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
Nice, but the service does not in any way measure up to similar venues by e.g. the Taj chain at other tiger reserves. Uncouth comments by the staff, unavailability of multiple items on the wine list and mostly excellent, but occasionally sub-par, food rates this a 3 only. The tents are very comfortable, with A/C, showers, bathtub and WC, and the grounds are pretty. Cold towels and a cold lemonade every time you return to the hotel is a very nice touch. The manager, Anand, is a true professional and wonderful to deal with.
tempchicago - chicago
Would the unpaved road thru Ranthambore ever end? It ended at Aman-i-khas where one is treated like royalty and a pampered kid. Greeted by the manager, Sumil, & asst mgr Ameet at check-in, we were escorted to the outside lounging couches- sat and served cold drinks and cold wash cloth. Our tent (#10) was clean, spacious and memorable. Being inside the tent, brought back the round-abouts of New Dehlli, Yes, inside the tent. Center of the vaulted ceiling (25 feet/ 7.5 m) with a hanging fan, was a leather couch/lounge daybed; around the perimeter were the bath/shower; dual sinks & closets; queen bed/desk; and finally, the dining and entrance areas. One had to round about the leather couch/day bed to get to the areas.....it was fun; and no vehicle, but our own foot traffic. There was daily laundry service and turn down service. Internet was available. Bath amenities are top notch: hand made soaps, ear buds, shampoo/conditioner; bath salts at the tub, shave kit; slippers and robes. There was a cooler of ice filled with bottle water and sodas. Provided were logoed polo shirts and baseaball cap for the safari outings about ten minutes drive to the national park. Got lucky as we saw the tigress "Lightning" in the morning. No tiger in the afternoon outing. There are lots of other animals about. The view from the top is of the valley below, spectacular On our return, cold drinks and cold towels to quench the October humidity. Food was great: breakfast with fresh juices and eggs to order; dinner selections were Indian and American cuisine if one chooses. There was a special dinner outside where the Chef cooked with large Toolas (traditional India stoves with wood fire); Chef was open to my questions on preparing the lamb so tender; and showed us how the naan (garlic) was made....so fresh and so delicious. Otherwise, dinner is served at the community area. Live Indian music, nightly was a nice touch, The organic garden was nice to see. The pool area was clean, lots towels provided; and bottled water. Kudos to Rahu, our go to buddy any time of the day/night; Driver and guide Shankar and Mukesh. God was looking down on Aman-i-khas as this place is heavenly.
JOHNJA888 - San Francisco, California
Visited here for 2 nights as part of our 16 night golden triangle tour of India for our honeymoon. This was one of the highlights of our trip. Fabulous warm welcome with cold drinks and towels and a greeting from all the staff before been swiftly transported to our amazing air conditioned tent. They call them tents but they are like a small luxury bungalows! Spotlessly clean, spacious with "his and hers" hand basin and lots of wardrobe space. Lovely big bath and shower and toilet facilities. A cosy living area and the most comfortable bed. The grounds are super and you will be mesmerised by the bird song. The pool is beautiful for relaxing at between game drives. Our batman "Kasey" spoiled us rotten and made us both cry on our last eve by secretly arranging for us to have the most romantic eve of our entire honeymoon. He organised 3 local musicians to serenade us whilst we enjoyed a fabulous meal for two under the stars surrounded by candles reflecting off the pool. A night to remember and cherish for ever. A big thank you to you and the entire team and management who ensured our 2 days with you were magical. We went on 3 game drives and saw one tiger and one leopard but know how lucky we were to see these. All the drivers and guides were brilliant and I'm sure went above and beyond requirements to ensure we saw a tiger! If we could give this place a higher rating we would. A fabulous must do destination.
The camp (10 minutes drive from the Ranthambore National Park gate) is amazing and somehow is even better in real life than in the photos. All that's been said before about the tents is true - huge, comfortable, beautifully appointed and spotless. If you prefer privacy ask for tents 1, 2, 3 or 10 - all the tents are the same but these are further away from the centre of the camp, and look away from the other tents. From the minute we arrived we were well looked after by KC: we could not have had a nicer or friendlier or more helpful and caring batman. All the staff were charming and came to wish us good luck for tiger spotting as we set off on each game drive, and when we came back KC welcomed us and we were brought cold towels and drinks. The whole purpose of Aman-I-Khas is the game drives and during our 3 night stay we did 6 - great fun and super-exhilarating when you see the big game. The morning drive means getting up at 5.15am for 5.45am departure, and the afternoon drive leaves the camp at 2.45pm, to maximise your chance of tiger spotting as you are in the Park when the tigers are most active. For each game drive KC provided us with everything, from tea, coffee, cakes, bananas, iced water (all in a proper wicker basket), to Deet, sun cream, brollies and macs (we needed them one day), and Aman-I-khas provided sun hats, slippers and a polo shirt. They even do your dhobi which is great as you get pretty dusty each trip. The Park is stunning and there's plenty to see as well as tigers, but the tigers are special to see. We saw 7, on 4 of the 6 drives, including a tigress with her cub. And 2 leopards. And much more. Just awesome. We were lucky we had the best team of driver (Shanker) and naturalist (Bobby) who were brilliant: knowledgeable but also fun and funny to be with, both great at tiger-finding and driving at top speed to get the best shots ("Ferrari Safari"). If you book at Aman-I-Khas make sure to request them as they made our game drives special and Bobby knows everyone and everything about the Park. When not on safari we relaxed in the camp, reading (excellent library) and chilling on day beds or by the pool, in the spa, and deciding which pashminas / rugs to buy from the guy who comes over every day. The food is plentiful and delicious. On our last evening KC laid on a special surprise candlelit dinner for us: he set up daybeds and cushions at the pool and organised musicians and an amazing thali feast. A special end for a truly special trip, thank you KC. If you want to see tigers and stay somewhere special that you'll remember forever, just book Aman-I-Khas.
avonside - UK
Luxury camping at its best, Aman style. It's a bit of a hassle to get to, three hours by car from Jaipur airport on bumpy roads but once there, this property will blow you away. The tents are amazing, with every amenity, and full on air-conditioning. It was 38C when we were there so we needed it. The grounds are beautiful, the food is amazing, the shawl guy Nitin has the most beautiful collection, the staff is fantastic. There's a beautiful pool to swim in or lie beside, and the spa tent is a must try after a hot and dusty game drive. I even had a private yoga session in the evening with the yoga teacher who was excellent. Major thanks to resort manager and Amit and his staff making our stay so wonderful. Also Pankaj, our guide in the park, who was so knowledgeable about tigers and led us to a mother and two cubs on day 2. Beautiful. An added benefit which has apparently never happened before was that a 200 kilo tigress wandered into the Aman camp while I was sitting on the porch after breakfast. Literally 20m away from me, without a care in the world.... made my trip!!