Perched on the edge of Rajasthan’s Bengal tiger habitat of Ranthambore National Park, Aman-i-Khás takes safari chic “glamping” to a whole new level. Meaning “special peace” in Sanskrit and Hindi, this exclusive tented camp reflects the lavish Maharaja hunting parties of old, offering 10 luxe tents, dedicated butler service, and an unrivaled setting amid one of the world’s most starkly beautiful wildernesses.

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Aman-i-Khas is an exclusive 10-tent property echoing the rich Moghul travelling tents of bygone days. Laid out in perfect symmetry, each identical tent is a divine haven of soaring steel frame canopies, colonial white cotton drapes, and minimal yet warm furnishings of dark mahogany and teak. There is very little fanfare in its elegance—the sumptuous king-size beds, indulgent bathing and dressing areas, soaking bathtubs, oversized daybeds, air conditioning, seamless Internet access, and dedicated batman (butler) service allowing the space to speak for itself. Stepping out onto the concrete patio brings with it the promise the crisp morning air and the expansive beauty of Ranthambore National Park spread out before you.

Meandering along the linear stone paths surrounded by high wild grasses, guests would be remiss not to visit Aman-i-Khás’ Spa Tent, the relaxation hub of the camp offering a range of massages, scrubs, facials, Reiki sessions, guided yoga and meditation, and traditional henna art using local herbs and spices. Alternatively, the well-stocked Lounge Tent is the perfect spot to unwind with a novel or board game while taking stock of the local handicrafts and sundries available for purchase.

Adjacent to the Lounge Tent is the Dining Tent, whose large communal table and flickering evening candlelight serve as the setting for delicious feasts of traditional Indian fare throughout the day. Most meals are created using veggies and herbs grown in the camp’s own organic garden and are just as often served outside either privately under the trees or amid the informal camaraderie of the fire pit. Aman-i-Khás guests are likely to convene around its warming fires in between safari outings or at the camp’s bawadi pool, modeled after the ancient step-wells of India for a refreshing and private post-safari dipping spot. This water source is also perfect for bird watching, with 350 unique bird species regularly flitting among the surrounding dhok trees and bushy scrub.

Mornings begin early at Aman-i-Khás as guests embark on expertly guided nature walks and open-top jeep safaris into the exotic wildlife sanctuary of Ranthambore National Park. The core of the park is one of the finest places in India to witness wild tigers in their natural habitat. Once the hunting ground of the Maharajah of Jaipur, the park became a designated sanctuary in 1955 and a Project Tiger conservation area in 1973 and now boasts a stable population of 50 or so tigers. Besides Bengals, Ranthambore is also home to leopards, hyenas, sloth bears, wild boar, sambar and spotted deer, and crocodile-filled lakes.

When not prowling for wildlife, guests of Aman-i-Khás can explore the region’s colorful rural villages, ancient forts, and crumbling temple ruins, including the dramatic hilltop Khandar Fort and the 10th century Ranthambore Fort, considered one of the oldest strongholds in the country.

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