As the world continues to adapt and reawaken, new possibilities for exploration and discovery begin to arise, Aman India properties reopen.
While wanderlust remains, many are unlocking a new pathway to escapism, experiencing all that is extraordinary, perhaps a little closer to home. Amanbagh reopened on 1 September whereas Aman-i-Khas is set to reopen on 1 October.
A secluded sanctuary in the Aravalli Hills of rural Rajasthan, Amanbagh’s towering palms and eucalyptus trees are ready once again to welcome guests into a hidden oasis. Until 31 March 2021, residents of India can experience these tranquil, often deserted surroundings as a welcome escape from the frenzy of everyday life with exclusive rates for the new ‘Restful Seclusion’ in Rural Rajasthan experience.
Carefully curated for locals seeking a luxury retreat, the offer affords guests the opportunity to explore Rajasthan – the perfect place for relaxation, escapism and a wealth of cultural discovery – from the comfort of Amanbagh’s embrace. With a holistic Aman Spa and the Sariska National Park on its doorstep, Amanbagh is a welcome solace.
Amanbagh will also provide the platform for Aman’s innovative Ayurveda Traditional Medicine Immune Support Retreat. For a minimum of four nights, guests will receive an initial wellness consultation from the resort’s resident Ayurveda physician, followed by a tailored wellness programme for the days ahead.
Each day throughout the retreat, guests will enjoy an immune-supporting shot, a selection of restorative herbal teas, a daily private movement session, a bespoke Ayurveda spa treatment, guided walks at sunrise and morning group yoga sessions. Throughout the stay, healthy daily breakfast can be enjoyed, with recipes using the freshest local produce from Amanbagh’s organic garden.
As part of the programme, guests will also receive abhyanga; a massage using warm Ayurvedic herbal oils, encouraging a deep cleansing of body and mind. The resort’s Ayurveda garden is home to almost 100 different species of herbs, and the green-fingered experts at Amanbagh are currently working hard to double this figure by October. Also, new this year, Amanbagh’s Farm to Fork Journey involves guests choosing their own vegetables from the resort’s gardens to create a special dish with the chef for lunch.
Set on the threshold of Ranthambore National Park, home to the majestic Bengal Tiger, Aman-i-Khas is a secluded wilderness camp offering exclusivity and a one-in-a-lifetime experience in rural Rajasthan re-opening on 1 October.
Following the camp’s reopening, its expansive grounds are revealed in a new two-night ‘Wilderness Break’ with exclusive rates for residents of India. With all meals, soft beverages and laundry included, the experience allows plenty of time to unearth the secrets of nearby Ranthambhore Fort or relax around the tree-lined swimming pool where only the subtle sound of birdsong interrupts the silence. Further enjoyment awaits at nightfall, where guests gather around the sunken firepit, exchanging stories from the day-gone-by beneath a starlit sky. Until 31 May 2021, groups catching up with family and friends and desiring a private insight into the destination can now commandeer the camp as their own by booking the 10 tents on an exclusive basis via the new ‘A Camp of Your Own’ experience.
Camp life is influenced by its natural surroundings with thoughtfully crafted cuisine utilising ingredients that have been harvested on nearby farms or sourced from one of the camp’s three organic gardens. Supplying over 80 different varieties of fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers, each 1,500 sq-m organic garden has its own separate location in the camp to protect the produce from inquisitive local wildlife. The camp’s Mushroom Hut successfully produces fresh oyster and button mushrooms and following the monsoon season the chefs collect a wilder species of mushroom from the nearby mountains. Further efforts to improve on the camp’s self-sufficiency and to protect its precious surroundings can be seen in the various on-going conservation efforts that are carried out by the team.