Vivanta by Taj – Sawai Madhopur Lodge
What We Love
- The property occupies the maharaja of Rajasthan's former hunting grounds
- It's a 20-minute drive to Ranthambore National Park
- Firepits throughout the 12-acre property provide post-safari respite
- Poolside hammocks are perfect for late afternoon naps
What To Know
- Free WiFi for up to two devices
- Guests can play cricket and badminton on-site
- Be mindful of monsoon season (July through September), when heavy rains can close sections of Ranthambore National Park
- The on-site fitness center closes at 7 p.m.; schedule workouts accordingly
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
More than 80 years ago the maharaja of Rajasthan would pitch tents on these grounds before setting off to hunt. Today 24 guestrooms and 12 suites have replaced the royal campground, while the original 1930s lodge contains the Dining Room and the Tiger Bar, a dark wood–paneled watering hole decorated with mounted tiger heads and hunting trophies. The airy guestrooms — outfitted with bold animal print linens and hardwood furnishings — are a minimum of 350 square feet, and some suites include private courtyards with firepits. All come with ayurevedic toiletries by Forest Essentials, fully stocked minibars and cotton robes. Sip sunset cocktails and feast on barbecue on the lantern-lit Neem Terrace, laze away a steamy afternoon in a hammock by the outdoor pool, indulge in a treatment using ancient Indian techniques at the spa, or set up a private hilltop dinner for two beneath the night sky.
In the Area
Crowds line up to spot Bengal tigers at Ranthambore National Park; the former royal hunting grounds contain 61 of the increasingly endangered animals. Ask a concierge to set up a jungle safari to spot the big cats, as well as leopards, striped hyenas and some 272 species of bird. Don’t miss a hike to Ranthambore Fort, a crumbling hilltop fortress and UNESCO World Heritage Site built in AD 944. On lucky days you can see the big cats from the top of the hill.
How to Get There
Very kind and welcoming staff. The rooms are huge and each have two bathrooms. Designed for families. Always someone backing fresh bread and cooking food to order for you. Good access to tiger viewing. They took good care of us. Special dinners put on in magical settings. A perfect stay
I wanted to thank all the staff, especially F&B Manager Narendra Singh for the lovely birthday celebration. The food was top notch, the qawwli singers made me cry..truly a magical experience. Highly recommend the Rajasthani Laal maas!
self and wife stayed for three nights at the lodge from 11oct19 to 14 oct 19.this was a leisure trip.
the feeling of we being a royalty started as we entered the gates of the hunting lodge .the persons at the reception mr robinson and nityanand were very good . the check in was a breeze .
the rooms spacious and beds very comfortable . in the evening food was very good and better teh that was the service given by deepak who was par excellence and ensured that we felt like royalty.
there is not one department that one can default . it is really value for money . just to give my background a retired armed forces fighter pilot and a airline commander this is the BEST PLACE to stay in ranthambore . value for money as well