Choosing a Ranthambore hotel can be difficult. There are all kinds of properties in the area, ranging from resorts with luxury tents, to wilderness retreats and farm stays. This article reveals five of the best accommodations for all budgets.
If you're looking for the luxury of a resort, you'll be very satisfied at the Oberoi Vanyavilas. It's even been voted as the best hotel in the world. Opulent tents with finely embroidered canopies, indulgent bathrooms, and private walled gardens are a real delight. Expect to pay around $450 upwards per night for a double room, including tax.
2. Khem Villas
Khem Villas is undoubtedly the most popular place to stay near Ranthambore National Park. It calls itself a luxury jungle camp, and it's perfect for a romantic getaway. This stylish but unpretentious property has been lovingly created in a wilderness area by the owner, a keen tiger conservationist, on the outskirts of the park. Nature walks, village and jungle trips, and nighttime campfires are some of the highlights you'll be able to enjoy there. There are three types of accommodations. Rooms in the main building cost 9,500 rupees ($210) per night for a double, tents 14,000 rupees ($310), and cottages 17,000 rupees ($380). Rates include meals and tax.
Ranthambore Bagh provides luxury tented accommodations without the hefty rates of some of the other tented resorts around Ranthambore National Park. There are 12 tents in total, along with rooms in the main building. This hotel has a homely feel, with substantial library, lush garden, plenty of birds, and dinners around a camp fire. Safaris are expertly organized. Expect to pay around 6,000 rupees ($110) per night for a double tent. Rooms cost slightly less.
If you're visiting Ranthambore National Park on a budget, Hotel Sanctuary Resort is a popular option. The hotel is conveniently located close to the park, has simple but spacious clean rooms, tasty food, fabulous staff, and a swimming pool -- all you need, really! Room rates start from 2,000 rupees ($35) per night.