Need to know
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 10am.
Double rooms from $501.49 (INR34,500), excluding tax at 28 per cent. Raas Chhatrasagar is unable to accept payment by credit card.
Rates include breakfast.
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. Stays over 24 or 31 December include a compulsory gala dinner, which is INR4,000 a person.
Chhatra’s tent flaps are down from April to October.
At the hotel
Pool, spa, free WiFi throughout, on-site parking. In rooms: shaded outdoor lounges, locally made textiles and unlimited purified water in glass bottles.
Our favourite rooms
Each of the camp’s 20 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.
The heated outdoor swimming pool is infinity-edged and dotted with sun loungers.
The boutique Raas spa offers an array of massages and Ayurvedic treatments.
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.
Room rates includes a bird-watching tour or visit to the local village.
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.
The resort has a heart of green – there's no plastic used anywhere in the camp and the restaurants serve only local produce, cooked with sustainable fuel. Filtered waste water is used to keep the grounds green. Chhatra has a community-minded spirit, too: the staff are all local and the tents are hand-stitched by local tailors.