Khem Villas

Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve

The land on which Khem Villas stands on the edge of Ranthambhore Park was bought in 1989 by Dr Goverdhan Singh, a medical doctor, son of Legendary Tiger Man Fateh Singh Rathor to save tigers and support sustainable development.  After restoring the land into a natural habitat, Goverdhan’s wife, Usha convinced him in 2006 to convert their home into a small jungle lodge.  Today the comfortable lodge is set in nearly twenty five acres of wilderness including a small lake, dense forest and open grassland from which guests can enjoy the amazing local flora and fauna.  Cottage roofs are made from thatch grown on site and bathrooms are lined with local sandstone.

Khem Villas helps to fund the Prakratik Society, an NGO set up by Dr Singh in 1994 to help the local community to become less dependent on the park and its resources.  The Society runs a hospital, school, renewable energy projects and an organic farm and dairy which supply food for the lodge. 

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Rooms

Three types of accommodation: Luxury Cottages; Luxury Tents and Standard Rooms in the main building. The Luxury Cottages are stand alone bungalows with their own private verandah and private open air shower and bath. The tents are traditional Shikar tents with hot and cold running water. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. The Standard Rooms are air-conditioned with en suite bathrooms.

Meals

Indian, Western and Oriental Cusine. All meals at Khem Villas are vegetarian (eggs and milk products included). Most of it is grown organically at the lodge.

Facilities

Six kms of walks in the grounds; small plunge pool to cool off; Ayurvedic Spa and Yoga centre.

Activities

Twice daily game drives in park; nature and bird walks with the lodge’s expert naturalists; fort visit, village walks and visits to the lodge’s conservation projects.

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