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
The stay in June was perfect. The property and the room are beautiful, extremely comfortable, the food is delicious. The most important is the friendliness and the perfectionism of the team. How wonderful to be a friend in such a beautiful place where each member is looking after every guest in the most smart attitude. Thank you for making me discover such an a wonderful place!
The stay with Vivanta sawai madhopur was excellent,w went for family vacation in the month of June, the overall ambience of reception, the rooms, the dining area was very comfortable and friendly, staff was very cooperative and friendly, especially Mr Praveen, Mr Ramkishan,Mr Deepak were very friendly, they made sure that all our needs are taken care of,MrPraveen has knowledge of all the wildlife around sawai madhopur you must interact with him if you visit Vivanta
Our stay here was an absolute delight even in the peak of summer. The hotel staff went out of their way to make us comfortable and there are enough activities to keep you busy when you are back in hotel after the safaris.
First things first. Thank you Mr. Robin for your help right from the start, whether it was for arranging for our airport transfers, safaris or the help extended during our stay.
The property is beautiful with ample options to keep kids engaged...library, indoor games, TT, badminton, swimming pool, park...and cycles.
Loved the food too! Every dish we ordered or tried out in the buffet was delicious, especially the local cuisine.
The super courteous and perceptive staff made a vacation memorable even in over 45 degrees Celsius!
and yes, we did spot a leopard and a tigress :)
A mindblowing property to explore nature at its best..Warm hearted hospitality as TAJ is known for. Excellent services provided by Mr Gajendra Singh and team ,also by Mr Narendra Rathore and team.
Looking forward to visit this place again,recommended to every nature and wild life lover.