We were glad that we had stayed in the cottage which was overlooking the beautiful Ranthambhore countryside. We enjoyed our honeymoon stay there. Coming from a big and busy city, I had to take a while to get used to the silence and try to enjoy doing nothing. It was the perfect place to wind down, read a book and connected with the nature.
I enjoyed having the outdoor bath after sunset when it was just getting cool. Shame the hot water wasn't that hot though. We were truly pampered by the great service and the amazing and delicious wholesome meals we had during our stay. All ingredients were home grown and you won't be disappointed for not eating any meat in here.
Before dinner we joined other guests around the bonfire for drinks. It got very cold after sunset so everyone was rugged up. We had a chat to a mother and daughter from Manchester and shared tiger stories.
Dinner was a buffet of Indian food. Various vegetable curries accompanied by yummy pickles, naans and poppadoms. Go easy on the beans though!
I'd like to thank the owner Usha and her staff to make our trip memorable.
- 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