“I have dreamed of visiting India for years and this year my husband surprised me with a special birthday trip. It was one of the most magical experiences - I highly recommend it - made all the more perfect by our stay at Aman-i-khas. It is technically a camp, on the borders of Ranthambore National Park, but accommodation is as luxurious as any of Aman’s brick-and-mortar hotels. There are ten ‘tents’ - 108 square-metre structures with six-metre canopies. They are beautifully decorated and can be air-conditioned or heated.

The area used to be the Maharajah of Jaipur’s hunting ground and twice-daily safaris reveal tigers, leopards, hyenas, sloth bears, crocodiles and chital deer, as well as plenty of birdlife in lakes and watering holes. There are also a number of ancient forts nearby that are interesting to visit. The whole camp is incredibly well-equipped with spa, pool and restaurant. Staff are excellent - everyone from our private butler, to the safari guides to the waiters. Our butler even came all the way to Delhi to accompany us on the six-hour train journey and ensure everything went smoothly.”
- Trusted friend Janet Graves, Chicago
(Date Experienced: March 2013)

Great for
A big-ticket trip where you have the time to dedicate to exploring both this area and other parts of India.

With whom
This made a great romantic trip, but there were also families and the kids seemed awe-struck by the culture and the wildlife.

Memorable moment
Tiger sightings are rare, but we were lucky enough to spot one. Unforgettable.

Best time to go
Open October through April, which is the best season for wildlife spotting.

Be aware
Again - tiger sightings are rare - don’t be disappointed if you don’t see one as there is plenty of other fascinating wildlife



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