A wilderness camp of 10 tents set on the edge of Rajasthan’s Ranthambore National Park, Aman-i-Khás combines aman, the Sanskrit word for ‘peace’, with khás, meaning ‘special’ in Hindi and Urdu. Surrounded by the starkly beautiful Aravalli Hills, the camp provides access to the wildlife of Ranthambore National Park which measures a total of 1,334 square kilometers. Guests of Aman-i-Khás can also explore the region’s ancient forts and colorful rural villages nearby. Softly lit by lamps, the Dining Tent is furnished with one large central table and several smaller tables, all surrounded by chairs. Indian cuisine and a range of Western dishes are served, and the freshness of produce is ensured as most of the vegetables and herbs are grown in the camp’s organic vegetable garden. Dinner is most often concluded around a roaring outdoor fire that serves as a focal point in the evenings. Located adjacent to the Dining Tent is the Lounge Tent, furnished with banquettes, reading tables and chairs. The Lounge provides a wide selection of coffee-table books on the National Park, India’s tigers and the history and culture of Rajasthan, as well as other aspects of Indian heritage. Also on offer is a selection of novels, magazines and board games. Guests may listen to the CDs available with personal CD players. A small range of local handicrafts, fabrics and sundries are available for purchase. The Spa Tent features a small central fountain with two treatment areas, each with twin massage tables. Spa treatments include massages, scrubs and traditional henna art using local herbs and spices. Situated in the central area of the camp, this outdoor spot with its nightly log fires serves as an informal lounge and dining area. It is the ideal location for basking in the winter sun, as well as providing a relaxed pre- and post-excursion meeting point. Refreshing dips can be taken in a step-well set within the camp. Modeled on the ancient step-wells that are traditional to the area, the camp’s pool is surrounded by a sunny terrace and grove of trees. Wireless broadband connections are available in the Lounge Tent and some public areas.
Location- Ranthambore, India