would be hardly 4-5 hours from Delhi in a roadways bus. Tell me at what time do you need to commute ? There are loads of buses available on the route, but not luxury or deluxe buses. You have to use the Standard Rajasthan or Haryana roadways buses..
Ah, that's very good to know. I looked at http://www.rsrtc.gov.in/ and I found only two buses JHN->DEL, one at 3:45 and another at 11pm. And they both seem to take 6 hours, at least according to that timetable and they are both "Express".


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You being a single female I would not recommend traveling in those areas in night hours...you should prefer leaving in Day hours.
Hmmm, yes I am usually adventurous in this way in the west, but I am still unsure about India...

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From Jhunjhunu you have direct buses to Delhi I did it last December 2006 leaving Jhunj. at 07.30 am and reaching Delhi around 01.00 pm, the bus stand in Delhi was somewhere in the southwest but can't remember where, in any case plenty of rickshaws there.

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Originally Posted by Jorge Reverter View Post From Jhunjhunu you have direct buses to Delhi I did it last December 2006 leaving Jhunj. at 07.30 am and reaching Delhi around 01.00 pm,
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That would be perfect timing! I hope I can get this. Many thanks for letting me know. What a gem the folks at indiamike are.
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Depending on where you have to go in Delhi you can either get down at Dhaula Kuan OR Sarai Kale Khan..

The buses listed on the site must be superior buses and not the ones in which actual locals travel. As I told you earlier the frequency of buses should not be a problem.
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There are zillions of bus companies both public and private in India, and so far they're not well-represented on the web.

The best thread on it here is Online bus ticket reservation sites , but again, it doesn't guarantee anything. It's usually not a big deal to find a bus on the ground, depending on the size and importance of the place you're in, of course, and making enquiries a little in advance if you can will never hurt.
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Originally Posted by machadinha View Post The best thread on it here is Online bus ticket reservation sites
That's a very useful resource, thanks. But as you and Shashank said, there is probably more out there than given on the web - which is often very out of date, and Indian sites seem to be often infected with malware.

Okay, I will go with the flow and not overplan JHN to DEL!


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