We often turn to celebrities for fashion and style inspiration. But lately, several stars have been focussing on safari rides and more, giving us some major #travelgoals. And Ranthambore seems to be a favourite recently. By Anushka Goel
From Kiara Advani to Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt to even Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, new years getaways are one of the most cherished outings of the year. And lately, a lot of these celebs have been flying to Ranthambore to see the majestic royal Bengal tigers and the plethora of flora and fauna that is on offer here.
The most recent celeb to have visited Ranthambore is Akshay Kumar, who brought in his 21st anniversary with Twinkle Khanna at a property near the park. He posted videos and photos with his daughter Nitara and Twinkle, giving fans a glimpse into his January vacation. And at the end of 2021 and beginning of 2022, several celebrities also went tiger-spotting here, from Kiara Advani, Ananya Panday, Sidharth Malhotra and Ishaan Khatter, who posted vacation pictures from the national park here. What’s more, Ranbir-Alia and Deepika-Ranveer had brought in 2021 at Ranthambore, too!
So, what makes the destination so special? From ample tiger sightings to beautiful properties, Ranthambore has a lot to offer. The safaris in the delicious Rajasthan winters, as the sun shines warm, is a treat, and the quiet calm of the national park, combined with Rajasthan’s heritage, which is present all around, makes for a comfortable, experiential trip. The place offers almost an escape into nature, with experiences that help you unwind and take back home some beautiful memories with your loved ones.
So, it’s no wonder that the destination is fast becoming a favourite among people. And from experience, I can say that those (including me) who’ve visited the place have seen some beautiful tiger sightings, sometimes even spotting multiple beasts in one ride!
Apart from the safaris, there’s Dastkaar and Shilpgram for those looking for handmade clothes and crafts to take back home, which make for a great exploration opportunity. And in the time you’re not going on a safari, there’s a lot that the properties in these areas offer, from delectable cuisine to spas and poolside entertainment, and more.
So, if we’ve managed to convince you to take a trip to Ranthambore with your loved ones, here are some properties you can check out to plan your stay at.
The Oberoi Vanyavilas Resort
The luxe property offers lush greenery and beautiful views right at the doorstep of the Ranthambore National Park. The property, spread over 20 acres, has about 25 luxury tents located away from each other, to offer you the ultimate privacy in the confines of your space.
Six Senses Fort Barwara Resort
Located about 36 kilometres from the park, this heritage property made the headlines as the wedding venue for Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif‘s wedding. Being located at such a distance has its own advantages, in terms of offering the guests privacy and the comfort of spending time with their loved ones to unwind on their vacation after they make the most of tiger-spotting safaris at the park.
The luxury tented accommodation at the threshold of the Ranthambore National Park offers daily safaris for the ultimate experience, while at the property, guests can immerse themselves in wellness treatments, spas, culinary experiences, and more.
The luxury jungle camp has indigenous trees planted all over the property along with several water bodies created by the owners, and often, crocodiles, jackals and more are sighted inside the property. The luxe property allows you to unwind mentally as you soak in nature, indulge in delicious food and experience the best of wildlife safaris.
The luxury property offers comfortable rooms and stunning views while being located in close proximity to the national park, to ensure you get the best of both worlds – adventure and wellness. The palace resort offers venues for weddings, banquets and conferences while being ideal for those looking to unwind with a spa treatment after a day of tiger-spotting.
SUJAN Sher Bagh
With amazing service, bonfires to warm up the chilly forest nights, and a luxury experience throughout, the property has all the comfort you need for a relaxing getaway. Indulge in delectable cuisine as you return from your safari at the Ranthambore National Park, and enjoy the warm sun upon you as you spend time outdoors on the property, being one with nature.
With vast open spaces, ample locations to interact with nature and close proximity to the national park, the property is a great option for a winter vacation to be close to wildlife and de-stress.
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