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The Oberoi Vanyavilas

Ranthambore, India

The Oberoi Vanyavilas offers a luxurious introduction to India's wildlife in the easily accessible Ranthambore National Park. Vanyavilas offers stunning tented accommodation in salubrious surroundings, incredible service and a great atmosphere.

At a Glance

  • Extremely comfortable hotel-room style tents which do not compromise on luxury or style

  • A very well laid-out property, the tents are very private and spread out from one another

  • The property has a tower where it is possible to have a dinner or drinks set-up or simply climb for stunning views of the surrounds

  • Less of an outdoor experience than some other tented camps in the area but very comfortable indeed

  • A la carte dining is available here so no need to stick to set menus which are ubiquitous in the surrounding tented camps

Couples, Honeymoon, Ultimate luxury, Wildlife

Insider's View

If you have the energy, consider climbing to the top of a purpose-built viewing tower in the camp. It is stunning to look out over the national park. You could even get the camp to arrange sunset drinks for you up there!

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to The Oberoi Vanyavilas or take a look at our itineraries to Rajasthan

Description

The Oberoi Vanyavilas offers 25 air-conditioned luxury tents with impeccable en suite facilities. The twenty-five luxury tents, each 790 sq ft. all have private gardens and an outside deck for sunbathing. The tents feature king size four-poster beds, freestanding roll top baths and separate showers. All the tents have wooden floors and embroidered interior canopies and are furnished in regal style. Each tent has a DVD player and minibar.

In the Dining Room and Inner Courtyard, Executive Chef Manish Sharma and Indian Master Chef Arjun Singh Yadava provide an exquisite and versatile multi-cuisine menu. Much of the fresh produce and salad comes straight from the kitchen garden at Vanyavilas. The Oberoi Vanyavilas has a restaurant, and also offers the chance to experience al fresco dining in the grounds of the property. The Library Bar, with an excellent selection of fine spirit, cigars and books on wildlife, is just the place to relax and exchange jungle stories.

Many guests come to Vanyavilas simply to relax. The Oberoi Spa and Fitness Tent are the ideal places to do just that. The spa is set over the lake, past turquoise and lapis blue tiled pools, in a fountained courtyard. Here you will find steam rooms, showers and private therapy suites. There is also a chance to partake in Yoga classes or visit the Fitness Center.

Accommodation

The Oberoi Vanyavilas offers 25 Luxury Tents. The tents feature king size four-poster beds, freestanding roll top baths and separate showers. All the tents have wooden floors and embroidered interior canopies and are furnished in regal style and private patios. Each tent has a satellite TV, DVD player, wifi, safe, phone and minibar.

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at the Oberoi Vanyavilas but there are no specific facilities available for them. Babysitting can be arranged upon request.

Facilities

Facilities at the camp include a swimming pool, steam room, sauna, spa set in a beautiful location overlooking the lake, fitness center, ‘The Dining Room’ and ‘The Library Bar’.

The wonderfully decorated The Dining Room and the Inner Courtyard serves a delicious menu of Western, Thai and Indian cuisine. Many of the ingredients are fresh from the hotel's own garden creating sumptuous fresh meals for you to enjoy.

Activities

Onsite activities include complimentary use of the swimming pool and spa treatments which come at an additional cost. Explore the national park and visit famous sites like the historic Ranthambhore Fort, the Gilai Sagar for some great birdwatching opportunities, Sultanpur Ki Kui where you can catch glimpses of sloth bears during the fruiting season, the Fort of Khandar and the Rajbagh Lake, carpeted with lotus flowers and is filled with lotus-eaters, sambar deer, chital and marsh crocodile.

Location & Directions

Ranthambore, India

The Oberoi Vanyavilâs is located in Ranthambhore - Sawai Madhopur, in Rajasthan province in northwest India. The resort is 180 kilometers from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan and is situated adjacent to the famous Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve.

When to go

Rajasthan is known as the desert state. It is largely hot and dry throughout the year, making it a great destination to get away from European winters.

Summer in Rajasthan extends from April to June. It is s the hottest season, with temperatures ranging from 32 degree C to 45 degree C, so not ideal for travel, although early April is a good time to get cheaper rates if you dont mind the temperature in the high 30s. In western Rajasthan the temperature may reach at high as 45 degree C, particularly in May and June so we'd suggest avoiding Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert at this time.

The second season - technically the "Monsoon" (although in reality Rajasthan never receives much rainfall) extends from July to September. The temperature drops slightly, and humidity increases. 90% of the rain Rajasthan can expect occurs during this period. Lakes and rivers will be higher from mountain run-off and flowers and grasses come to life, bringing added color to the landscape.

The Post-monsoon period is from October to November. The average maximum temperature is 33 degree C to 38 degree C, and the minimum is between 18 degree C and 20 degree C. The official "season" for hotels in Rajasthan starts in October. It’s a great time to travel - warm and sunny during and perfect for exploring and relaxing.

The fourth season is "winter", and runs from December to March. With day time temperatures still in the high 20's during the day this a very popular time to travel. Hotels are at the their busiest over the Christmas and new year period. Be aware though that December and January can have very cool mornings and evening and we suggest taking some warm clothing. Whilst temperatures in the desert areas are always hot in the daytime, they become some of the coolest areas of the state once the sun goes down. It’s also fairly standard to expect some fog in the major cities of Northern Rajstasthan and Delhi in December and January.

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