Nimaj, Pali, Rajasthan, India
Chhatra Sagar is charming tented camp situated two and a half hours east of Jodhpur and 3 hours north of Deogarh on the banks of a picturesque dam. A stay here is perfect for those with an interest in wildlife or those wanting to explore rural Rajasthan.
At a Glance
11 Luxury Tents make up this unique glamping experience
Wake at dawn to watch the sunrise and enjoy a tea bought to your tents terrace
The tents all face the lake and are well separated for privacy, however, due to the very nature and material of a tent, noise does carry and audible privacy is not guaranteed
Enjoy delicious Indian cuisine using old family recipes made from vegetables which are mostly
grown in the farm around the camp
All meals, soft drinks, tea and coffee, and local excursions are included in the room rate so you really can maximize your stay without worrying about mounting costs
Chhatra Sagar consists of thirteen traditional Rajasthani tents. Each tent is beautifully designed with comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms and a sitting area overlooking a breathtaking lake. They are not air-conditioned but they have fans. Heaters are available in colder months and hot water is plentiful which is provided by the local geyser.
There is a restaurant which is on the dam under an open-sided tent so you can gaze across the lake whilst dining offering delicious Indian cuisine using old family recipes made from vegetables which are mostly grown in the farm around the camp. All meals, soft drinks, tea and coffee, and local excursions are included in the room rate and private dining can be arranged.
The camp is situated in the hunting preserve of the Nimaj estate and run by the local ruling family. The family are all personally involved in looking after guests and the tents are amongst the finest to be found in India. It is a truly peaceful place in which to relax after visiting the bustling Indian cities. Bird watching, nature walks around the lake and the surrounding countryside and jeep safaris are complimentary at Chhatra Sagar and there are a wealth of other activities to explore the enchanting landscape and experience the fascinating local culture.
Chhatra Sagar offers eleven Luxury Tents located on the dam with stunning panoramic views. Each has an attached bathroom with hot running water and a veranda with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
Children of all ages are welcome but there are no specific facilities. One child may be accommodated in their parent’s tent for an extra charge. There is also a babysitting service available upon request.
Facilities at Chhatra Sagar include the main dining area, lakeside sunbathing area, camp fire for evening drinks and gatherings and there is a also internet access.
Bird watching, nature walks around the lake and the surrounding countryside and jeep safaris are included in room rates. Other activities include boating on the lake, stargazing, visits to local temples visits to nearby Bishnoi villages, visits to tribal settlements in the Todgarh-Raoli Sanctuary and excursions to the historic town of Jodhpur, the stunning fort at Nagaur and to Pushkar, via the historic battle grounds at Giri Sumel where Sher Shah Suri fought his decisive battle with the forces of Maldev.
Location & Directions
Nimaj, Pali, Rajasthan, India
Chhatra Sagar is a remote tented camp near the village of Nimaj in the district of Pali, Rajasthan, situated just two and a half hours east of Jodhpur and 3 hours north of Deogarh.
When to go
Rajasthan is known as the desert state. It is largely hot and dry throughout the year, making it a great destination to get away during cold winter months.
Summer in Rajasthan extends from April to June. It’s the hottest season so not ideal for travel, although early April is a good time to get great value for money if you don’t mind the heat. In western Rajasthan temperatures may soar, particularly in May and June, so we'd suggest avoiding Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert at this time.
The monsoon season usually runs from July to September. The temperature drops slightly, and humidity increases. During this period 90% of the rain Rajasthan occurs, although in reality Rajasthan never receives much rainfall. Lakes and rivers will be higher and there's more color to the landscape.
October to March is the best time to travel to Rajasthan. Expect warm and sunny weather, perfect for exploring and relaxing. Please note that hotels are at their busiest over the Christmas and New Year period. 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 normal to expect some fog in the major cities of northern Rajasthan in December and January.