The Oberoi Vanvyavilas reopens early this year, on September 1, 2021, after the annual monsoon closure
August 30, 2021: Set within acres of lush green gardens on the threshold of Ranthambore National Park, The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort is the perfect getaway to reconnect with the ones you love and to take some time out for yourself against the serene backdrop of nature.
Teeming with bird life, and full of blossoming trees and shrubs, the resort also offers panoramic views of the neighbouring jungles from its private observation tower. Guests can enjoy relaxing strolls through 20 acres of landscaped gardens, lakes and fountains of the resort. Located between the Aravali and the Vindhya mountain ranges in the south-eastern part of Rajasthan, the resort is the ultimate picturesque destination for adventure seekers. The resort borders on the Ranthambore National Park and Tiger Reserve, which is home of the magnificent tiger, deer, leopard and crocodile, and is just 180 kms away from the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
Inspired by the opulent caravans of the royal families, the resort has 25 spacious and elegantly appointed Luxury Tents on offer. Measuring 790 square feet each, they feature an elegantly appointed bedroom, private outdoor sitting area and an outside deck for sunbathing, while being located at a discreet distance from each other to ensure privacy of the residents. The colours and prints of the furnishings used in the tents have been inspired by the hues of the jungle, and feature king size four-poster beds, freestanding roll top baths and separate showers.
Guests can enjoy authentic Rajasthani specialities, pan-Indian and continental delicacies at the all-day dining restaurant, The Dining Room, or even private dining in the garden venues. The Dining Room has high ceilings, crowned with sparkling chandeliers. The restaurant anticipates every palate with a daily changing menu of pan-Indian, continental and Rajasthani dishes. The Bar offers comfortable space set in a classic ambience, where guests can enjoy a single malt, cognac, fine wine or an expertly mixed cocktail. The fireside is surrounded by Ranthambore’s tigresses, beautifully captured in oil paintings on the walls, where guests can sit down and enjoy one of the leather bound classics.
Some of the other experiences on offer at the resort include Jungle Drive - led by experienced professional and local naturalists. Undertaken in Oberoi 4X4s that are fitted with high quality suspension, broader tyres and cushioned seats, the cars ensure the most comfortable ride possible. With detachable roof tops, guests can also enjoy the best views of tigers in their natural park habitats, as the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is open from October to June.
The perfect romantic experience, guests can enjoy a specially handcrafted royal Rajasthani Thali with their loved one at a candlelit table on the stage of the natural amphitheatre. The mashaal fire torches, the light of the candles and the twinkling stars reflected in the lily pond make for the ideal setting for romance. Live traditional folk dance can also be arranged for.
Raising a toast to romance, guests can take in sunset views from across the jungle, atop the private observation tower, surrounded by the warm evening breeze and the sparkle of champagne mirrored by the twinkle of the stars overhead. Served alongside are handcrafted delectable canapés, made using ingredients from the resort’s organic kitchen gardens.
Keeping guest safety at its forefront, The Oberoi has always ensured that the highest standards of hygiene and safety are maintained. Partnered with Bureau Veritas, which is the world leader in testing, inspection and certification services, the resort has been recently given a Platinum Rating. All the eligible staff at the resort have been vaccinated with the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.