The Oberoi Group's new luxury resort will open in September of 2001. The resort has been designed as a Jungle camp and is adjacent to the famous Ranthambhor Tiger Reserve. Despite the fact that the tiger is elusive, the sightings in the Reserve are very frequent. President Clinton, on his recent visit to India, had two sightings in a few hours. Vanyavilas will be the first luxury jungle camp in India. The accommodation will consist of 25 luxury air-conditioned tents which are located discreetly on the site to ensure maximum privacy. The Site presently has many trees and extensive natural flora. The total area of the resort is 20 acres. Only 5% of the land area is being built upon so that the natural beauty of the site is maintained. The tents will have large well-appointed marble bathrooms, free standing bathtubs, separate shower stalls and double vaniy counters.
It is fortunate that Mr. Fateh Singh resides very near the resort. Mr. Fateh Singh is a well known conservationist and naturalist and was formally the chief conservationist of the Reserve. Mr. Fateh Singh will show films and lecture guests every evening. The Reserve is recognized for its variety of wildlife. The wildlife includes tigers, leopards, crocodiles, a variety of deer, bear and other similar animals. The park has a number of water bodies which attract a variety of migratory birds. The resort can be accessed by road from Delhi and the approximate travel time from Delhi is 8 hours. There are direct roads and rail links from Jaipur to the park and the travel time by road and rail is 2 and half hours and 3 hours respectively.