We just stayed this past week in a cottage and it was a great experience.
Usha was so helpful in booking our train tickets to Jaipur and safaris in advance. I would recommend only going via a jeep and not in one of the 16 seater buses.
Our cottage looked out onto the land preserve witha balcony and large chairs and was perfect for bird watching and just having a chai masala and reading.
Our bed was extremely comfortable with a bathroom and rain shower along with luxury amenities.
We also had an outside bathtub with sun loungers which was lit by candlelight @ night. Very romantic!
We also had a sunlit area with a comfortable place to take a nap.
The hotel has spa services and a small plunge pool. Our only complaint is that it wasn't kept very clean!
The meals were excellent and buffet style. Before dinner we sat at the bar area and enjoyed speaking to other guests re their safaris and enjoyed kingfishers while they served us canapes before dinner.
We ended up seeing two tigers on one safari so we were very lucky.
Of all the options, I would say the property is boutique and you don't get lost at a huge hotel like the Taj.
In my opinion, it is the only way to enjoy Ranthambore.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Khem Villas is a small wilderness camp located on the edge of Ranthambhore National Park created on 25 Acres of reclaimed barren land that offers small lakes, open grassland and thick forest areas. All of which combines to offer an unparalleled wilderness experience that is tranquil with nature trails and sit outs from where visitors can view a wide variety of birds and animals. The camp is run by Dr. Goverdhan and Usha Rathore. Goverdhan is the son of Fateh who is India's leading Tiger experts and he himself is an internationally acclaimed environmental activist providing health care, education, alternate energy projects to the local community. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Khem Villas Hotel Sawai Madhopur
- Khem Villas Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan, India