We arrived at dusk after a long bumpy ride from Agra. To our amazement, we were met by about half a dozen people waiting for us. We were warmly greeted by the owner, the manager and staff who presented us cool drinks, dots on our heads and refresher towels. Wow, could it get any better?! After check in we joined Mr & Mrs Rathore around the fireplace for drinks and nibblies and very easy chit chat. This is a beautifully designed and decorated, magnificent eco-friendly, vegetarian resort which is set on the edge of the safari park. You feel as if you've been transported back to the old days of the Colonial British Raj. We are not vegetarians (but we could change) with the wonderful food served at all meals. There's a nice mix of Indian and western food. Service was second to none and the general manager Firoz Khan was extremely attentive. As we were leaving for our first morning safari at 6am, we were awoken at 5am with a nice warm cup of tea. Ready for our safari, we were presented with a breakfast snack of sandwiches and water. It's all the little touches that make this resort a cut above the rest. Sadly we only stayed 2 nights. We came away very happy and felt thoroughly spoilt by the way we were treated.
- 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