The jungle is right at your cottage’s doorstep at Khem Villas, with animals ranging from deer and porcupines to tigers and crocodiles ensuring they make full use of the property’s grounds whenever they feel like it. In fact, there is a strict no-wandering-at-night policy here and for good reason. The 25-acre property lies close to the Ranthambore National Park and less than one percent of the land has built structures; apart from the main building there are 13 tents and eight cottages. The rest is mostly forest and water bodies, all manmade, as this was mostly barren wasteland in the past.
The cottages and tents are the best stay options as you feel like you are right in the middle of the jungle, with generously proportioned sit-outs allowing for hours of animal and bird watching. If possible, opt for the cottages—the beautiful open-air bath is truly unique.