Vanyavilas Hotel

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Nov 132009

The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambhore

Vanyavilas HotelThe Oberoi Vanyavilas overview:

Nestling in the natural beauty of the wilds, The Oberoi Vanyavilas is India’s leading luxury jungle resort on the edge of the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve.

The perfect base from which to explore the territory of the majestic tiger. Tiger sightings are most frequent during the months of May and June. While it is warm during the day, mornings and evenings are pleasant.

The resort setting is picture-perfect with a dramatic watercourse and sun-kissed private decks. The luxury tents with finely embroidered canopies, luxurious bathrooms and private walled gardens are in perfect contrast to the ruggedness of the jungle.

Access to the resort:

By rail
Sawai Madhopur is on the main rail line between Delhi and Mumbai and is also well connected to Jaipur. There are regular super fast trains like Jan Shatabdi, Rajdhani between these destinations. The travel time from Sawai Madhopur to Jaipur is approximately two hours and thirty minutes, to Delhi is 5 hours and to Mumbai is around fifteen hours.

By air
You now have the option of hiring a private air charter with the Oberoi Aviation and flying directly to Ranthambhore from Delhi or Jaipur. For details please Click Here.

By road

* Jaipur to Vanyavilas – 3.5 hours
* Agra to Vanyavilas – 6 hours
* New Delhi to Vanyavilas, via Jaipur – 8 hours (approximately)


As The Oberoi Vanyavilas aims to provide a highly personalised service, guests may choose to dine wherever they wish. The highly attentive Oberoi staff does its utmost to meet guests every need and request.

Library Bar
Offering an excellent selection of fine spirits, cigars and books on wildlife and is just the place to relax and exchange jungle stories.

The Poolbar has a special poolside snack menu. It specialises in the service of beverages and special sorbets out of the pool bar pantry.

The Dining Room and the Inner Courtyard


There is no business centre at Vanyavilas. There is however a multipurpose meeting room fully equipped with multimedia and 21st century audio-visual presentation facilities. All equipments are available to guests free of charge. Any extra equipment required will be hired from Jaipur and charged at cost. The room seats 35-50 people depending upon the seating arrangement.

Every luxury tent at Vanyavilas has a work desk with international direct dialling facility. There is also Internet facility in all luxury tents through Wi Fi along with a dedicated internet desk at the lobby.

The resort can be reached by road or rail. The nearest airport is Jaipur (180 kms). The nearest railway station is Sawai Madhopur (5kms) on the main line between Delhi and Mumbai.

Guests can be received at Sawai Madhopur (complimentary) or at the Jaipur airport by air-conditioned chauffeur driven limousine.


* LCD Projector
* Multi-media Projector
* Slide Projector
* Overhead Projector
* Television
* Videocassette Recorder
* Laser Pointer
* Pana Board
* Flipchart Board


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Sher Bagh

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Nov 132009

Sher Bagh, Ranthambhore

Sher BaghWelcome

Sher Bagh is the perfect place for those looking for the ultimate in authentic Indian jungle camps. The tents, each with their own little verandah, are arranged in a semi-circle around a garden and tented pavilion, in keeping with their surroundings.

The spacious, airy main lodge has a sitting area and an excellent library-bar on the upper level, ideal for a beer or bloody-mary between jungle drives.


The food at Sher Bagh is delicious, cooked using freshly picked produce from the camp’s organic vegetable garden. A hearty breakfast of eggs and bacon, or fresh fruit, yogurt and muesli – and of course, the freshly baked bread and home-made marmalade – awaits you after your morning game drive. A quick, light and usually Italian lunch before you set off again and a traditional Indian dinner, on thaalis in the flickering glow of candles and mashaals, after drinks around the campfire. You can also dine, al-fresco, around the fire which is a unique experience at Sher Bagh.

Safaris & Excursions:

The Sawai Madhopur Sanctuary, part of the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve and contiguous with the National Park has just been opened to visitors. It is a half-hour drive from Sher Bagh, through the town of Sawai Madhopur. We can organize a full-day excursion with picnic lunch or a half-day excursion with tea and sundowners. Great viewing of the shy Indian Gazelle (Chinkara), Bluebull (Nilgai), the big cats and other bird and animal life.

