After driving for almost 3 hours from the Jaipur city, we finally reached our tent villa Sultan Bagh. This place is heaven for people who want to take a break from the chaotic city life to fall on nature’s lap. We were greeted by the guard in an authentic Gadikhamba (Rajasthani Namaste), and then we parked our car right in front of the hotel and made our way to the maharaja tent after the check-in formalities, which hardly took 5 minutes.
The hotel is located around 190 KMs from the Jaipur city.
Simplicity in its decor and soothing environment differentiates Sultanbagh from extravagant hotel chains. It is spread across the lustrous green fields, the resort has various categories of tents with different specifications. It also has an organic farm and swimming pool. We went there during fall so couldn’t take the leisure of swimming. But, we did enjoy soaking ourselves under the bright sunlight for long hours.
At first, I was quite sceptical about staying in a tent. But I was sold as soon as I saw the tent. I couldn’t keep my excitement and jump on to the fluffy and bright coloured mattress at the patio even before stepping inside the tent. The bedroom was equipped with basic amenities. One of the most concerning aspects of staying in a tent was a bathroom with good hygiene conditions. That’s where Sultanbagh scored very well. The bathroom was very clean and quite spacious with earthy decor. Though only disappointment was the scarcity of hot water, which was a basic need in December.
Have a look at our experience
Simply Delicious!! The freshness of their homegrown vegetables can be sensed in every single bite. All three meals of the day were served at their centrally located restaurant on the specific timings. I’d recommend booking the package with all 3 meals included since there is nothing outside. Apart from that, we ordered evening tea in our tent only.
Bonfire in the evening while enjoying the wine and Rajasthani folk music was an unforgettable experience. We online booked our jungle safari experience of Ranthambore National park from the government website (http://www.forest.rajasthan.gov.in/content/raj/forest/en/forest-department/fmdss-.html). The staff helped us in obtaining some kind of token number (yes, it is required even if you have booked online) for a small fee of Rs 500.
Cons that you should not ignore:
- They don’t have heaters – I mean seriously. Management should really consider buying oil heated radiators which are safe and as well as serve the purpose in chilly weather
- They don’t have a proper menu which basically is a problem if you are staying here for long and having all the meals in the resort
Connecting with nature doesn’t need any special occasion. So, pack your bags this weekend and plan a trip to Ranthambore to spot tigers.