A wilderness camp of 10 tents set on the edge of Rajasthan’s Ranthambore National Park, Aman-i-Khas combines aman, the Sanskrit word for peace, with khas, 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 kilometres. Guests of Aman-i-Khas can also explore the region’s ancient forts and colourful rural villages nearby. Open from October through April each year, the best season for wildlife spotting, Aman-i-Khas is a wilderness camp located in a rugged brushwood forest on the fringes of Ranthambore National Park. Aman-i-Khas offers accommodation in 10 luxury air-conditioned tents each with soaring canopies draped in the Moghul style. There are also three separate tents for dining, spa treatments and relaxing. Twice-daily, guided wildlife viewing excursions take guests into the park to spot indigenous game including tigers, leopards, hyenas, sloth bears, crocodiles and chital deer.
Hotel Address:Location Summary
- Ranthambhore, Rajasthan
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 kilometres. Guests of Aman-i-Khás can also explore the region’s ancient forts and colourful rural villages nearby.
Directions to Hotel
Delhi is the most common international gateway to Aman-i-Khás and the international airport is located 35 kilometres from the city centre. Most international flights arrive in the late evening or early morning. The secondary international gateway to Aman-i-Khás is Jaipur, which offers international flights to and from Dubai (the return leg passes through New Delhi) and Bangkok. Jaipur is a 45-minute flight from Delhi. There are approximately six daily flights between Delhi and Jaipur during high season, operated by Kingfisher, Jet Airways and Indian Airlines. Kingfisher also operates daily flights to Jaipur from Mumbai. Aman-i-Khás provides car transfers between the resort and Jaipur, a three hour’s drive away. From Delhi, guests can travel to Aman-i-Khás by train, plane, motorcar or helicopter. The train is often the most convenient method, and travel time to Sawai Madhopur station, on the outskirts of Ranthambore National Park, is approximately 6 hours by Golden Temple Train and 4 hours by Augustkranti Train.
The Lounge Tent features a library of coffee-table books on the national park, the tigers, and the culture and history of Rajasthan. The fireplace is situated at the upper level of the camp; this outdoor spot with its nightly log fires in many ways serves as an informal lounge and dining area. It is the ideal location for a cool drink during the day as well as being the pre- and post- excursion gathering point.
Fine Dining on Site
The Dining Tent at Aman-i-Khas is furnished with tables and chairs. Meals are often served in different locations throughout the grounds and dinner is most often concluded around a roaring outdoor fire that serves as a focal point in colder winters. The camp serves Indian cuisine and a range of Western dishes. Freshness of produce is ensured as most of the vegetables and herbs are grown in the camp's organic vegetable garden.
The Spa Tent consists of two treatment areas featuring twin massage tables. Spa treatments include massage, scrubs and traditional henna art using local ingredients, herbs and spices.
The experience at Aman-i-Khas is focused on viewing wildlife, in particular, the tiger. Ranthambhore National Park was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1955. It was once the hunting grounds of the Maharajah of Jaipur. Following the launch of Project Tiger and concerted conservation efforts to save the big cats, the tiger population is now more visible and stable.
To enjoy the countryside up close, guests can head out on nature walks or visit Dastkar Kendra, a not-for-profit local women's cooperative.
Also available are camel safaris through the outskirts of the park and traditional villages.
Theatre & Museums
The historic and majestic Ranthambhore Fort- situated within the grounds of the park- was constructed between 944 AD and 1110 AD.
- - Fine Dining on Site
- - Spa Facility
- - Ecological Tourism
- - Hiking
- - Horseback Riding
- - Shopping
- - Theatre & Museums