Khem Villas is a wonderful and unique place to stay, while travelling in India.
We were picked up from the railway station and were presented with hot towels and fresh juice on our arrival. We were then shown around by Usha.
We stayed in the luxury tents (tent 1) which was just beautiful, hard wood floors, beautiful furniture and fabrics internally. The bathroom is beautiful and the shower is just fantastic.
We had lunch in the restaurant, organic, locally produce food is served fusion for lunch and indian food for dinner. I can honestly say that our lunch was one of the most delicious meals I have had for a long time.
The grounds of Khen Villas are beautifully landscaped with a lovely sitting area around a small lake, an ideal spot to bird watch. The tents and cottages are situated within lots of trees and planting ensuring privay for all the guests. There are short walks through the grounds and also longer walks with guides.
The staff are wonderful and attentive, giving us blankets and a hotwater bottle for the morning safaris. Usha and the others are incredible knowledgeable about the National Park and all the birds and animals.
In the evening they lit bonfires beside the lake and all the guests come together and discuss their safaris and tell stories about their tiger spotting successes (or not). It's a wonderful experience sitting around the fire with a Gin & Tonic enjoying tiger tales and the delicous canapes which are served before dinner.
We had a truely wonderful time at Khem Villas, we would certainly go back (though his time we would stay longer) and yes we were incredibly lucky and saw a tiger.
- 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