Ranthambhore National Park was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1957 and in 1974 it gained the protection of the Government of India’s Project Tiger conservation programme. Since then, the numbers of resident tigers have been increasing thanks to dedicated conservation efforts in the area.
Ranthambhore National Park is also home to Ranthambhore Fort: a vast UNESCO World Heritage Site that overlooks the park and dates back one thousand years.
The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort, the best 5 star hotel in Ranthambhore, offers luxury tented accommodation inspired by the opulent caravans of the royal families. A fine restaurant serving authentic Rajasthani and international cuisine. And spa experiences customised to suit your needs. All accompanied by hospitality that is genuine and sincere.
The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort, Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambhore 322001, India
Ranthambhore National Park spans 392 square kilometres in the western Indian state of Rajasthan.
Situated just minutes by car from Ranthambhore National Park and Tiger Reserve, The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort is perfectly located for you to sight Royal Bengal Tigers in their natural forest environment. The top of the resort’s observation tower commands unrivalled views of the surrounding jungle.
Triple canopied, air conditioned and equipped with all modern conveniences, for your comfort.
Our restaurant has indoor and al fresco dining. The bar is a relaxing place to unwind with a book.
Our all day restaurant anticipates every palate with a daily changing menu of authentic Rajasthani specialities, pan-Indian and continental dishes. High ceilings are crowned with sparkling chandeliers and walls are hand painted with scenes of Ranthambhore and its tigers.Take a seat by the fireplace in the main hall or by the bonfire in the courtyard, where you can also enjoy live folk music.
The perfect setting to enjoy a single malt, a cognac, a glass of fine wine or an expertly mixed cocktail. Challenge a friend to a game of chess or backgammon. Sit down to one of our leather bound classics, or relax by the fireside surrounded by Ranthambhore’s tigresses; gently captured in oil paintings on the walls.
Oberoi spa experiences, a pool and a fitness centre. Beside the jungle. At The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambhore.
The Oberoi Spa Our spa has private treatment rooms with lily pond views, where you can experience treatments that include Aromatherapy, Eastern, Western and signature Oberoi massage.
Swimming Pool Take a dip in our temperature controlled pool, lie back under the shade of a parasol or enjoy a light poolside snack.
Fitness Centre Located in a large air conditioned tent, our fitness suite has a range of cardiovascular machines and weights.
Dawn over the jungle, the sight of a tiger and her cubs at play. Sunset complemented by champagne at the top of our observation tower.
The population of Royal Bengal Tigers in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve is currently estimated to be around eighty. The number of sightings has doubled in the last three years, and most guests from The Oberoi Vanyavilas have reported seeing tigers. Our Jungle Drives are led by experienced, professional, local naturalists and take place in an Oberoi 4x4 fitted with high quality suspension, broader tyres...
Make the one you love centre stage with this private dining experience. A specially handcrafted Royal Rajasthani Thali is even more special when enjoyed at a candlelit table on the stage of our natural amphitheatre. By the light of candles, mashaal fire torches and twinkling stars reflected in our lily pond, our amphitheatre is the perfect setting for romance. Live traditional folk dance can be arranged...
Sunset views across the jungle from the top of our private observation tower. The whisper of a warm evening breeze in the trees. The sparkle of bubbles in your glass mirrored by the twinkle of stars overhead. Delectable canapés handcrafted using ingredients from our organic kitchen gardens. Intuitive, unobtrusive, personalised service. Let’s raise a toast to romance.
An intimate private dining experience framed by lush mango trees hung with glowing lanterns. Savour specially curated delicacies or a la carte cuisine. Coupled with our attentive, unobtrusive service for an experience that is distinctly Oberoi. Live traditional folk dance can be arranged at an extra cost.
A few more good reasons for you to stay with us.
From the National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage fort, to tigers and crocodiles, local artisans and women’s cooperatives.
Located within Ranthambhore National Park and Tiger Reserve, Ranthambhore Fort dates back to the 10th century CE. As the park was formerly the hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, the fort was built by them as a hunting lodge and commands a princely position with unrivalled views from its perch, 700 metres above the surrounding forests. One of India’s oldest temples to Lord Ganesha can also be found within the fort. Visited by pilgrims from around the world, this temple was constructed in the 13th century CE. Mesmerising ‘aarti’ prayers by fire are conducted here daily. Note: A UNESCO World Heritage Site
Since Ranthambhore is synonymous with tigers, it is easy to forget that the nearby Chambal River is home to India’s largest population of the critically endangered crocodilian: the Gharial. Characterised by its long thin jaws, which have naturally evolved over time to suit it’s predominantly fish diet, the Gharial is one of the largest living crocodilians, with males growing up to 6 metres long.
Ranthambhore School of Arts displays a range of artworks, including soot paintings of Ranthambhore’s tigers, by the celebrated artist Mr. M. D. Parashar. Visitors may be lucky enough to meet Mr. Parashar, a founding member and teacher at the school, either at the school or at The Oberoi Vanyavilas, where Mr. Parashar displays his soot paintings thrice weekly.
Dastakar is a responsible organisation that works with women from villages situated on the outskirts of Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve; helping them to secure sustainable livelihoods through the production of handicrafts with tiger motifs, trees, birds and animal imagery.
For which we thank our guests and our people.