Aman-i-Khás is an exclusive wilderness camp set in rugged countryside on the outskirts of Ranthambore National Park, surrounded by the starkly beautiful Aravalli Hills.
The smallest of all the Amans, the camp comprises of ten luxury sleeping tents which echo the rich Mughal travelling tents from a bygone era, each one constructed of canvas, with interior walls and ceilings draped in fine cotton. Each tent is a generous 108 square metres, with a soaring six-metre canopy, and three further rooms for sleeping, bathing and dressing. The bedroom reflects a elegant Mughal style, luxurious and airy, with a king-size bed flanked by twin writing desks. The bathroom includes a shower, soaking tub and separate toilet, and the dressing room contains cupboards and twin vanities. There is also a sitting area outside on the deck. The tents are air-conditioned and can be heated during the chillier months.
There are three other tents at the camp; an intimate dining tent, a lounge tent and spa tent. The dining tent serves up mainly Indian cuisine and a range of Western dishes with fresh vegetables and herbs which are grown in the camp’s organic kitchen garden. Aman-i-Khas also keeps chickens for their eggs, and rabbits for the kids plays area. The lounge tent provides a wide selection of books about Ranthambore, India’s tigers, wildlife and birdlife, and the history and culture of Rajasthan, whilst the spa has two separate treatment areas, each with twin massage tables. The camp also has an outdoor barber where gentlemen can go for a shave and facial massage, and an outdoor traditional step-well swimming pool.
The main focal point of the camp is the large fireplace around which all tents are located. Each evening, guests gather around the outdoor campfire area to relax and talk about the day's animal sightings and events in an informal setting. The camp offers the ultimate levels of understated luxury for those looking for a genuine Indian wildlife experience. The philosophy of the camp is to provide a natural, harmonious environment without modern amenities such as televisions or telephones whilst retaining a luxurious ambience.
Please note that Aman-i-Khas closes from 1st June to 30th September every year for monsoon season.
Features in the following itineraries
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka