Ranthambore Wildlife Resorts
Vanya Vilas Palace
This Oberoi Groups` luxury spa
resort, located adjacent to the famous Ranthambhor Tiger Reserve, is the first
luxury jungle resort in India. The Resort consists of luxury air conditioned
tents, located discretely so as to ensure maximum privacy. The tents, restaurants,
bar, etc., occupy only 5% of the Site, thus maintaining its natural beauty.
The Ranthambore Tiger Reserve has a large variety of Flora & Fauna. President
Bill Clinton, during his visit to India in March 2000, saw two tigers at Ranthambore
in a single day.
Located just 7 kms from the Park & 185 kms from Jaipur City, Ranthambore
is heaven for Wildlife & Tiger lovers. The 392 sq.km park comprises of dry
deciduous forest sprawling over the undulating terrain of the Arvalli and Vindhaan
ranges. The park is one of the finest tiger reserves in the country under the
¤ Jaipur Airport - 190 kms
¤ Sawai Madhopur Railway Station - 8 kms
¤ Delhi - 380 kms
¤ Agra - 270 kms
Some interesting places to visit in Ranthambore:
The Padam Talao is a large lake in Ranthambore National Park.
It gets its name from the lotus flowers that bloom in the lake. The Padam Talao
is a favorite watering hole of the animals of Ranthambore. Tigers, leopards,
deer, monkeys and peacocks can be seen drinking at the lakes edge. Machans or
huts on observation posts near the Padam Talo are an excellent platform from
where you can see the animals in Ranthambore National Park. The hunting lodge
called Jogi Mahal is situated on the banks of the Padam Talao.
The second of the three lakes in Ranthambore in size, the
Rajbagh Talao has ruins that extend to the edge of the lake. The lake is often
ringed with animals drinking from its banks. The water plants in the lake provide
the swamp deer or Sambhar with vegetation to graze on. Cattle egrets often accompany
the Sambhar feed on insects and frogs displaced by the Sambhars movement through
the water. Tigers can often be seen near the Rajbagh Talao.
The Malik Talao is the littlest in surface area of the three
lakes in Ranthambore National Park. It is best known for its many species of
birds seen on its banks and within the lake. Kingfishers, egrets, herons, ibis,
storks and cranes can be seen around the Malik Talao. Watch out for the crocodiles
in the Malik Talao.
Ranthambore Fort in Ranthambore National Park is a
historic monument. Unlike most other monuments in India there is no entry fee
and touts or guides near the fort won’t bother you. Constructed by the Chauhans,
its actual builder is uncertain. The Ranthambore Fort is mentioned in a ballad
called the Hamirraso which details the life of Raja Hamir Deva who was crowned
King in 1283 A.D.
Raj Bagh Ruins:
The Raj Bagh Ruins are situated between the Raj Bagh
Talao and the Padam Talao. The ruins of a palace these structures consist of
broken down rooms and outhouses, with arches, partly standing walls and domes.
The majestic tigers of Ranthambore can be seen relaxing in the shade of these
structures in Ranthambore National Park.Other interesting places to see in Ranthambore
National Park are the Kachida Valley known for its leopard population, Lakarda
and Anantpura known for being home to sloth bears and the Bakaula region where
tigresses can be seen with their cubs emerging from the dense foliage.
Vanya Vilas Palace, Ranthambore Wildlife Resorts