The Oberoi Vanyavilas

Under 10 minutes from the famous Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, The Oberoi Vanyavilas offers exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities and signature Oberoi luxury. Spread over 20 landscaped acres, this small hotel even has its own waterhole and an observation tower, so guests can watch the antics of smaller animals and birds that call Ranthambore home.

Guest suites at The Oberoi Vanyavilas are shaded by white canvas and temperature controlled for comfort. Interiors transport you back to the heady days of the British Raj, with elegant accents such as canopied beds and freestanding bath tubs. Yet there are plenty of discreet 21st century amenities such as Wi-Fi connectivity that will make you feel right at home. A magnificent central restaurant serves a daily changing menu of Rajasthani specialties, with seating both indoors and out.

Things to do at The Oberoi Vanyavilas include vehicle safaris around Ranthambore National Park in search the regal Bengal tiger and other species, as well as bird-watching around a nearby lake. Guests can also visit the large Ranthambore Fort, shop for handicrafts in a nearby village or spend time in the delightful Oberoi Spa, which offers a wide range of therapies.


How to get to The Oberoi Vanyvilas

The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambore is 3.5 hours drive from Jaipur Airport, which receives regular flights from Delhi and Mumbai.

Activities at The Oberoi Vanyavilas

  • Ranthambore tiger safaris
  • Ranthambore fort excursion
  • Bird-watching at Surwal Lake
  • Handicraft markets
  • Spa treatments

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

The Oberoi Vanyavilas Highlights

  • Absolute luxury minutes from India’s most famous tiger reserve
  • Sublime tented suites combining modern comfort with old-world elegance
  • A fabulous day spa offering a wide range of rejuvenating treatments
  • Go in search of the magnificent Bengal tiger and other Indian species
  • Visit historic monuments such as the Ranthambore Fort and shop for local handicrafts

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Why India Wildlife Reserves Safaris & Tours: India’s wildlife reserves are a haven for many remarkable and endangered creatures like tiger, rhino, leopard and sloth bear. A wildlife safari combines beautifully with India’s cultural highlights.

When to Go:
Bandhavgarh National Park:
Feb – May is the best time for gameviewing; the park is closed from early Jul to end Oct.
Corbett National Park: The best time for tiger viewing is the dry months of Apr – mid Jun, when wildlife come out in search of water. The best birdwatching is between Dec – Feb.
Ranthambhore National Park: The best time to go is in winter (Dec – Feb) and Mar/Apr. The park is closed during the monsoon; it reopens on 1 Oct.
Kanha National Park: Best time to visit is Mar – Jun. Park closed during monsoon from beginning Jul – Oct. Also closed midday to give respite to wildlife.
Kaziranga National Park: Best visited from mid-November to early April. The low-lying grasslands are flooded during the monsoon. During the floods, the animals migrate to higher, drier ground.
Periyar and Nagarhole National Parks: The best time to go is in the cool dry months (Oct- Feb) and during the hotter months of Mar/Apr for elephant viewing. The park is open during the monsoon period (June – Sep); but it is not the best season for spotting game.

Combine With: Safaris to India’s wildlife reserves are usually part of a general sightseeing itinerary which include India’s many cultural and historic attractions. They can also be combined with the wildlife parks of neighouring Nepal, Bhutan or Sri Lanka.

Getting There: The national parks of northern India can be accessed from major cities such as Delhi, Jaipur and Guwahati (Kaziranga). In South India, Periyar and Nagarhole/Kabini can be reached from Kochi, usually as part of an overland itinerary.

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