The property occupies the maharaja of Rajasthan's former hunting grounds
It's a 20-minute drive to Ranthambore National Park
Firepits throughout the 12-acre property provide post-safari respite
Poolside hammocks are perfect for late afternoon naps
What To Know
Free WiFi for up to two devices
Guests can play cricket and badminton on-site
Be mindful of monsoon season (July through September), when heavy rains can close sections of Ranthambore National Park
The on-site fitness center closes at 7 p.m.; schedule workouts accordingly
Parking on site
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Royal hunting lodge–turned–Art Deco gem with easy access to Ranthambore National Park
More than 80 years ago the maharaja of Rajasthan would pitch tents on these grounds before setting off to hunt. Today 24 guestrooms and 12 suites have replaced the royal campground, while the original 1930s lodge contains the Dining Room and the Tiger Bar, a dark wood–paneled watering hole decorated with mounted tiger heads and hunting trophies. The airy guestrooms — outfitted with bold animal print linens and hardwood furnishings — are a minimum of 350 square feet, and some suites include private courtyards with firepits. All come with ayurevedic toiletries by Forest Essentials, fully stocked minibars and cotton robes. Sip sunset cocktails and feast on barbecue on the lantern-lit Neem Terrace, laze away a steamy afternoon in a hammock by the outdoor pool, indulge in a treatment using ancient Indian techniques at the spa, or set up a private hilltop dinner for two beneath the night sky.
In the Area
Crowds line up to spot Bengal tigers at Ranthambore National Park; the former royal hunting grounds contain 61 of the increasingly endangered animals. Ask a concierge to set up a jungle safari to spot the big cats, as well as leopards, striped hyenas and some 272 species of bird. Don’t miss a hike to Ranthambore Fort, a crumbling hilltop fortress and UNESCO World Heritage Site built in AD 944. On lucky days you can see the big cats from the top of the hill.