Working for Lonely Planet has its advantages. It was that time of the year when the travel bug starts to wiggle about and all you can do is sit and think where you want to go next. Luckily for me, I had on my hands a spanking new advance copy of Short Escapes from New Delhi. A few hours later, I had zeroed in on Ranthambhore. Lady luck seemed to be smiling down on me and i even managed to get train tickets in Short Notice. The Dehradun Express (19020) was just perfect for the job. It left Nizamuddin Station at 10 pm and I found myself in a deserted Sawai Madhopur station at 5:25 am. The hotel that i had chosen from our travel guide had sent a car over and it took the driver around 10 minutes to locate me. The fact that i was the only person in the station probably helped.
Finally, my Ranthambhore adventure is on!
Bodhisattva Sen Roy is the Digital Editor of Lonely Planet India. When he is not helping people travel, he can be found on some remote Himalayan road, riding away on his motorcycle. Many of his travel (mis)adventures can be read here. You can tweet to him @insenroy