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By Anna Griffin, Editor in Chief
One of Aman Resort’s two stunning, Indian properties, the award-winning Aman-i-Khás, is located in Rasjasthan, set in a rugged brushwood forest on the edge of Ranthambore National Park.
Home to tigers, crocodiles, leopards, jackals, sambar deer and some 300 species of bird, the park is also the setting for Ranthambore Fort, one of India’s oldest, dotted with Hindu temples, former palaces and reservoirs.
Once the hunting ground of the Maharajah of Jaipur, the park has been a wildlife sanctuary since 1955 and is one of the best places to see tigers in the wild, with newborn cubs being spotted in 2015 increasing the population to over 60. Aman-i-Khás offers exhilarating, twice daily, tiger-tracking safaris in open-top vehicles, relaxed camel safaris through local villages, and bird-watching treks in the lush Banas riverbed.
A Mughal-style tented camp, the 10 air-conditioned accommodations echo Mughal pavilions with cotton drapes separating sleeping, dressing and bathing sections. Overlooking a beautiful landscape that is home to abundant wildlife, the private Tents offer soaring living spaces decorated with classic furnishings.
Harking back to the regal tent cities of Mughal emperors, the lamp-lit Dining Tent features a large communal round table and smaller intimate tables, and offers both Western and Indian cuisine.
Meals can be tailored to suit your tastes, with the daily changing menu reflecting seasonal produce sourced from the camp’s organic garden. A picnic hamper on safari or a private bush dinner in a secluded spot with a private chef and local musicians are extraordinary experiences, as is an after-dinner cocktail at the camp fireplace, soaking in the serenity of the wilderness and the star-filled sky.
The Spa’s two treatment rooms offer holistic therapies including traditional Ayurvedic treatments alongside massages, Reiki, scrubs, wraps and baths. Group and private outdoor yoga sessions are offered in a range of styles at isolated spots within the Rajasthani wilderness to encourage peace and unity. After yoga, soak in an aromatic bath made with herbs from the organic garden, in the comfort of your own tent, or relax pool side taking in the beautiful view.
As anyone who has ever stayed in an Aman resort knows, a stay with this luxury hotel group is always an enchanting experience of wellness, tranquility and soulful exploration. Aman-i-Khás is no exception, and is a peaceful retreat connected with both history and nature, that will soothe, delight, and revitalize body, mind, and soul.