If you don't want to spend too much on Oberoi Vanyavilas or Aman-i-khas, go and try Khem Villas at Ranthambhore. A highly personalized service, great food (veg only), above average material comforts and a great location at the edge of the tiger reserve - all for a fraction of what Oberoi or Aman resorts will charge you. I found Khem Villas to be the best Value-For-Money option in Ranthambhore. The stay here will give you a feel of a home-stay with resort-like comfort with the promoters Usha and her husband taking care of each guest personally. The overall service level at this resort is top-notch, similar to what you can expect from any 5* luxury resort in Asia.
What I liked most about Khem Villas is their approach to wowing guests with service innovations. Like wrapping a hotbag in the blanket for the safari anticipating that it may be chilling in the morning inside the park in winter. Similarly, providing hotbags in the bed for a little added comfort or offering you cold towel and juice after you come back from safari make you feel that they do care for your needs.
This resort has taken some inspirations from south african wildlife lodges in delivering the total wildlife experience - like having a wildlife viewing deck where they serve evening drinks. This is where you get to socialize with other guests and get to know interesting facts and stories about Ranthambhore and its tigers.
I rate Khem Villas among the top three wildlife lodges that I have stayed at any national park in India. Highly recommended !!
- 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