The magnificent 8th century Ranthambhore Fort is situated within the National Park. It is one of India’s largest with a circumference of eight kilometers and was among the most strategic forts in Hindustan during the Mughal period. It has Mughal and Rajput palaces, mosques and temples including an important one dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the Elephant God. Ideal for a half day excursion, exploring the monuments and the Jungle within the Fort. We can, of course, organise a little picnic!

The old city of Sawai Madhopur, is known for its silver jewelry, various objects made from khus (vetiver) grass, indigenous perfumes and other local craft. It also has some old temples and is worth a visit.

We organize a full day’s horse safari, outside the reserve, with a picnic brunch, and or sundowners, on prior booking. You have a good chance to spot birds, smaller mammals and maybe the occasional herd of Indian antelope. A great way to explore rural Rajasthan.

Surwal Lake. A good place to see migratory duck, geese and other birds during the winter season.

Special Events:

Sher Bagh is a unique place to celebrate a special occasion. Do contact us with a brief and we would be delighted to create a memorable event, tailor-made to suit you.


Sher Bagh
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Khem Villas

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Nov 132009

Khem Villas, Ranthambhore

Khem_villasAbout Us:

Khem Villas is established on land that Goverdhan purchased in 1989 and converted into a wilderness area planting indigenous trees and creating open grasslands and small water bodies, spread over an area of 10 acres it has become a habitat in itself. It is common to see jackals, jungle cats, hyenas, desert fox, hares etc. within the camp grasslands. As it is close to the park one can sometimes see pug-marks of leopards, tiger and bears that have passed by and sometimes if one is lucky one may even get to see them near the camp. The different habitats within the property have created a bird watchers paradise. Guests view all kinds of birds from the flocks of White Throats among the grasslands to the Sparrow hawks hovering in the sky, the Black Winged Kites in the trees and the Moore Hen near the water hole.  The peace and tranquillity offered at camp is unlike that of any other place in Ranthambhore.

Accommodation is divided into three categories and designed keeping in mind that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication; great pains have been taken to use locally sourced materials and skills. The camp is designed to provide an authentic experience that is unfussy, functional yet special.



These are stand-alone cottages with a total private area of 40 X 40 feet. This includes a spacious and comfortable bedroom, large bathroom, an open to sky private plunge pool with an outdoor shower. Also included in this space is a large private courtyard and veranda. The bedroom is air-conditioned with a large glass doors overlooking beautiful undisturbed vistas that could be a water body or a dense jungle.


These are erected on a wooden platform on a steel frame with all the modern amenities. The bathrooms are minimalist using simple natural materials like bamboo and wood to give a rustic charm without compromising on comfort and functionality.


The main building provides four bedrooms that are self contained and can be used as individual rooms or can provide the option for a small group to hire the entire portion as a private space to be enjoyed together. All the rooms are air-conditioned spacious with en suite bathrooms. The upstairs rooms have large bay windows from which you can enjoy view along with the multitude of sounds of nature.



Hand picked Nature guides personally trained by Fateh and Goverdhan will provide the guests with a deeply informative and enriching experience of the Jungle.


Every night in winter around the campfire by the lake guests will be enthralled by Govardhan’s stories from his experience of over 35 years in the jungle. Usha will entertain the guests with her easy charm and excellent food.


The guests will have a choice of having a selection of alcoholic beverages and cocktails either in air-conditioned comfort in the cosy bar or outside in the natural surroundings.


The camp is surrounded by nearly 12 acres of forest having water bodies, grasslands and thick fores cover all of which provide ideal walking grounds for the visitors with a track of nearly 3 kms. Nature guides will show them the various birds and even jackals, desert foxes and hares during their walks.


There is a small plunge pool filled with fresh water to cool of during the heat of the day.


Khem Villas, is a Jungle Camp on the outskirts of Ranthambhore. Ranthambhore is situated 13 kms from the District Headquarter of Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan, INDIA.

Nearest Airport: Jaipur (200kms)
Nearest Railway Station: Sawai Madhopur – 13kms from the camp

The town of Sawai Madhopur is very well connected by trains specially from Delhi and Jaipur. It takes approx. 4 hours by train from Delhi and 2 hours from Jaipur. Station pickup from Sawai Madhopur Railway Station is provided free by the hotel.

