Ranthambore is a rich repository of wild life and home to the majestic tiger. The rocky Aravallis and gently-sloping Vindhyas meet at the thick, rugged jungle scrub and stony ridges of Ranthambore National Park. Luxury hotels and resorts around here can definitely be a perfect base to explore the wonders of the wild and experience a perfect melange of nature and romance.
The serene surroundings, yummy cuisines, world class facilities and endearing hospitality will make your stay unforgettable. Open from October to June, as it is the best season for wildlife spotting, the destination is worth paying a visit for anyone who loves the green and the wild. Check out this list of world class resorts in and around Ranthambore.
Vivanta by Taj
“Relive the days of royal India, experiencing the thrill of the jungle.”
This place was a hunting ground for the Maharaja of Rajasthan, somewhat 80 years ago. Stretching over an area of 12 kms, this property is 3 kms away from the railway station and 100 miles away from the airport. The luxurious rooms & suites, the dining hall and the bar & lounge showcases the art deco style with an open air verandah overlooking on an expansive lawn.
Dine like a king under the canopy of stars savouring the array of authentic specialties and relax sipping on a cognac and soak in the charm. This place is laced with all modern amenities- hammocks ( to enjoy a lazy nap), bikes, pool, spa, library, croquet lawn and much more.
Price: starts from ₹ 16,000/-
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Feel a little royalty as you walk-in through the imposing gates, while rose petals shower on you from above. This place is not just for sightseeing, but it also enables you to steal plentiful of self-indulgent moments for yourself. Spreading across twenty acres of lushness, Oberoi Vanyavilas has 25 air-conditioned luxury tents with king-sized beds, hardwood floors, marble showers and a private garden for each room with peacocks strolling around.
The restaurant area has a wonderful ambiance with local folk musicians performing during candlelit dinners served by a personal butler in the verdant restaurant garden. The spa offers Oberoi signature therapies, Ayurvedic massage and holistic beauty rituals. They also arrange jungle drives to see the majestic, endangered Royal Bengal tigers at dawn or dusk.
Price: starts from ₹ 45,000/-
Surrounded by a 16th century style fortress, Nahargarh is built like a traditional Rajput hunting palace complete with a vast “Char Bagh” or a formal Mughal garden. One of the best hotels in Ranthambore to experience regalia amidst nature, the resort is thoughtfully located in peaceful surroundings for undisturbed privacy. Undoubtedly, Nahargarh is the perfect base to explore Ranthambore from the lap of luxury filled nature.
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With 80 ultra luxurious rooms fully equipped with latest gadgets of luxurious living, it offers the best-in-the-industry facilities for accommodation and dining. The multi cuisine restaurant offers lip-smacking food from a variety of local & global cuisines and scintillating drinks at the military- themed lancer’s bar.
Price: starts from ₹ 15,414
Inspired by the Safari encampments of the 1920s, Sher Bagh is a tented camp of 12 hand-stitched luxurious tents, nestled on the borders of the world–renowned Ranthambhore National Park. ‘Burra Sahib’ suite has all the comforts you could wish for on a safari; walled–in garden, Jacuzzi and open–air tree shower.
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The nourishing homegrown ingredients that are handpicked from the Sher Bagh farm, add great value to an entirely fresh gastronomical experience. Meals can be served in more secluded areas of the camp for those looking to spend a private evening under the stars which are cooked on outdoor clays. Sher Bagh Jungle Spa lies under the spread of an ancient peepal tree (religiosa indica), ensuring seclusion and privacy amidst a medley of bird songs. There is no better place than here to indulge yourself.
Price: starts from ₹ 53,000/-
Aman-i-Khás is located in a rugged brushwood forest on the edge of Ranthambore National Park. Inspired by the airy abodes of Mughal emperors, the high roof tents seem more like small luxury bungalows with every amenity surrounded by pristine vegetation. Meals can be tailored to suit individual tastes, sourced from the camp’s organic garden.
The chef takes the guests on a tour of scrumptious cuisines as the menu keeps changing based on the seasonal produce. Centered around a bubbling fountain, the spa’s two treatment rooms feature holistic therapies distilled from a millennia of experience in the healing arts. Outdoor yoga sessions are organized to revitalize your body, mind and soul.
Price: starts from ₹ 1,00,000/-
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Located adjacent to the Ranthambore national park, this place is a royal wilderness retreat. The suites are tastefully designed with luxurious rooms ranging from Royal luxury suites and Royal luxury villas; with modern amenities to ensure that your stay is comfortable and memorable.
Treat yourself with a wonderful dining experience at the Rooftop bar-be-que restaurant; enjoy the elegant cuisines and extravagant blends of the finest liquor under the open sky. Experience the spa and therapies in a setting of contemporaneous sophistication. If you are looking for a venue to get married- pick this for a royal wedding on your most auspicious day, this shall be your dream wedding destination like no other.
Price: starts from ₹ 7,804
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Nestled on the edge of the Ranthambhore National Park, this was once a barren waste land that’s now transformed into 25 Acres of small lakes, open grassland and thick forest areas. Its eight cottages and seven tents, modern adaptations of traditional dwellings are a picture of understated elegance. Each room has been designed keeping in mind that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, with an amalgamation of Rajasthani design & western amenities overlooking a lush tropical foliage.
Out of respect to nature, all the food at Khem Villas is vegetarian and fits in with the feel of the resort. The spa provides a meditative silence and is the perfect place for guests to connect with nature in body and spirit. You will spot various birds and even jackals, desert foxes and hares during strolls around the property.
Price: starts from ₹ 10,000/-
The Treehouse Anuraga resort offers 40 spacious rooms in the premier and deluxe category and four theme suites. Done up beautifully, every element of your suite is handmade. The wooden floor and the Rajasthani motifs on the ceiling lend the room a charming and inviting look.
‘Basant’- the multi-cuisine coffee shop with alfresco paintings on the ceiling and large windows overlooking the Amaltaas trees, is a perfect place to savour the delicious dishes prepared by their team of chefs. The hotel is also equipped with some top of the line recreational amenities including spa, swimming pool, outdoor play area. Spend your leisurely evenings with your loved ones in the well manicured gardens.
Not so heavy on your pocket, unlike the rest, Pugmark is an affordable blend of sheer comfortability and resplendent luxury. The 35 well-appointed air-conditioned cottage rooms are a fusion of modern architecture and inventive landscaping, with no dearth of modern amenities and services. The restaurant & bar here will never let your palate stay away from pleasure.
There are plethora of recreational amenities- swimming pool, spa, library and many more. Guests are entertained with live Rajasthani, Indian cultural performances during the evenings. Unquestionably, your stay at these guestroom will be memorable for the rest of your life.
Price: starts from ₹ 3,500/-
Ranthambore is a wildlife enthusiast and a photographer’s dream. Visit this home of wildlife to return with exciting memories.