Location: Nature lovers will find their true heaven here, in the mystical jungle of Ranthambhore National Park, one of northern India’s biggest and most renowned parks, where tigers are readily spotted on a daily basis.
History: Over the past decade, there has been a real effort at Ranthambhore National Park to curb tiger poaching, and tigers are beginning to thrive under this new environment.
Service: The Oberoi Vanyavilas was named the top resort in the world in 2010 by Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards, and has received countless other high rankings in similar categories.
Nestled within the jungle at the edge of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, the Oberoi Vanyavilas offers 25 luxury tents which feature finely embroidered canopies, teak floors, luxurious bathrooms and private walled gardens. Each tent cover approxiately 790 square feet with a private outdoor deck for sunbathing. Both wired and wireless Internet connectivity are available as well as satellite television. Other amenities include recreational room, an on-site spa offering Ayurvedic treaments, and heated swimming pools which lap around the hotel property.
Rooms at the Oberoi Vanyavilas take the form of luxurious tents, which are well-equipped with everything guests could want for comfort in the jungle, including LCD TVs with satellite, WiFi, electronic safe, and a personal bar.
The Oberoi's luxury tents are a roomy 790-square-feet, featuring four-poster beds, stand-alone baths, and separate shower. They are opulently-decorated, with regal furnishings, plush textiles and wooden floors.
Guests may make use of the fitness center, which contains a wide variety of both cardio equipment and free weights.
The resort features a multipurpose meeting room that can sit as many as 50 guests, fully-equipped with state-of-the-art meeting and presentation technology.
A beautiful outdoor swimming pool is provided for guests use, open from 8am to 8pm. It is heated during Wintertime for guests optimal comfort, and surrounded by plush sun loungers.
Set over a lake, with a fountained courtyard, the Oberoi Vanyavilas well-appointed tented spa contains steam rooms, showers and private therapy suites, featuring an extensive treatment menu influenced by traditional Indian healing practices.
This is the ideal place to relax after a long day exploring the jungle - The Bar has an extensive selection of fine spirits and cigars, not to mention books on wildlife to help guests brush up on their jungle knowledge.
For a more formal dinner setting, guests can choose to dine at the resort's elegant fine dining restaurant. Decorated with hand painted nature frescoes by famous Indian artists, and featuring a marble framed fireplace, the setting matches the exquisite selection of dishes, consisting of both Thai and Indian cuisines.
Guests may dine by the hotel's stunning pool, enjoying light snacks and cocktails or fresh juices on one of the many comfortable loungers that line the poolside. Special sorbets are available as well.