Rajasthan is a popular destination for experience based travel. The rich and vibrant lands offer a lot to an avid traveller. Experience the rich art and culture, take part in fairs and festivals, enjoy the delicious cuisine, be amazed by the variety of monuments, take unforgettable rides across the Thar desert on a camel back and of course do not forget to stay in a tent hotel or resort to complete the fabulous journey of Rajasthan!
Here is a look at the top five tent based accommodation options in Rajasthan. Don't fool yourself that tent accommodation cannot possibly provide luxury, and that it might only be a bare essential way to stay. Many of these tent accommodations are provided by leading resorts and provide the utmost comfort and luxury. Even the alternate tent accommodations provided by eco-friendly farms and smaller operators ensure comfort and a thrilling experience. Take a look!
1. Aman-i-Khas, Ranthambore
Unadulterated luxury on the fringes of the Ranthambore National Park. The Aman-i-Khas is a resort of only ten well-appointed luxury camps and reflects in the true sense the name, which means 'Special Peace'. Against the backdrop of the Aravalli Hills, the white tents built on a concrete stage sets the picture of stark contrasts! The tents provide a sense of luxury with a decor reminiscent of the days of royals travelling, setting up tents in the desert as they moved. The rates also match the royal experience with a nights stay costing upwards of INR 60,000.
The stark white tents against the purple skies.
Photo Courtesy: Aman-i-Khas
2. The Serai, Jaisalmer
Luxury travel to Rajasthan is incomplete without a stay at The Serai in Jaisalmer. This luxurious tent accommodation in the desert is set across 100 acres and is designed as per both traditional and modern influences. A total of 21 tents of various types dot the landscape, offering the ultimate answer to luxury stay. Some tents boast of their private walled gardens, while few others boast of private pools and other facilities that are pretty exclusive. The pool is noteworthy, for its built in the stepwell style and offers an interesting peek into the past of the region. The rates start upwards of INR 32,500 for the Tented Suite per night. The Luxury Tented Suite costs INR 45,000 and the Royal Tent costs INR 70,000.
Tents lit up in the night provide a stunning picture.
Photo Courtesy: The Serai Jaisalmer
3. Manvar Desert Camp, Dechu
Amidst the many desert villages and typical Rajasthani way of life, merging into its surroundings and yet standing out is the Manvar Desert Camp in Dechu. This tented accommodation that offers an unparalleled peek into the rustic life on the golden sands of the Thar Desert consists of 30 vivid safari-style camps, and another 10 deluxe tents located a short distance away from the main site. The luxurious rooms offer traditional elements that maintain the desert aesthetics while still providing comfort. They provide stunning views of the desert landscape, and the opportunity to see the sunset and the star-studded sky is a must-do! The evenings see camp fires and traditional cultural performances. The rates are upwards of INR 5,000 for a night's stay.
Stunning vistas of the desert and the setting sun.
Photo Courtesy: The Manvar Camp
4. Raas Leela Luxury Camps, Udaipur
Located right on the banks of the popular landmark in the beautiful city of Udaipur, the Lake Pichola; Raas Leela Luxury Camps make for a very interesting tent stay in the city. It is known to provide one of the best views of the lake. They offer eight luxury tent accommodations on a raised platform with traditional decor and the air-conditioned cottages are weather-proof. The rates start at INR 5,500 for a night's stay. Enjoy this vibrant and classic tent stay with friends or your special someone for an unforgettable journey to Udaipur.
Picturesque setting of Raas Leela on the banks of Lake Pichola.
Photo Courtesy: Raas Leela
5. The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur
The ultimate definition of luxury and service is the stunning Oberoi Rajvilas in Jaipur. If the heritage palace is not sufficient to sweep you off your feet, the impeccable service surely will. A stay at the Oberoi Rajvilas is in itself a complete holiday, there is so much to see across the vast grounds it occupies. The canopied areas of the Royal and Luxury Tents house many treats for those who choose to stay here, such as the private gardens and even bathtubs that face the stunning beauty of your own garden! The rates start upward of INR 45,900 for a night's stay at the Luxury Tent.
The unforgettable luxury of a tent stay at the Oberoi Rajvilas.
Photo Courtesy: The Oberoi Rajvilas
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