Ranthambore National Park, India
Khem Villas is ideally located on the outskirts of Ranthambore National Park, one of India’s largest and most renowned nature reserves known especially for its tigers. From this tranquil setting, surrounded by forest, grasslands and a few small lakes, visitors will search for tigers on 4x4 vehicle safaris and may also spot foxes, crocodiles, jungle cats, jackals and a variety of birds nearby, among a host of wildlife.
Built in harmony with its surroundings using locally sourced materials, the property is defined by a simple but sophisticated style, with an airy quality and design features like large windows and covered verandas that keep guests connected to nature. Secluded cottages offer plenty of comfortable touches, including a spacious bedroom appointed with soft linens and teak floors and an open-air bath with an outdoor shower and a large tub. Guests can enjoy tea in the morning from their private patios with a view of the tiger reserve and the surrounding landscape. Indoors, a comfortable library offers relevant local reading material, while an air-conditioned bar serves refreshing cocktails in a casual atmosphere. The Age Veda Spa, situated on a 30-acre plot of natural habitat, offers a unique opportunity for guests to reconnect with nature. Walk, run, practice yoga or watch the sunset in one of the furnished patios nestled in this forested sanctuary. Alternatively, you can pamper yourself at the spa with a massage, facial, scrub or other soothing treatment. An outdoor plunge pool also provides refreshment.
Meals are served on the covered outdoor terrace, and the fire pit offers a relaxing place to wind down under the stars after dark. Food at Khem Villas includes a satisfying selection of Indian and Western cuisine. The diverse vegetarian menu relies heavily on fresh ingredients sourced directly from organic farms on the premises.