Aman-i-Khas in Jaipur, India
Aman-i-Khás is a member of the Aman family of resorts, renowned for their complete dedication to luxury and exotic locations. Set on the edge of the Ranthambhore National Park, in Rajasthan, India, Aman-i-Khás is a camp so decadent that it could only be an Aman. For seven months of the year, from October until the end of April, this encampment is set in the style of bygone elegance, with matching service. Dramatic tents decorated with fine linens and beautifully crafted furniture create a setting of utter comfort, against a backdrop of regal wilderness.
Ranthambhore National Park was once the private hunting grounds for the Maharajah of Jaipur; today it is a natural wildlife preserve where India's most famous cats have flourished. Aman-i-Khás brings guests to the edge of this majestic park, offering a rare chance for sighting leopards, tigers, sloth bears and chittal deer under the care of trained guides. Enjoy the spice of Indian fare, of a variety of Western dishes, served in the main dining tent, or by an open fire surrounded by sumptuous chairs and divans. Watch the sun rise with hot tea before embarking on a tour of the park, or spend the afternoon rejuvenating with a massage in the Spa. Aman-i-Khás brings five star luxury to the wilderness, for the best of all worlds.
Location of Aman-i-Khas
Nearest Airport: JAI
Amenities for Aman-i-Khas
- General Information
- 10 Guest Rooms
- Private Dining
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa Services
- Active & Adventure
- Luxury Tents & Open Air
Reviews for Aman-i-Khas
We, family of four including 2 kids aged 8 and 4, stayed for 3 nights at Aman-I-Khas in early December on an all inclusive plan - this was one of the most unique and luxurious stay experiences we have ever had! We traveled from Jaipur on road - roughly takes 4 hours with a brief halt. The last bit of the stretch towards Aman is a quite bumpy and needs urgent repair work, else most of the stretch is nice and very motorable. We were welcomed by 7-8 people on arrival including the GM Mr Anand - that made us feel at home and very special - also got introduced to our own Jeeves - KC who was to be our "batman", taking care of all our needs and well being in the resort. We were taken to our tent, which was close to the main reception/dining/lounge area. It was a luxuriously well appointed tent, with separate vanity area, master bed room, washroom area and a large day bed. It also had a nice sit out area. The resort had managed to maintain a completely natural (as against manicured) look and it seemed you are really staying in the midst of a jungle. Dense outgrowth of a variety of trees and well spaced out tents created our own private wild habitat. The resort had its own extensive garden and a pond which added to its natural "wild" look. No wonder, wild animals including boars, sambhar deer and crocs (and even a tiger was spotted once near the pond!) have been often spotted in the resort. We loved being constantly enveloped by this tranquil environment only occasionally punctuated by sound of birds chirping. The housekeeping was super efficient and dynamic - often invisible but every time we entered the tent after any activity or even after a short trip within the resort, we would find our tent redone and tidied up. A special mention of our batman KC. He further enhanced our experience at Aman with a forever cheerful demeanour and "can do" attitude - our kids had also become pretty fond of him. From pandering to all our gastronomic demands to pleasantly surprising us with timely refreshments on the top of the Ranthambore fort, regaling us with stories of his wild animal sightings and keeping our indomitable kids engaged in the library while were getting rejuvenated at the spa - he is clearly responsible for one of the five stars in our review. Our outdoor activity was limited given it kept raining for the two of the three days that we stayed there - though we could squeeze in a safari and a trip to the fort. The safari was an amazing experience - the resort provided us refreshments for our trip and we had a thrilling roller- coaster ride through the Ranthambore sanctuary. While we didn't end up spotting a tiger, we did catch sight of two leopards, and a wide variety of birds and animals including deer, crocs and a host of peacocks. But our favourite bit was the constant suspense and the anticipatory thrill of crossing paths with a tiger! It was a memorable experience for us and the kids - though it had become quite chilly in the evening. Even the trip to the fort was nice, ably guided and accompanied by RK from Aman. We also visited the Ganesh temple inside the fort. The fort offers breathtaking views of the Ranthambore forest area - just that the nuisance created by omnipresent meddling Langurs muddied our experience a bit. The food menu was quite interesting and to our liking. They also accommodated requests outside the menu like pakodas/fries with evening tea, cakes with morning tea, pizzas, special requests like traditional laal maas etc . Also they had set up an outdoor dinner, under the open sky, comprising traditional tandoor meals, which had a nice touch to it. There was a nice swimming pool surrounded by lot of greenery - unfortunately the water wasn't heated and hence we couldn't use in this chilly weather. The resort was an optimal combination of unspoilt greenery and top class maintenance which allows one to feel very close to nature while enjoying all the possible luxuries of a resort stay.
