UK +44 (0)1367 850566

USA 1-855-216-5040

Royal Tented Luxury Lodges

These small, often luxurious boutique style camps are found all over Rajasthan - from the Thar desert too Nimaj, overlooking a lake outside the tiger reserves in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and occupying locations on the outskirts of Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Jaipur.

  • Royal Tented Luxury Lodges 1.jpg
  • Royal Tented Luxury Lodges 2.jpg
  • Royal Tented Luxury Lodges 3.jpg
  • Royal Tented Luxury Lodges 4.jpg
  • Royal Tented Luxury Lodges 5.jpg

India is full of beautiful palaces and forts that have been turned into hotels. However, sometimes getting away from it all in the middle of nowhere is equally attractive, and to do that one may have to camp. But this isn't camping as we know it: this is pure luxury. Below, find our round-up of the best tented camps in India.

Jawai Leopard Camp

Lying at the heart of an untrammelled wilderness, where leopards roam wild and free, is SUJÁN’s Jawai Camp. Staying true to our goals for conservation without compromising comfort, JAWAI has 10 luxurious tents, each with oodles of space and privacy that rest encapsulated in a landscape surrounded by craggy granite formations of caves, kopjes, Anogeissus scrub and winding sand river–beds.

The vibrant Rabari herdsmen who have shared this landscape with wildlife for centuries signify the organic and continuing link between local culture and wildlife, a relationship SUJÁN is deeply committed to nurturing, in the face of rapid change as a means of fulfilling our commitment to conservation; of cultures and wildlife.

These aims are: a preservation of the Earth as a source of life through low-impact eco-tourism, wedding local cultures and communities to this model through commerce and enterprise, and sharing our creation with a partnership of like-mindedness across the world. Our model becomes a method for the preservation of the earth and a SUJÁN camp becomes the centre of a custodianship for our environs.

The Serai, Jaisalmer

The only way to experience the desert in style, this super-luxe camp and spa is set on a private estate outside the walls of the ancient city. The standard tented suites clock in at over 1,000 square feet while the luxury suites come with a private walled garden and a heated private pool. Guests are encouraged to go on camel safaris into the desert, explore the historical fort or view the wonderfully intricate Jain temples. With the Suján spa to help unwind after a long day, The Serai is the perfect desert tented camp.

Chhatra Sagar, Nimaj

Located on the top of a 19th century dam, this resort overlooks the reservoir beneath and the fertile greenery of the Jodhpur desert oasis. Chhatra Sagar is perfect for bird watchers and stargazers, as well as those searching for that ultimate big sky experience. The luxurious tents are decked out in elegant local fabrics and all come with expansive views over the water beneath.

Royal Tented Camp

A movable feast, the Royal Tented Camp migrates around India to coincide with some of its most iconic festivals - the Pushkar Camel Fair, out in the desert of Rajasthan, the World Spirit Sufi Festival that takes place in the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur and the annual livestock fair at Nagaur. The tents are decorated in warm Indian fabrics and while not as luxurious as some of their counterparts above, they are the ideal way to immerse yourself in the festivities.

The Ultimate Travelling Camp

Essentially a pop-up criss-crossing India to land in out-of-the-way places, the Ultimate Travelling Camp is comprised of individually designed tents with en-suite bathrooms, crisp linen and your very own butler. They first appeared in Ladakh, from where they are moving to Kohima in Nagaland for the Hornbill Festival and then onto Dudhwa National Park. The camp can also be privately booked if money is no object.

The Explorations Company, where no two journeys have ever been the same

Would you like to know more?

Our team can help prepare a unique itinerary that best suits your personal interests  – no pressure, just
support and advice. Please complete your information and we will be in touch in no time.

As a guide, the cost of our extraordinary and utterly bespoke journeys tends to start from $1200 per person per day excluding international flights.

Can we take your details

About your journey

30 years badge

How many people in your party?

Children under 12

Explore with The Explorations Company

By Marcela Kunova - 20th April 2017

Nicola Shepherd, founder and CEO of The Exploration Company, organises unusual trips for HNW and UHNW clients ranging from birthday parties at an Indian Maharajah's palace to reliving Sir Vivian Fuchs's 1950s expedition to the South Pole. Citywealth caught ...

View Forward facing arrow

Our Guarantees To You

Premium service from one of the world's most knowledgeable travel companies

24/7 contact number

Your holiday is fully protected by the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018

Flight-Inclusive Bonding: We are licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority and hold ATOL Number 7159

Flight-Exclusive bonding: Your holiday is further protected by our membership of ABTOT Membership Number 5197