I stayed here with my girlfriend in early December and we agreed it was the highlight of our 3 week journey around India. We stayed in tent 8 looking out over the park itself and it was one of the more unique rooms/ accomodations we have ever come accross. The tents are like old safari tents with the mahogany floors and beautiful bathrooms, and our front porch was a spectacular place for morning/ afternoon tea looking out into the mountains of the park. The spa was beautiful and unique and the food (which is included with the price of the hotel) was some of the best we had anywhere in india. Breakfast is served continental style, and they are happy to make you additional hot dishes upon request- we frequently ate eggs with breakfast. Lunch is sit down and was a mix of european and indian style cuisine, and dinner was indian cuisine with a diverse group of spicy and non-spicy vegetarian food served buffet style. There are evening cocktails every night, which are served starting around 5pm around a camp fire which continues all night. The nature walks around the large property are fantastic (and included in the price), and the guides which they will supply you with to go to the fort or downtown are great. Service and personal attention to your needs are spectucular, with the two women who largely run the property keeping meticulous track of anything you request and generally attending the eveing campfire to make for great company. We stayed for three days and wished we had more time at the hotel. I can't say enough about what a wonderful experience this place was- all of the accolades the hotel has received are more than justified and even the best pictures of the property don't capture the natural beauty of the location.
- 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