A luxury jungle retreat on the edge of India’s Ranthambore National Park
Food & wine | Natural world | Wildlife
Renowned as one of the finest properties in India, the Oberoi Vanyavilas offers unparalleled, personalised service and luxury, tented accommodation on the edge of the Ranthambore National Park, one of the world's best tiger-viewing regions. It's hard to beat the location of the Oberoi Vanyavilas. Nestled beneath an escarpment amidst the jungles of southeastern Rajasthan on the edge of the Ranthambore National Park, the hotel offers guests the perfect base to explore the realm of the tiger - an icon of Indian wildlife and one of the most endangered species on earth.
Accommodation at the Oberoi Vanyavilas consists of 25 luxuriously appointed tents, which blend seamlessly into the jungle landscape. Each of the 790 square foot tents feature a private sitting area and outside deck, ideal for relaxing and sunbathing after a day exploring the national park. Wooden floors and beautifully embroidered canopies reflect the grandeur of the Indian Raj and king size four-poster beds and freestanding roll-top baths add to the luxurious feel. Every tent comes with LCD television, DVD player, wireless broadband, direct dial telephone and personal mini bar.
With fresh produce taken straight from the hotel's very own kitchen garden and a delightful and varies menu of India, Thai and Western cuisine, dining at the Oberoi Vanyavilas is a real highlight. The restaurant is stylishly appointed, with hand painted frescoes adorning the walls, yet the atmosphere remains intimate and relaxed, and gorgeous inner courtyard, with central fire pit, is a superb spot to enjoy an evening meal. There's also the option to dine al fresco in the hotel grounds or in your room if you prefer.
As well as searching for the elusive tiger population and exploring the spectacular landscapes of Ranthambore, the Oberoi Vanyavilas is a wonderful place to relax and the Oberoi Spa and Fitness Tent offer guests the ideal place to unwind. The spa, set over the peaceful lake, offers a full menu of stress-relieving treatments, which include massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and signature wraps. There are also steam rooms and private showers for guests to enjoy. The hotel also has a delightful pool and fully equipped gym. Bird watching excursions, private yoga sessions and interactive art walks are available through the hotel, as well as professionally guided jungle drives through the park, in search of tigers and other wildlife.
Stay here on these holidays
This curated journey takes in many of northern India's most iconic sights, from Agra's Taj Mahal to the 'pink city' of Jaipur, followed by a tiger safari in Ranthambore National Park.
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