Sawai Madhopur is approximately 4 hours by road from Jaipur and 8 hours from Delhi.


Khem Villas
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Nov 132009

Aman-I-Khas Resort, Ranthambore

Aman-I-Khas ResortWelcome

Aman-I-Khas ResortThe peace that passeth understanding. Set amidst the rugged Aravallis outside Ranthambhore National Park, Aman-i-Khas is in its brisk, second season now. You will arrive at sundown, and the retreat emerges gently from the shadows. At the camp’s center, the evening plays itself out over drinks around a humongous uruli, in which a cheery log fire burns. You will be led to your tent.


The first impression is of sheer space. As tents go, this is huge, set on a raised concrete plinth measuring 12m x 12m. The covered area totals 108 square meters- the size of a small apartment. The layout of Tent’s is simplicity itself, though it has taken the genius of jean-Michel Gathy to conceive it. The entry is through a screened area that contains a dining table with chairs and an armchair. Beyond lies an oversized daybed at the tent’s center, the canopy soaring to a whopping six meters. A soothing coffee and cream scheme runs through the accommodation.

Three sections, for sleeping, bathing and dressing, lead off from the center, separated by cotton drapes. The tent is well outfitted yet uncluttered. The furniture, all cowhide and teak, is minimal and minimalist, purportedly mimicking traveling camps of an earlier time. Indeed it claims to emulate a rich ‘MUGHAL’ style, though it’s doubtful the sultans ever had it so good. The biting cold, for one, has left behind. Central heating takes care of that (the tents are cooled in summer).

The sprawling camp reveals itself. There are 13 tents, 10 for guests, and a tent each for lounging, spa treatments and dining. The accent is clearly on an enhanced experience, rather than volumes. Aman-i-Khas does not scream style, and the tents blend seamlessly with the grassland setting. All this makes it incredibly stylish, of course. A path through the brush leads to a man-made reservoir where birds and deer may be viewed. The tents are the genuine articles, made with thick, water-proof canvas. Only the base and steel frame are permanent. In the blistering summers, the rest is packed away. So you can pretend you’re camping, without compromising on comfort.

Dining Facilities:

The service is discreet, warm and (surprisingly) informal. Indian fare and variety of Continental dishes are on offer. The food, when it arrives, looks deceptively simple. It’s delicious. Much of the vegetable produce is sourced from an organic garden on the property itself, especially exotic herbs and salad leaves.

Aman-i-Khas is Aman Resorts’ first venture in the subcontinent. With properties in exotic locations the world over, Aman Resorts, the baby of legendary hotelier Adrian Zecha, caters to the high-high end segment of travelers.

“There are people with a shared lifestyle the world over….they have one thing in common, something that brings them to Aman Resorts. That ‘lifestyle’ is about shared values, a lust for faraway cultures, for the world around that excites, shapes and nourishes. It is an appetite for pampering and a deep appreciation of the creative and elegant.”

Health and Leisure Activities:

The Aman-i-Khas experience at Ranthambore is set around viewing wildlife. Twice a day, safaris take guests into the park, its open scrub vegetation especially conducive to tiger sightings. Alternatively, one may stay put and soak in the tranquil environs. By day the tent takes on life all its own. ‘Windows’ are opened and closed, screens turned up, then down. There is candlelight by evening, and at night a hot-water bottle and electric blanket are thoughtfully tucked under the bed.

Walk to the nearby village and the disparity is glaring. No need to feel guilty though. Aman-i-Khas does its bit for the community. Support to the local hospital apart, local talent has been roped in at all rungs of management, and many have been taught English and trained from scratch. And they’re doing a great job.

Aman-i-Khas is a lifestyle statement, and guests are happy to partake of the privilege. The arrangement of materials lends a sense of drama to the experience. There is an aura about the place. This will sound cheesy, but maybe it’s also about simple, priceless luxuries – space, repose, the soothing embrace of the wild. Peace.

How to Reach Aman-i-Khas:

The closest airport is Jaipur (3hrs). From Delhi, it’s best to take the train, as state roads are nothing to write home about. Sawai Madhopur is the closest railhead. Your fastest option is the August Kranti Rajdhani. The camp is 20 minutes drive from the station.