SubhrajitRoy123 - Mumbai, India
Stayed for 2 nights as part of our India tour. Firstly the tents were amazing , beautifully finished with everything you could need. Sad to say tho the food was dreadful , they definitely need to hire a new pastry chef , ice creams were full of ice crystals ... obviously it hadnât been churned properly , tiramisu was terrible.The Indian food though was much better than the western dishes , though even some of those failed , with the curries being over spiced. The sandwiches they sent in our Tiger drives were so bad , we had to ask them to stop preparing them for us. The service was excellent from our butler , but generally service bordered on being overly attentive ( there were just 4 tents occupied during our stay). The staff would stand near the table constantly during dinner, and this just felt intrusive , they were very sweet and kind but it was too much. Wifi was also a bit hit-and -miss but we were in the middle of nowhere so this is bound to happen. On our last day check- out was 1200 but a house keeping attendant appeared uninvited and basically just started clearing up around us ... this really left a bad taste , even though the lovely manager apologized it was too late, this should not happen. I think if I were to visit again , I would stay at the Oberoi down the road where our guide told us both the food and service were of a better standard. Aman- i- Khas was not 5 star worthy Iâm afraid, needs to improve on the food and get the service levels just right.
Delsey76 - London
I have had the opportunity to stay at a number of Aman Resorts around the world. There is a refined simplicity that is simply unique to the Aman family of hotels. Although each property is uniquely different from the others, there is a definite singular quality that all resorts share. Aman-I-Khas is a small property as it only caters to about 20 guests at most at any given time. Yet there are nearly 75 staff members operating on the property. Despite the unusually high ratio of staff members to guests, the hotel is extremely quiet and everyone is incredibly discreet. However, all of the guestsâ needs are met and even exceeded in a momentâs notice. Each tent is appointed a dedicated butler or âbatmanâ as they are typically called. Each batman is solely at the disposal of the guests to which he or she is appointed. Furthermore, the batman is responsible for all immediate contact with his/her guests and provides all of the primordial services such as serving meals, whether in the tent or at the restaurant, accompanying guests upon arrival and departure, providing wake up calls (although here there are no phones hence the appointed batman quietly steps in to the tent with coffee or tea and cookies) and providing anything else your heart might desire. The hotelâs general manager greets every guest throughout their journey. We went on safaris four different times during our stay. Each of the four times we left the resort and returned later on, the GM made sure to be present. Needless to say, warm towels as well as local refreshments are offered upon returning to the property. There is also an âarmyâ of other staff members from the room service crew to the spa attendants, from the gardeners who maintain the herb and vegetable gardens to the security guards. In fact, we were told to leave all our belongings in our tent and that they would be safely guarded... The tents are extremely luxurious. We arrived at night. The tent was lit with candles which gave it a very romantic feel. Yet, the tents are very spacious with indoor and outdoor sitting/lounging areas, a full bath and a separate âdressingâ room and the bedroom of course. There is very ample storage everywhere. The rooms are maintained and refreshed throughout the day. Laundry services are provided around the clock at no charge. There is a bell/button to allow to contact the tentâs appointed batman at any time 24/7. In fact, we were told each staff member is connected to the guestsâ bell system via cell phone! The food was superb. The chef was trained locally by the original chef who offficiated at Aman-I-Khas. The menu offers a wide variety of Indian and Western options. Breakfasts are absolutely succulent while dinners are refined and