The Dera Kumbhalgarh Kumbhalgarh, India

“A good-value hideaway, just two kilometres from magnificent Kumbhalgarh Fort. Simple but comfortable accommodation in a wild, scenic landscape. There’s a brand-new swimming pool and spa as well as superb local food.”

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“If you’re looking for something low-key but comfortable near Kumbhalgarh Fort, Jamna Shankar Ameta’s ‘tent hotel’ may be the perfect place for you. When it opened in 2006, there were just seven tents, but today, 24 rooms are scattered on a forested hillside. The eight shiny-new rooms lack character, but have modern bathrooms and private balconies with lovely views of the palm-fringed swimming pool and the valley beyond. The 11 cottages and five tents are more basic but have much more character. Each one has a different theme, for example, the colourful murals of the maharana and regal four-poster bed in room 109 conjure up notions of royal Rajasthan; another room is decorated with delightful paintings of Indian wildlife. The tents can get a little chilly, but the eager staff will happily bring you a heater and extra quilts. Bathrooms are simple, with canvas roofs, a basin, a hanging rail and a hand-held shower. For the best valley views, book tent 111. Scrumptious local vegetarian dishes can be served in the tented dining room or on your private terrace or balcony. There’s no wi-fi here, but at The Dera, it’s all about listening to the birds and the bees, watching butterflies and, of course, visiting the majestic Kumbhalgarh Fort around the corner.”

Written by  Laura Griffith-Jones

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Facilities

Sit-out Terrace
Outdoor dining
Communal Dining
Towelling robes
Wifi
Garden
Swimming Pool
Restaurant
Air conditioning

Activities

Learning
Folk dances
Sights nearby
Kumbhalgarh Fort
Safari
Horse, camel, jeep and cycle safaris

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24 rooms from $49 per night

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Recommended for

Local exploring
Total relaxation

Activities

Learning
Folk dances
Sights nearby
Kumbhalgarh Fort
Safari
Horse, camel, jeep and cycle safaris

Other highlights

Sit-out Terrace
Less £
Views
To Kumbhalgarh Fort
Tented Camp
Restaurant
Full of character

Hotel size

24 rooms
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