RAAS Chhatra Sagar

Nimaj, Rajasthan, India

At a Glance

  • 20 luxury tents make up this unique glamping experience

  • Wake at dawn to watch the sunrise and enjoy a tea bought to your tents terrace

  • Enjoy delicious Indian cuisine using old family recipes made from vegetables which are mostly grown in the farm around the camp

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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 colour 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.

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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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Description

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.

Chhatra Sagar consists of 20 modern luxurious tents and although built solidly as soon as you enter the room you certainly feel as though you are in a comfortable stylish tent. Each one has been beautifully designed with tones to match the outdoors. With a sitting area overlooking a breathtaking lake and a sky light for star gazing there are plenty of reasons to enjoy the space. The property is open all year round which is rare for India and the tents have air conditioning units and heaters.  

There is a restaurant which is on the dam under an open-sided tent so you can gaze across the lake whilst dining. On the menu you will find delicious Indian cuisine using old family recipes, most of the herbs and vegetables are grown on the farms around the camp. International cuisine is also on the menu along with a wide choice of drinks from India tea to your favourite cocktail.

The property 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 RAAS Chhatra Sagar and there are a wealth of other activities to explore the enchanting landscape and experience the fascinating local culture.

You will also find a large heated infinity style swimming pool and a RAAS Spa offering a range of Ayurvedic treatments. Yoga on request is also available.

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Accommodation

RAAS Chhatra Sagar offers twenty luxury tents located on the dam with stunning panoramic views. Each has an en-suite bathroom with a separate shower and free standing bath. Each tent has plenty of outdoor space and the rooms have been installed with sky lights in the ceiling. 

Childcare

Children of all ages are welcome but there are no specific facilities. The property has four family tents to accommodate two adults and two children.

Facilities

Facilities at Chhatra Sagar include the heated swimming pool, RAAS Spa and the all day dining venue. There is also a camp fire for evening drinks and gatherings and there is also complimentary WIFI.

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.

Reviews

5

Emma Neale (Staff)

The location of this property, on a lake and away from the big sights of the tourist trail is the real appeal of this property. Guests who love nature will love how all the traditionally styled tents look out onto the lake which acts as a watering hole for lots of wildlife (especially birdlife).

Offers

20% RAAS Combo Offer

Stay at three RAAS properties over six or more nights and receive a 20% discount as well as the following benefits, one morning Yoga in Group, bird watching tour and a 30 minute foot massage overlooking the lake.
Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Please speak to one of our specialists for more information.
Book from 29 November 2019 to 31 December 2020
Travel from 06 January 2020 to 31 December 2020
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Location & directions

Nimaj, 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.

How to get there

Jodhpur (100km away) is the closest airport. It has regular domestic flights from Delhi, Mumbai (Bombay), Jaipur and Udaipur. The drive to Chhatra Sagar from the airport takes 2-hours.

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