With the promise of ultimate safety and comfort, The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort, Ranthambore, is set to reopen soon after its annual monsoon closure. Come September 1, and you and your loved ones will be able to enjoy the perfect weekend getaway at this luxe property, stay in one of their 25 spacious tents, go on a jungle safari or even enjoy a romantic evening. By Anushka Goel
Set in 20 acres of lush gardens right at the doorstep of the Ranthambore National Park, The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort makes for the perfect weekend getaway. And this year, the resort is reopening earlier than usual on September 1, after its annual monsoon closure. Here’s why The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort is the perfect weekend getaway to take time out for yourself and reconnect with nature, in the company of your loved ones.
Lush greenery and beautiful views
Located 180 kilometres from Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital, The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort boasts of being India’s first luxury jungle resort. The resort, spread over 20 acres, is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens filled with blossoming trees and shrubs, and birdlife. The ultimate romantic destination for adventurers, the resort lies between the Aravali and Vindhya mountain ranges. It is also close to the Ranthambore National Park and Tiger Reserve, which houses the magnificent Indian tiger, deer, leopard, and crocodile. When at the resort, take a relaxing stroll around the grounds or enjoy the panoramic views of the neighbouring jungle from the private observation tower.
Luxury tented accommodations
The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort offers luxury tents inspired by the opulent caravans of royal families. The resort has 25 spacious luxury tents, located at a comfortable distance from each other, to allow for ultimate privacy. Measuring 790 square feet each, the tents include an elegantly appointed bedroom, a private outdoor sitting area, and an outside deck to sunbathe in with ease. The tents also boast of king-sized four-poster beds, freestanding roll-top baths, and separate showers. The colours and prints of the furnishings are inspired by the hues of the jungle.
To satiate your food cravings, the resort offers authentic Rajasthani specialities, pan-Indian cuisine and delicious continental delicacies at its all-day dining restaurant, The Dining Room. You can enjoy a private dinner with your loved ones at their garden venues, too. What’s more, the restaurant’s menu changes every day, so be sure to surprise your palate with a gastronomic adventure, daily!
At The Bar, enjoy single malt, cognac, wine or an expertly-mixed cocktail in a comfortable, classic setting. Challenge a friend to a game of chess or backgammon, sit down with a leather-bound classic novel or relax by the fireside surrounded by Ranthambhore’s tigresses, expertly captured in oil paintings adorning the walls.
Unique adventurous experiences
The array of unique Oberoi Experiences offered at The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort is sure to make your visit more memorable. Some of the unmissable experiences include:
Jungle Drive: Led by experienced, professional, local naturists, the drives take place in an Oberoi 4×4 fitted with high quality suspension, broader tyres and cushioned seats for a comfortable and safe ride. Each vehicle can accommodate four guests, and includes safety belts and charging points for cameras and mobiles. Detachable roof tops guarantee the best views of tigers in their natural habitat. Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve is open from October to June.
Dine By The Lake: Enjoy a specially handcrafted Royal Rajasthani Thali on a candlelit table at the natural amphitheatre’s stage in the company of your loved ones. The softly-lit area illuminated by candles, mashaals and twinkling stars make for the perfect setting for romance! You can also opt for a live traditional folk dance at an extra charge.
Champagne Sundowner: Sunset views from the observation tower teamed with a glass of sparkling champagne, delectable canapés handcrafted using ingredients from the resort’s organic kitchen gardens, and personalised service offer the perfect romantic evening for you and your partner.
All the luxurious experiences are accompanied by warm, personalised, caring and heartfelt service—making your stay all the more memorable.
What’s more, The Oberoi Group has enhanced its hygiene and safety standards. The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort, too, has partnered with Bureau Veritas—the world leader in testing, inspection and certification services—to validate and review all measures. For this, they have recently been given a Platinum Rating by them. The staff has been vaccinated with at least the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, making your stay a safe and comfortable one.