Within the heart of Ranthambore, This Heritage Is A Hidden Heaven In The Forest

Our love for travel this time took us to the place where the suburbs met with the beauty of culture in the roars of tigers. Visiting a place namely Vivanta By Taj – Sawai Madhopur Lodge became more assorted within the beautiful season of monsoon.

Sawai Madhopur Lodge, a property under the supervision of Taj Group, is located in the scenic zone of Ranthambore Forest. And, a trip to this place was truly unforgettable as per our experience.

Meeting with management person and having the sip of aromatic coffee in the peaceful garden area of the lodge, we got to know in the conversation that it is the only heritage property in the region of Sawai Madhopur.

About Vivanta By Taj – Sawai Madhopur Lodge

Earlier, this destination hotel used to be the hunting lodge of a royal family of Jaipur where the original set-up was done by building the tents on a temporary basis for the number of guests of the noble family. The place was for the keen purpose of outing and having a relaxing time. And, when the guests and Royal family used to get back to Jaipur, the tent set-up was dismantled in unfavourable seasons.

With the passage of time, the property went under making permanent structures using the lime and stones by giving it a feel of villa assembling the glimpse of Spanish architecture with ancient importance.

Built in 1930, this heritage lodge is almost 86 years old and has been host to many guests from U.K., U.S.A., and other countries as well.

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Experience true grandeur and a palpable sense of history

Design & Geographical Essence

Spread over 12 acres of land, Vivanta By Taj – Sawai Madhopur Lodge has rooms at their front zone with the different facilities. With the grand entrance and lavish style reception, warm greeting with a welcome drink can surprise you with a Wi-Fi service on a complimentary basis, if you are going to stay and be an in-house guest of their authentic hospitality.

Apart from this, rooms are frequently divided to catch pleasant sight every time.

Over the location, the rooms are parted into Superior Charm, Deluxe Allure Suits, and Premium Temptation Suite out of which two are antiquated rooms, which were used by Rajmata Gayatri Devi and Maharaja Sawai Mansingh of Jaipur. The interiors and lateral views of all the rooms are different, and guests are privileged with the amenities on their stay.

While clenching every view of Vivanta By Taj, folding back to the time when other hotel and resorts were not present here; it is remarkable that property actually resided in the mid of forest. And, there are various hunting expeditions, which took place during the bygone era and one can witness the same by the stuffed trophies placed within the property. Also, Sawai Madhopur Lodge has impressions of hunting in the forms of real tiger’s skin, pictures, and other antique décors.

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Luxury in each detail of Premium Temptation Suite

Dining, Bar, and Food Surprises

Enjoying delicacies of the local zones is something irresistible with the best of cuisines to choose from. This is the part that arouses craving to know more about the speciality of Vivanta By Taj. A Serving of Veg and Non-Veg dishes with the inclusions of both typical Rajasthani food and continental on a plate looks even more tempting in this place.

The property has no in-room timing, so guests have the advantage to enjoy the unique dining experience of Barbeque and buffets, which presents expertise of their chef in sumptuous meals that are laid out in Maharaja Style. And, while savouring excellent Indian and Continental cuisine, you can relish the bar side as well. There is also another dining area covered on terrace side for candlelight dinners.

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Meal in this Romantic setup is a perfect Surprise for your loved one

Recreational Activities and Attractions

Introductions with recreational activities like cycling, swimming pool, spa in the left origin, a mini health club, pool table, carom board, and badminton to play along or enjoy other stuff with companions won’t leave any individual in boredom.

Within ten zones of the park, there is a small area for kids to play on this property. For keeping enjoyment intact, Magic Show is organised in the evening.

Fetching up to more excitement and joy, every evening, a talk show by naturalist explaining about Ranthambore through the slide show. And, to relive the culture music is entertained by folk singers called on an alternate basis.

Apart from recreational acts, the main attraction is Ranthambore National Park, which is famous for its Tigers and Ranthambore Fort.

The National Park is divided into 10 zones starting 1 to 5 as core areas and 6 to 10 as a buffer zone. Forest department on their online portal does the safari bookings. The Park is open round the year beside the monsoon when the zone 1 to 5 is closed however 6 to 10 is open for safari.

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A unique fusion of serenity and privacy


Reaching Sawai Madhopur Lodge:

If you are coming from Udaipur, you might take around 7 hours drive and from Delhi around 7 h and 32 min drive to be here. And, from Jaipur, it can take around 3 hours 44 min drive, approximately 180 km to reach the exact location.

Best Time to Visit:

For making your vacations simply amazing, the best time to visit this heritage hotel is in the month of October to April. And, if you are in love with off-seasons, then May to September time is more suitable.

During this period, depending on weather conditions, there might be the only access to major attractions facilitated in Vivanta By Taj at Ranthambore.

Recommended For:

It’s all about peace and nature lovers. Vivanta by Taj – Sawai Madhopur Lodge has a concept maintained for the people who seek for quite time in luxurious privacy. Tucked in the mid of Ranthambore, this is truly meant for forest lovers.

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Shoot a game the right way! And this frame says it all- A perfect weekend vibe, isn’t it?


Ranthambore National Park Road, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan 322001

So folks! You can plan your vacations and be wanderlust of culture with a contemporary touch in the outskirts of Jaipur. And, if you are lucky enough there are chances you might get encountered with Royal family too that can make your visit more happening. 

For more details, you can reach them on https://vivanta.tajhotels.com/en-in/sawai-madhopur-ranthambore/

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