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Chhatra SagarRajasthan, India

Far from the maddening crowds of Delhi and Jaipur is this exotic getaway in Marwar, a south-western region of rural Rajasthan, and the perfect mid-trip stopover for anyone suffering fort fatigue. This is desert country, but at the end of the 19th century a local noble, Thakur Chhatra Singh of Nimaj, created a dam on a seasonal stream so that farmers would have water all year round. On his new oasis, he built a hunting camp where dignitaries would come for sport and socialisation. Now his great-grandchildren have recreated the estate, with 11 luxurious hand-stitched and hand-painted traditional tents overlooking the dam, and two more private pavilions high on the hill.

Each has locally crafted furnishings, a private bathroom and its own peaceful sitting area overlooking the landscape. During the day you can explore the area with a jeep safari to rural Bishnoi villages. The Bishnoi people are nature-lovers who enjoy a rich cultural life, with their villages often home to potters, weavers, farmers and shepherds. There’s also the option of doing a wildlife safari.

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The camp is located 120 kilometres from Jodhpur.

  • Hand-stitched tens
  • Locally created decorations
  • Meals included
  • Lake views

Prices start from US$495 per night for a double room, including meals, non-alcoholic beverages and a bird-watching tour or farm and village visit. This excludes government taxes, however.

Chhatra Sagar
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The hotel is open from October until the end of March.

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Tags: glamping, india, luxury, safari

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