A ROAR AWAY FROM THE FOREST
The thought of an encounter with the Royal Bengal Tiger is ample for a rush of adrenalin. Imagine being in its vicinity for the whole time you’re in Ranthambore. Located only a stroll away from the gate of one of the most renowned forests of north India, the Oberoi Vanyavilas has a lot to its credit. The luxury jungle retreat takes after the royal heritage of Ranthambore. This was the erstwhile hunting ground of the Maharajas of Rajasthan. Later, under the Project Tiger, the national park became a leading forest for conservation efforts. Royal vestiges can be seen at the hotel – in its décor, interiors, luxurious amenities but more than anything else, in its overall ambience.
Indian and continental cuisine, a high-end spa, nature trails and a jungle safari with knowledgeable naturalists are only some of the highlights. Despite being in the middle of superlative luxury, one can’t help be charmed by the natural environs. The Oberoi Vanyavilas strikes the balance between an au naturel experience and a well equipped one extremely well. Luxury tents with ensuite bathrooms are testimony to this balance. Inspired by the regal caravans, the tents are decorated with rugs, four-poster beds, writing tables, cupboards and more.
Having crafted the perfect rooms, other amenities are not far behind. One can sign up for spa treatments, bonfire nights with local entertainment and drives into the jungle.