For us, forests are not just about sighting tigers. They are also about the beautiful trees, the grasses, the birds, the reptiles, other mammals… and of course being in touch with the forest itself. Not many places allow this, while giving you the comfort and good food you need.
Khem Villas in Ranthambhore National Park is one of a kind. With enough forested walks inside the property, you don’t miss going out to the forests. Sit by the water bodies and watch the resident wild crocodiles bask in the sun. Or go for your morning walks and find munias and parakeets feeding on grass seeds, and partridges calling at sunset. Sometimes, we have run into a family of Wild Boars or a Nilgai or even more…(make sure you always walk with the resident naturalist). Hang out at the bonfire by the pond in the evening, sipping your drink and watching the stars through the spotting scope. The large dining area (which serves excellent vegetarian food) is the perfect place to meet travellers and share stories of the jungles. We love jungles and absolutely love the Khem Villas.
Do take some time out and visit the old city of Sawai Madhopur as well. With plenty of history, you will find fascinating old architecture and of course, some of the best kachoris and jalebis.