India's Aman I Khas
Aman I Khas
Set in rugged countryside, Aman-i-Khás is a wilderness retreat located on the fringe of Ranthambhore National Park, in Rajasthan, India. The park offers opportunities for sighting leopards, tigers, sloth bears and chittal deer. Aman-i-Khás is only open for seven months a year from October until the end of April which coincides with the season for Ranthambhore National Park.
The camp lies on a gentle slope against a backdrop of dry, brushwood hills. It is set up for only seven months of the year and is packed away in the hot summer. When set up, the camp blends in unobtrusively with the native vegetation of tall grasses, scrub and trees. The luxury tents are set in a quiet rural area that borders one of the finest tiger reserves in the world. The camp operates from October until the end of April - the best period for wildlife spotting.
On arrival, guests are taken by four-wheel-drive vehicle to a walled courtyard. The entrance to the camp is via a pathway that leads through high walls, opening onto views of the rocky Aravalli hills that undulate through Ranthambhore National Park. There are 10 accommodation tents. Each echoes a rich Mughal style with “rooms” separated by cotton drapes. The tents, set on a concrete plinth, measure 108sq m, and are identical in design. They are constructed of canvas and supported by a steel frame with the interior walls and ceilings draped in fine cotton.