- Type: Boutique Hotel
- Summary: One of India's finest wildlife destinations
- Feature: A great place to enjoy thrilling tiger safaris
- Rooms: 25 Luxury Tents
- Location: Ranthambore, Rajasthan, India
- Star rating: 5 Star
- Nearest airport: Delhi Airport
Location and transfer
Train transfer from Delhi Airport to Swaimadhopur Railway Station, followed by a 15-minute car transfer to the resort.
The Oberoi Vanyavilas is an excellent base from which to explore Ranthambhore National Park and Tiger Reserve. The hotel will arrange a jungle drive to the nearby park, where you can ride around exploring the vast 393km2 park at dawn or dusk and will likely spot the majestic and endangered Royal Bengal Tigers. Furthermore, there is the opportunity to embark on a Chambal River Safari to spot India's critically endangered Crocodilian (Fish-eating Crocodile) in its natural habitat. Also known by the name Gharial, it has distinctive long thin jaws that have naturally evolved to suit its, predominantly, fish diet. It is one of the largest living crocodilians, with males growing up to six metres long. The likelihood of seeing tigers can be seasonally influenced, so if this a must-see, then do schedule your stay very carefully.
The Oberoi Vanyavilas provides intimate experiences that will surely leave a lasting romantic impression on you and your partner. Relieve tension and stimulate marma points around the body with a rejuvenating Ayurvedic ritual, which will leave you with a profound sense of oneness and wellbeing, before dining under the stars next to the tranquil waters of the beautiful lily pond, the flickering light of glowing torches, small candles and twinkling stars make the perfect setting for a romantic dinner. Sit back, relax and dine on delectable cuisine whilst traditional folk musicians play songs, creating a truly unforgettable experience for you and your partner.
Activities for younger guests include the Little Bartender, where children learn how to make some exciting mocktails with the service team; a walk through the gardens with the Naturalist, which might include the option to plant a fruiting tree within the grounds with the help of a Horticulturalist; sofa-making in the traditional Rajasthani-style (boys) and the art of mehndi (girls), as well as bathing the elephants, Mala and Laxmi.
Spa & Wellness
Many guests come to The Oberoi Vanyavilâs simply to relax. The Oberoi Spa and Fitness Tent, set over the lake, is the ideal place to do just that. Pass the turquoise and lapis-blue tiled pools to a fountained courtyard, where you will find steam rooms, showers and private therapy suites. Guests can choose from an elaborate menu of spa treatments, massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, which include 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, perfect after an exciting day of tiger-spotting in the reserve.
For days when Jeep tours to the park are unsuitable, visit the seven-mile Ranthambore Fort. Accessible only by stairs, it is surrounded by three lakes and sits high above sea-level.