Aman-I-Khas Resort
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Nov 132009

Castle Jhoomar Baori, Ranthambhore

Castle Jhoomar BaoriHotel Description :

Hotel Castle Jhoomar Baori, a unit of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC), is located near the bus stand. The hotel is located nearly 4 km. in the north east of Ranthambhore National Park in Sawai Madhopur district. The hotel offers panoramic views of the green feathers of hills.

Accommodation at Hotel Castle Jhoomar Baori, Ranthambore :

Castle Jhoomar Baori Hotel offers 12 comfortable rooms. All the rooms in the hotel are spacious and well maintained. The rooms in the hotel are provided with facilities like attached bathrooms, hot & cold running water, direct dial phones, cable- television and round the clock room service.

Amenities & Services at Hotel Castle Jhoomar Baori, Ranthambhore :

Travel desk, laundry, attach bath with hot and cold water, money changer, doctor on call, direct dialing telephone, 24 hours room service, television, car rental, fax, free newspaper.

Restaurant & Bar:

Restaurant: Restaurant of hotel Castle Jhoomar Baori offers Rajasthani, Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisines.

Bar: Serving Indian, Rajasthani Liquor & Wine.

Room Facilities:

Attached Bathroom with Running Hot & Cold Water


Castle Jhoomar Baori
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Nov 132009

Sawai Madhopur lodge,  Ranthambhore


Rooms & Suites

All guestrooms and suites embody rustic style and comfort.

Superior Rooms
The spacious, rustic and elegantly designed superior rooms overlooks lush garden and have four fixture bathroom.

Luxury rooms
The room has almost 400 Sq feet of area with a large bed, a small seating area and stylish bathroom with granite flooring , spacious accommodation offering modern day living comfort. These rooms have a predominantly contemporary character with hues of traditional style.

Junior Suites with Private sitout
Newly renovated Suites with a living room, spacious bathroom with bath tub and a shower cubicle. The bedroom opens into a private courtyard. These suites are in an exclusive block at the hotel.

Deluxe Suite
Rich in history, these spacious rooms are part of the original 1930-1935 accommodation, used by the Maharaja of Jaipur and his personal guests. In fact, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip once stayed in these suites on their visit to Sawai Madhopur. These rooms come with a private terrace overlooking the Front Lawns.

Located amidst 12 acres of lush gardens, this 70-year-old hunting lodge exudes a rustic, earthy charm and an air of history. The lodge is a 20-minute drive from the Ranthambore National Park, which is famous for its tiger population.

Facilities & Services:

Guests can look forward to well appointed and refurbished 36 rooms including 6 Suites with a private courtyard and 2 Deluxe Suites overlooking the Front Lawns. All guest rooms and suites embody rustic style and comfort.

Hotel Business Services include:

Business Center offering fax, email, Internet, and photocopying

Hotel Leisure and Other Services include:

Airport transfer (At extra cost)
Astrologer (On call)
Beauty Parlor Services on Request
Car rentals
Currency exchange
Doctor (On call)
Jungle Safari Tours (only available through online booking at
Laundry services
Luggage storage
Postal/ Parcel services
Room service (Ltd Hrs)
Travel Desk

Meeting Rooms & Banquet Facilities include:

When available, the dining room can be used for meetings for up to 30 persons in a U-shaped seating arrangement or 50 persons auditorium-style. Theme parties for 50 to 250 persons can be arranged on the lawns.


Food and Wine:

From casual, all-day eateries to formal, fine dining, guests can look forward to a wide selection of delectable dishes and refreshing drinks.

At Taj, we offer a distinctive dining experience, one that explores the nuances of the finest Indian and international cuisines, serving traditional and contemporary favourites.

» Dining Room:

Delectable Indian and Continental dishes are the specialty at this lively dining room.
Attire: Casual

» Neem Terrace:

Offering an open-air dining experience, at Neem Terrace, guests can enjoy bon fire in the evenings with live folk dance / puppet show or a talk and slide show presentation by a Naturalist.
Attire: Casual


Sawai Madhopur Lodge
Mail :
Mobile: +91.7737074886, 9829436491

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