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Cottage at Khem Villas

Khem Villas

Ranthambhore National Park, India

An oasis of calm and tranquility, Khem Villas sits within thick forest and natural grassland, making it a haven for local wildlife such as foxes, crocodiles, deer, jungle cats and jackals, which can often be spotted within the grounds. The property also attracts various birdlife thanks to a number of small lakes.

Three accommodation options are available, including cottages, tents and rooms in the main building. All of the accommodation options have been built using locally-sourced materials.


Khem Villas is possibly the most welcoming property in Ranthambhore National Park. Its environmental ethos and wildlife-friendly location also makes it a rewarding option for nature enthusiasts.


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The property offers three room choices. The cottages are spacious and secluded, finished with teak furniture. They feature an open-air bath and an outdoor shower, as well as a furnished patio area looking out into the gardens. The luxury tents are a popular choice with families. Each one has wooden floors, teak furniture and a small terrace area with seating that looks out over the tiger reserve. The property also has a handful of well-appointed double rooms in the main building, each with large bay windows looking out across the grounds. Spacious and tastefully decorated, they feature wooden floors and teak furniture.


Khem Villas is just a short jeep ride from the entrance of Ranthambhore National Park, with fantastic views of the surrounding landscape.

Food and drink

There's one restaurant at Khem Villas. Local and international vegetarian food is prepared by the property’s chefs, who use ingredients sourced from the organic farms on site. All food is vegetarian. The property also features an indoor bar with a relaxed, homely feel, serving a variety of beverages. 


Families will especially enjoy a few nights in Khem Villas’ luxury tented accommodation. Children can take tours of the property’s organic farms and are given the opportunity to meet the resident cows.


Honeymoon couples can enjoy a private dining experience set up in a secluded area of the grounds on request.

Facilities and activities

In the main building is a cozy library, which is attached to the bar. From the hotel guests can embark on nature walks with a local and experienced naturalist. Birdwatching is also possible from the property.

Environmental and social responsibility

Environmental and social responsibility is very important at Khem Villas. The property has been built using locally-sourced materials and skills and is staffed by local people. It also uses its organic farms to produce food used in the meals cooked for guests. 

The property supports two NGOs which were set up by the original owner. Tiger Watch seeks to protect against the loss of natural habitat and tiger poaching, while Ranthambore Foundation provides healthcare and education for surrounding villages.

Local excursions

During your stay at the Khem Villas, we'd recommend a number of local excursions, including safaris into Ranthambhore National Park and a visit to Ranthambore Fort.

Spa Facilities

There is a small spa at Khem Villas offering Ayurveda therapies.

Tour ideas in Ranthambhore National Park

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Khem Villas as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

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      Game Drives in Ranthambhore

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