WHAT: Ten luxury tents set in a quiet rural area bordering one of the finest tiger reserves in the world, open from October until the end of April.
WHERE: On the fringe of Ranthambhore National Park in Rajasthan, once the hunting grounds of the Maharajah of Jaipur.
WHY: The experience at Aman-i-Khás is focused on viewing wildlife. Each 108sq m air-conditioned tent echoes a rich Mughal style with “rooms” separated by cotton drapes, and minimal and unobtrusive furniture that mimics the traveling camps of an earlier time. Meals are often served in different locations throughout the grounds, and dinner in winter concludes around a roaring outdoor fire. For morning or afternoon excursions to the Park, the camp operates four-wheel drive, open-top vehicles customized for safari viewing. Camel safaris through the outskirts of the park and traditional villages are also available.