Welcome to Chhatra Sagar, one of the first glamping experiences in Rajasthan built around simple luxuries – that of looking at the sunrise over the reservoir from the comfort of your bed, in beautifully handcrafted tents designed for generous views from every pull-up canvas window ,fragrant with floating roses and ensuite bathrooms. See the pastoral lifestyles of rural communities increasingly becoming a rare sight, be with nature and all things wild and natural, relish home cooked dishes locally sourced and what is seasonally grown and available, wind down to a relaxing sunset and dine under inky winter skies, before calling it a night – still, peaceful and warmed by the ubiquitous hot water bottle.
Chhatra Sagar was set up in the year 2000 with just 6 tents on the dam overlooking the rain-fed reservoir, the idea was to continue the conservation ideology initiated by thier great grandfather, wedged between an over-farmed landscape and heavily mined Aravallis. This was a land held in balance between the Seervi farmers and the Gujjars, the shepherd community - a strategic synergy which only helped the land the farmer harvested and nourished the livestock the Gujjars owned. It helped immensely tto be off the main link road that connected Jaipur and Jodhpur, a perfect stop after four hours of driving on country roads to continue rested and refreshed to Jodhpur, just over two hours away. Living on the estate behind the campsite, the family who owned Chhatra Sagar welcomed world travellers - whom came here to rest, enjoyed the sunrise and sunsets, dined under the stars, saw rural Rajasthan in a way that was genuine and non-intrusive.
Chhatra Sagar has evolved as a destination in itself- every service, facility and experience is dictated by nature left to flourish and the community who gracefully ensure that your stay is perfect in every way. All the work with the community and the land around has resulted in a camping experience that matches the camping lifestyles of the days of erstwhile royalty.
Synergy and partnerships are key to Chhatra Sagar – nature and man; community and the camp; water, birds and animals and ultimately the traveler and the Chhatra Sagar family. This is seen in every aspect of the guest experience, what he sees and does is less to do what has been created and more of what Chhatra Sagar has sustained and cherished. When the camp is set up during the last week of September after the ritual ‘summer hibernation’, the entire community joins in the pitching and setting up, endless cups of tea are made and served, floors are re-plastered and decorated with beautiful patterns to welcome another season with guests from around the world.
Chhatra Sagar has over the years carefully trained people from the village choosing them for their inherent skills and the match is perfect, the shoe maker’s son heads housekeeping for his trained eye for detailing and perfection while some women from the village work in the camp kitchen which serves the family as well as the guests.
This was one of the highlights of our two weeks touring in Rajasthan - our one regret is that our packed schedule only allowed for a one night stay. With hindsight and having now experienced the...
We spent one night in Chhatra Sagar last week - it was absolutely lovely. Complete peace and serenity after the hustle and bustle of Jaipur. The tents were extremely comfortable, the food was very...
This family run five star camp is beautifully set-up and run. The family provide personal attention and all staff were very efficient and polite. Set up on the dam wall all tens gave fabulous views...
Nearest Airport : Jodhpur-115 Km
Nearest Railway Station : Ajmer - 95 Km
Nearest Bus Station : Barr - 20 km
100% retention if cancelled one month prior to arrival
All vouchers to be received at least a month before arrival.
Important informations like driver and local handling agent details, meal allergies / preferences to be notified in advance for smooth check-in.
Accompanying escorts / Tour guides have to make their own arrangements for stay
For groups - rooming & naming list along with voucher to be sent 90 days before arrival