We had a fabulous two-night stay at Khem Villas and in everything, service was fabulous with a really personal touch offered from all the staff: right down to remembering our email conversation a couple of months before.
Food as many people have commented is vegetarian, so people familiar with Indian food in Europe and the US might be surprised by what is served, but we thought it was very tasty and were very happy with it. Alcohol is expensive, much like everywhere else in India, though not more than average, so drinkers will find that they'll be on the beer rather than wine.
Our villa was superbly placed overlooking a pond and we were offered the choice between a couple of different types of villas depending upon whether we wanted full shade nearer the restaurant or a more open patio. The villa was not overlooked and completely quiet and had the comfort of a bed in a 5-star hotel. The bathroom could be a bit more plush, but was spotless nevertheless.
Safaris are very hit-and-miss and we spotted tigers on only one of three safaris (in the ever popular zone 4) though in that one case, we had a tigress pass within a couple of metres of our jeep. But even when we didn't see tigers, we did get a brief glimpse of a leopard and there was plenty of other wildlife to see.
- 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