Dam topping tents overlooking a desert oasis
Facilities & services
- 13 luxury tents
- Traditional Rajasthani cuisine
- Farm and village tours
- Bird watching
- Jeep safari
The history of the unique Chhatra Sagar dates back to the late nineteenth century when a powerful nobleman decided to dam a seasonal stream that ran through his estate, thus creating a lush reservoir oasis out of desert, turning scrub into farmland where people were invited to settle.
Atop this life giving structure, 11 serene luxury tents now sit with incredible views out across the lake, while two other tents overlook the whole scene from the top of a hill. All are spacious, comfortably furnished with locally crafted furniture, and have well-appointed private facilities.
Today’s owners have encapsulated the legendary sporting parties held here by their dam building great grandfather over a century ago, with the high teas and exotic dinners of that period relished by visiting dignitaries lovingly recreated. Whether in the dining tent overlooking the lake or by the campfire under a canopy of stars, the food is exquisite – held as some of the best in Rajasthan – with traditional recipes prepared in the family kitchen using fresh farm produce.
The descendants of the people invited here still live around the reservoir, farmers and shepherds with an almost unchanged way of life that you can experience on farm and village tours. The pristine wetlands and scrub beyond are a haven to over 200 bird species and the camp organizes birding walks along a maze of trails.
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