Khem Villas, Ranthambhore
Khem Villas is established on land that Goverdhan purchased in 1989 and converted into a wilderness area planting indigenous trees and creating open grasslands and small water bodies, spread over an area of 10 acres it has become a habitat in itself. It is common to see jackals, jungle cats, hyenas, desert fox, hares etc. within the camp grasslands. As it is close to the park one can sometimes see pug-marks of leopards, tiger and bears that have passed by and sometimes if one is lucky one may even get to see them near the camp. The different habitats within the property have created a bird watchers paradise. Guests view all kinds of birds from the flocks of White Throats among the grasslands to the Sparrow hawks hovering in the sky, the Black Winged Kites in the trees and the Moore Hen near the water hole. The peace and tranquillity offered at camp is unlike that of any other place in Ranthambhore.
Accommodation is divided into three categories and designed keeping in mind that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication; great pains have been taken to use locally sourced materials and skills. The camp is designed to provide an authentic experience that is unfussy, functional yet special.
These are stand-alone cottages with a total private area of 40 X 40 feet. This includes a spacious and comfortable bedroom, large bathroom, an open to sky private plunge pool with an outdoor shower. Also included in this space is a large private courtyard and veranda. The bedroom is air-conditioned with a large glass doors overlooking beautiful undisturbed vistas that could be a water body or a dense jungle.
These are erected on a wooden platform on a steel frame with all the modern amenities. The bathrooms are minimalist using simple natural materials like bamboo and wood to give a rustic charm without compromising on comfort and functionality.
The main building provides four bedrooms that are self contained and can be used as individual rooms or can provide the option for a small group to hire the entire portion as a private space to be enjoyed together. All the rooms are air-conditioned spacious with en suite bathrooms. The upstairs rooms have large bay windows from which you can enjoy view along with the multitude of sounds of nature.
Hand picked Nature guides personally trained by Fateh and Goverdhan will provide the guests with a deeply informative and enriching experience of the Jungle.
Every night in winter around the campfire by the lake guests will be enthralled by Govardhan’s stories from his experience of over 35 years in the jungle. Usha will entertain the guests with her easy charm and excellent food.
The guests will have a choice of having a selection of alcoholic beverages and cocktails either in air-conditioned comfort in the cosy bar or outside in the natural surroundings.
The camp is surrounded by nearly 12 acres of forest having water bodies, grasslands and thick fores cover all of which provide ideal walking grounds for the visitors with a track of nearly 3 kms. Nature guides will show them the various birds and even jackals, desert foxes and hares during their walks.
There is a small plunge pool filled with fresh water to cool of during the heat of the day.
Khem Villas, is a Jungle Camp on the outskirts of Ranthambhore. Ranthambhore is situated 13 kms from the District Headquarter of Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan, INDIA.
Nearest Airport: Jaipur (200kms)
Nearest Railway Station: Sawai Madhopur – 13kms from the camp
The town of Sawai Madhopur is very well connected by trains specially from Delhi and Jaipur. It takes approx. 4 hours by train from Delhi and 2 hours from Jaipur. Station pickup from Sawai Madhopur Railway Station is provided free by the hotel.
Sawai Madhopur is approximately 4 hours by road from Jaipur and 8 hours from Delhi.
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