sophisticated. Lunches can be served on the premises although we took ours to go in wicker picnic baskets. We had our lunches while on safari expeditions in the Park. Throughout the day, tea, coffee, fresh juices and snacks are profusely dispensed. We had the opportunity to meet the chef who gave us a brief explanation on his techniques which I found very interesting and quite unusual too. His local upbringing definitely allows him to source the best locally farmed produces while other ingredients are âshipped inâ from other regions to always ensure the best quality possible. In addition, the resort offers a very nice pool in a shaded area,a number of large public sitting areas, including one around a large fire pit which is an ideal place for drinks and socializing. There is a small boutique with a fine selection of new and antique artifacts. The spa is a beautiful space too. The attendants couldnât be nicer and more professional. On the day of our arrival, after our initial safari, two treatment therapists came to our tent and asked if they âcould wipe our feetâ... I literally thought they were kidding. What they in fact performed, at no charge, was a incredible foot and lower leg massage to relieve any tension. It was truly divine! Last but not least, the hotel organized safaris in the park to see wildlife including Indiaâs famous tigers of course as well as other expeditions to local forts, villages and other natural wonders. I would recommend at a minimum spending two to three contiguous nights at Aman-I-Khas to fully experience the various possible activities. Aman-I-Khas is not only a very luxurious resort, it is a very exclusive destination. Those who dwell on ostentation and decorum would not be fulfilled. This is a place for discerning adventure-seekers who wish to experience true simple sophistication and quiet luxury amongst Natureâs beauty, in one of the Worldâs most peaceful and spiritually-significant places. An absolute must!
Jerome1117 - Los Angeles, California
Where's the option for 6 points?! Absolutely Maharajah service, probably the best experience of service so far. Such a tranquil and relaxing place. The tent was spacious enough for a family of 4 and very comfortable.The spa massage was heavenly. Lovely food. Heading off for a Safari before sunrise with a hot water bottle and blankets in the jeep was so cosy. We were lucky with 3 half day safaris and 6 tigers. Even if you miss a tiger, there is plenty of other wildlife to delight you. The tour of the property and seeing the organic garden, the chicken coop and the bracelets being made was very interesting. Would go there again in a heartbeat. After 3 nights there, if we were more relaxed, we'd of fallen asleep. Hats off to all the staff - fabulous stay ! Thank you and our forever caring 'Batman' and hope to see you again. I was very impressed with the after service too - I thought I'd lost an art piece. They called me back after searching the place which is more than the next hotel did.
MSMM2017 - Singapore, Singapore
An illogical part of me didnât want to write a review about Aman I Khas. I felt as if I have found this hidden treasure that didnât want to share :D Our experience could not get better than this. The service was beyond our expectation and like no other hotels/Aman we have experienced before. Satish was our batman (butler). He was ever so present (not overbearing), attentive and quickly picked up our likes and dislikes. The Chef, Ramkesh, deserves a Michelin award! From day 1, I mentioned that I wanted local authentic cuisine and we were in for a real treat. The food was fabulous. Ramkrishna and Jugdish our chauffeurs were great too. Anand the General Manager gave us some good tips on shopping in Jaipur! Our tent is grand and was always immaculate. It is as if they service the room throughout the day. The grounds are beautiful, serene and great for a mental detox. All staff members were pleasant. We love the âsurprisesâ and were made to feel very special. Our stay there down high on our list of memorable lifetime moments. It was exceptional! Ps: do check your bill at the end. We realised after our departure that a service charge was already included in our bill (and also given very generous tips on top)
Moumin - London