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Chhatra Sagar

Nimaj, 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

  • Should the monsoon fail in any year, it results in a terrible lack of water in Rajasthan and, very sadly,

    the lake at Chhatrasagar often dries up by February or March - it is however, still a wonderful site as all the birds and animals have to come in to drink at the small pond which remains

  • 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

Couples, Culture, Adventure, Off the beaten track

Insider's View

Go to this property before March, especially if the Moonsoon has been light, otherwise the water may have disappeared and the wildlife might not be so abundant!

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Chhatra Sagar or take a look at our itineraries to Rajasthan

Description

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.

Accommodation

Chhatra Sagar offers 13 Luxury Tents, 11 located on the dam and 2 on top of the hill with stunning panoramic views. Each has an attached bathroom with hot running water and a veranda with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

Childcare

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

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.

Activities

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, 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 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 color 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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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Chhatra Sagar or take a look at our itineraries to Rajasthan

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