Aman-i-Khas is one of those rare properties that is able to really stir the emotions of its guests. Here you can rest your mind and body and let the renowned Aman hospitality, luxurious accommodation and beautiful location take you on a journey of revival and discovery.
With the Aravali Hills as its backdrop, Aman-i-Khas, welcomes its guests into accommodation fit for travelling Mughal royalty, from where inspiration has be drawn. The permanent air conditioned tents are made up of living, sleeping, dressing and bathing areas, all around a central room complete with sumptuous daybed underneath the towering canopy.
With Ranthambore National Park on your doorstep, early mornings and late afternoons can be spent searching for the wildlife this area is rightly famous for. As well as the Bengal tiger, there are leopard, sloth bear, jackal, mongoose, crocodile, many varieties of deer and a plethora of birdlife - its beauty makes it a photographer’s dream. On returning to the camp, guests usually gather around the splendid fire pit to hear of the day’s sightings whilst enjoying a drink as the sun sets over the hills. It is worth keeping an eye out for smaller mammals too, making use of the near-by watering hole that the property overlooks, before enjoying some of the delectable cuisine on offer, much of which originates from the organic garden on site.
If you have some down time during your stay, cool off in the classic stepped swimming pool, or take advantage of the expertise of the spa staff.
If you’re after a luxurious ambience in a natural and harmonious environment, Aman-i-Khas is very much for you.
Aman-i-Khas offers 10 Luxury air conditioned canvas tents reminiscent of the bygone Mongol era. The bedroom area is fitted with a king size bed flanked by twin writing desks. The bathing area includes a shower, soaking tub and separate toilet. There is also a ceiling fan and a cooler chest for drinks.
Children are welcome but there are no specific facilities.
Facilities include a lounge providing a range of books about the surrounding region, board games, novels and magazines, spa offering massages, scrubs and traditional henna art using local herbs and spices and swimming pool. There is also a dining tent serving Indian cuisine and a range of Western dishes using local produce and vegetables and herbs from the camp’s organic vegetable garden.
There are twice-daily guided safari excursions in the Ranthambore National Park which is home to tigers, leopards, jungle cats, hyenas and sloth bears. It is important to point out that guests are not guaranteed a tiger sighting but chital deer, antelope and gazelle will almost certainly be spotted roaming the savannah whilst the lakes and waterholes are home to the Indian marsh crocodile. Bird life is abundant with over 350 species within the park.
When to travel
Rajasthan is known as the desert state. It is largely hot and dry throughout the year, making it a great destination to get away from European winters.
Summer in Rajasthan extends from April to June. It is s the hottest season, with temperatures ranging from 32 degree C to 45 degree C, so not ideal for travel, although early April is a good time to get cheaper rates if you dont mind the temperature in the high 30s. In western Rajasthan the temperature may reach at high as 45 degree C, particularly in May and June so we'd suggest avoiding Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert at this time.
The second season - technically the "Monsoon" (although in reality Rajasthan never receives much rainfall) extends from July to September. The temperature drops slightly, and humidity increases. 90% of the rain Rajasthan can expect occurs during this period. Lakes and rivers will be higher from mountain run-off and flowers and grasses come to life, bringing added colour to the landscape.
The Post-monsoon period is from October to November. The average maximum temperature is 33 degree C to 38 degree C, and the minimum is between 18 degree C and 20 degree C. The official "season" for hotels in Rajasthan starts in October. It’s a great time to travel - warm and sunny during and perfect for exploring and relaxing.
The fourth season is "winter", and runs from December to March. With day time temperatures still in the high 20's during the day this a very popular time to travel. Hotels are at the their busiest over the Christmas and new year period. Be aware though that December and January can have very cool mornings and evening and we suggest taking some warm clothing. Whilst temperatures in the desert areas are always hot in the daytime, they become some of the coolest areas of the state once the sun goes down. It’s also fairly standard to expect some fog in the major cities of Northern Rajstasthan and Delhi in December and January.
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Location and directions
Aman-i-Khas is surrounded by Aravalli Hills, set on the edge of Rajasthan’s Ranthambore National Park.
How to get there
9-hour international flight to Delhi Indira Gandhi International followed by a 1-hour domestic flight to Jodhpur. It's a 3-hour drive from Jodhpur airport to Aman-i-Khas. Alternatively, you can catch the train from Delhi to Jaisalmer.