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The Oberoi Vanyavilas
India's first luxury jungle resort

Best season:   November to March
Address:   Ranthambhore
City:   Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
Country / Region:   India - Rajasthan
Rooms:   25 rooms including suites
Price Level:   Luxury

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Nestling in the natural beauty of the wilds, The Oberoi Vanyavilas is India’s leading luxury jungle resort on the edge of the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. It is a perfect base from which to explore the territory of the majestic tiger. Tiger sightings are most frequent during the months of May and June, while it is warm during the day, though mornings and evenings are pleasant.

The resort setting is picture-perfect with a dramatic watercourse and sun-kissed private decks. The luxury tents with finely embroidered canopies, luxurious bathrooms and private walled gardens are in perfect contrast to the ruggedness of the jungle.


Vanyavilas has 25 luxury tents spread over 20 acres of land. Each air-conditioned tent has an area of 790 sq ft, and has beautifully appointed interiors with polished wooden flooring. All have private gardens and an outside deck for sunbathing. The tents feature a king size four-poster bed, luxurious bathrooms with freestanding Victorian bathtubs and separate shower stalls. The tents are surrounded by a private walled garden and a private deck for sun bathing.


In the Dining Room and Inner Courtyard, the Executive Chef provides an exquisite and versatile multi cuisine menu. Much of the fresh produce and salad comes straight from the kitchen garden at Vanyavilas. The exquisitely decorated restaurant features hand painted frescoes of flowers and animals. Outside is the walled terrace of the Inner Courtyard which offers an outdoor dining experience with a bon fire in winters.

The Library Bar has an excellent selection of fine spirit, cigars and books. The pool bar is surrounded by beautifully arched walls and overlooks the main water body with fountains, beyond which are the Aravalli ranges. The pool bar offers a snack menu and a variety of cocktails, spirits and wines.


Include newspapers in lobby, concierge services, patio, fireplace, 24 hour room service, limo or town car service available, parking, on-site car rental, medical assistance available, audio-visual equipment, photocopy machines, secretarial services, fax machine, safe-deposit box, multilingual staff, security guard, laundry/ dry cleaning service, currency exchange, babysitting or child care.


Many guests come to Vanyavilâs simply to relax. The Oberoi Spa and Fitness Tent are the ideal places to do just that. Vanyavilās offers the perfect solitude for a world class spa that is located on a pavilion at the edge of a lake. After a memorable day spent in the country's famous tiger reserve amid the rugged beauty of nature, the indulgence offered at the spa epitomizes sheer pleasure. Mental and physical fatigue is caressed away by trained Thai therapists through personalized holistic therapies based on Ayurveda and western techniques. Natural body and beauty treatments prepared from the best that nature has to offer amplify the relaxing experience. The luxurious ambience of private therapy suites highlighted by the soothing beauty of hand painted floral frescoes, the sound of a birdsong and the fragrance of the fruit groves make for a perfect heavenly experience.

Guests can choose from an elaborate ‘menu’ of spa treatments, massages, facials, manicure and pedicure. For example, the stimulating Indian Spice Wrap and a delicious Orange Wrap. All the massage and aromatherapy treatments are aimed at relieving stress and promoting a deep sense of relaxation and wellbeing.

Yoga balances the body, mind and spirit and ensures complete wellbeing. The resort offers an extensive Yoga menu specially created by the resident Yogacharya to suit your specific needs.


Recreational facilities include the exciting jungle safari and elephant rides. Within the resort there is a pool table, gymnasium, heated swimming pool, a library offering a variety of books and selection of digital video discs. There is a lecture room for films and talks on wildlife by Mr. Fateh Singh, a well known naturalist and former Chief Conservator of the Reserve. There is also a 52 ft-high observation tower from where guests can view parts of the Tiger Reserve and its wildlife.


Ranthambhore, hailed as one of India's finest wildlife destinations, is located near the town of Sawai Madhopur, which is around 180 km south east of Jaipur in Rajasthan. It was established as a sanctuary in 1959 and included in the very first phase of Project Tiger in 1972. In 1981, Ranthambhore was awarded the status of a National Park. The park derives its name from the 11th century Fort of Ranthambhore, which sits on a rocky outcrop in the forest. The fort was a vital citadel for the control of central India. Though overrun by vegetation, remnants of the summer palaces, temples and guard stones within the fort still remain. Earlier the hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur, the park at Ranthambhore was once the scene of royal hunting parties. Today, it is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild. The tigers can be spotted quite often even during the day, busy in their normal pursuits - especially stalking or hunting and taking care of their young. With the strict measures that have been taken for their conservation, they seem quite accustomed to human presence and are not disturbed by it.


The Oberoi Vanyavilas is 180 km from Sanghaner Airport in Jaipur.


Climate: From November until about March - it's fine, with daytime temperatures between 21 and 30°C (70-86°F). However, by the end of April it's hot, while May and June are really hot - temperatures can swoop up to more than 45°C (113°F). In July it gets cooler but the humidity really hits, often with all-day rain through August and September.

Language: Hindi and English.

Currency: Indian Rupee (Rs).

Electricity: 230-240V 50HzHz.

Time Zone: GMT/UTC +5.5 ().

Country Dialing Code: +91.



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