Anyone who has stayed in an Aman hotel in Asia before will not be surprised to learn that their new safari camp at Ranthambore takes the glamping concept to new heights of sophistication. Made of traditional cream-coloured canvas, the ten Mughal-style tents look like tents only from the outside. Once through the flaps, you could be in a stylish villa in Bali or Provence, complete with floor-to-ceiling drapes, luxurious king-sized beds, tropical hardwood floors, lustrous teak furniture and a spacious bathing area featuring a free-standing tub and rain shower.
Guests are assigned their own personal ‘batman’, who escorts you on drives in the park and activities at the property itself. There’s a heavenly pool, and tree-shaded terraces and cushioned nooks to lounge in during the hot times between safaris. Whether served banquet-style at the communal dining table, or al fresco around a roaring fire, meal times are similarly indulgent and atmospheric. The menu offers gourmet versions of traditional Rajput dishes, drawn from old royal cook books, but there are plenty of tempting Continental alternatives if you feel in need of a break from spices.