Rajasthan, India

Chhatra Sagar Tents

Rates from (ex tax)$464.86

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (INR34,500.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Pitched perfect

Setting

The beautiful and the dam

Experience historic Rajasthan at luxury camp Chhatra Sagar Tents. A row of crisp, white, hand-tailored tents sit atop the dam of a glittering reservoir; the 728-hectare hotel recalls the India of a bygone era. Run by the same family who have lived on the property for centuries, the camp’s service is informed by generations of handed-down local knowledge: the kitchen prepares dishes from treasured family recipes, and the native guides are experts in tracking the most elusive wildlife. Home comforts are reassuringly modern: each tent has a fluffy bed and hot running water, and a tip-top cup of tea – or something a little stiffer – can be taken wherever and whenever you decide to kick back and relax.

Smith Extra

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A champagne dinner for two on a hilltop and a tent upgrade (subject to availability)

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

11 tents.

Check–Out

Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 10am.

Rates

Double rooms from $464.86 (INR30,000), excluding tax at 15 per cent. Chhatra Sagar Tents is unable to accept payment by credit card.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (INR34,500.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates include all meals and non-alcoholic drinks.

Also

Rustle up a Rajasthani feast in a cooking class. Staff prepare dishes using generations-old family recipes, using fish and home-grown vegetables to make tasty curries.

Hotel closed

Chhatra’s tent flaps are down from April to October.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout, on-site parking. In rooms: a shaded veranda, locally made textiles and free bottled water.

Our favourite rooms

Each of the camp’s 11 tents is equally spacious with colourful detailing and locally woven fabrics, and a granite bathroom; however, the hilltop tents offer the most privacy and panoramic lake views.

Packing tips

No need to tote along binoculars: there’s a stash aspiring bird-watchers can borrow from the hotel, to better peep at more than 200 species of native birds.

Also

Room rates includes a bird-watching tour or visit to the local village.

Children

All ages are welcome, but the camp’s proximity to the reservoir means that any children who aren't confident swimmers must be closely supervised.

Eco‐friendly

The resort’s very eco-conscious, serving local produce, which is then cooked using home-prepared, sustainable fuel. Filtered waste water is used to keep the grounds green, and Chhatra’s very community-minded: staff are all local, and the tents are hand-stitched by tailors from the surrounding area.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Seek a candlelit terrace table to watch as the sun melts into the horizon.

Dress Code

Savanna chic.

Hotel restaurant

All meals are served in the dining tent, which overlooks the reservoir. Spicy Rajasthani dishes – vegetarian curries with farm-fresh produce, and tender mutton and chicken dishes – are very likely nabbed from someone’s great grandma. The kitchen staff use site-grown ingredients wherever possible.

Hotel bar

Drinks are served whenever and wherever they’re desired, but after dinner, a slice of tree trunk near the campfire is set with assorted enticements. On balmy evenings, a sunset bar pops up in the bush across the reservoir or atop the hill.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 7am till 9am or 10am, lunch from 1pm to 2.30pm and dinner from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Room service

To avoid luring unwanted visitors into your tent, keep it food-free.

Location

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Address
Chhatra Sagar Tents
Chhatra Sagar Dist. Pali - Marwar
Rajasthan
306 303
Rajasthan
India

Planes

Fly in to Jodhpur Airport, where daily flights arrive from New Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai. Chhatra Sagar is a two-hour drive away; on request, one-way transfers can be arranged for INR4,500.

Trains

Ajmer Junction railway station, two hours from the hotel by car, is a major national hub, and offers connections to all major cities in north India. One-way transfers can be arranged for INR4,500.

Automobiles

Due to poorly maintained roads and frenetic traffic, driving in India isn’t recommended. But, if you must hire a car, the camp is only five kilometres from the national highway, by way of a well maintained road.

Worth getting out of bed for

Chhatra Sagar’s naturally beautiful setting can keep even the most ardent city-slickers occupied for days. Wake to sunrise vistas in your east-facing tent and turn your binoculars to the watering hole to spy the crowd of birds and other creatures gathered there. Bespoke itineraries include taking tea with neighbouring villagers, jeep tours and ox-cart rides. To better explore the lake, book a boat ride (available when the water level is high enough). Outdoorsy types can take archery lessons or gaze up at the stars after dinner, as a guide points out the constellations.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this lakeside retreat in Rajasthan and unpacked their binoculars and jodhpurs, a full account of their ‘immersed in nature’ break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Chhatra Sagar Tents in India…

Pinkies up and mind your 'Ps and Qs': luxury camp Chhatra Sagar Tents harks back to the days of the British Raj, when visiting dignitaries would engage in sporting pursuits and spice-laden feasts. These days, the descendents of the original owner maintain the spirit of escapism – and the exceptional dining. Overlooking a reservoir, where deer, antelope and hundreds of species of migratory bird gather each day, Chhatra Sagar can feel more like a scene from a nature documentary than real life. Each of the 11 tents was made locally, using colourful Rajasthani textiles, and placed to face sunrise over the reservoir. Though guests bed down in tents, showers have plenty of hot water, WiFi is available and drinks are available at the ready; request them at sunset, when the wildlife activity picks up and cocktails are soundtracked by birdsong.

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