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Utsav Camp Sariska

Tehla, Sariska Tiger Reserve

Utsav Camp Sariska is a contemporary, peaceful retreat in a remote area of India’s Tehla region. On the southern side of the Sariska Tiger Reserve, surrounded by jagged boulders, deciduous forests and the rolling Aravalli hills, Utsav offers the perfect mix of luxury and minimalist living. Elegant bungalows and rustically-styled stone cabins immerse you in the sprawling landscape; each one engages you instantly with the surroundings, whilst offering a cosy space to return to after a day's exploring. Daybeds on private terraces set the tone for looking out at the view, and stargazing (without light pollution) into midnight skies.

It’s the whole package that makes us love this resort. Everything feels beautifully crafted, with a real sense that your experience - whilst sumptuous - will sit lightly on the landscape. Founder Luv Shekhawat’s dual expertise in naturalism and hospitality shine through: this resort is designed to make guests fall in love with the landscape, as he did. With no WiFi in the cabins themselves, it's the ideal place to switch off and tune back into nature, so sit back and breathe deep…

Location

In the middle of the sweeping Rajasthan wilderness, on the edges of the Sariska Tiger Reserve, this stylish tented camp-style resort is just 2.5 hours from Jaipur and 4 hours from Delhi.

A little more detail

  • Safaris & stargazing

  • Trekking & hill-climbing

  • Birdwatching 

  • Ancient ruins

From a client…

I’ve travelled to many destinations, but Utsav Camp is still my favourite place to be. I hope you’ll fall in love with it as much as I have.

Luv Shekhawat, Utsav founder & naturalist

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Exterior of terrace restaurant with terracotta plant pots and greenery
Utsav Camp Sariska
Double room with open front leading to private terrace
Stone Cabin at Utsav Camp Sariska
Roof terrace with bar overlooking the landscape
Al fresco dining at Utsav Camp Sariska
Chairs and table overlooking landscape
Private terrace at Utsav Camp Sariska
Outdoor seating area at sunset
Sheltered space at Utsav Camp Sariska
Yoga mats set out on the rooftop terrace
Roof terrace yoga at Utsav Camp Sariska

Why we love it

Discover what to expect from staying at Utsav Camp Sariska

Location, location, location…

This resort is all about making the most of the ‘where’: putting the wild Rajasthan landscape centre stage and giving guests a front row seat. On the fringes of the Sariska Tiger Reserve, it’s almost compulsory to take a safari into the protected haven to catch sight of some of the region’s extraordinary wildlife. Keep an eye out for hyenas, deer, wild boar, leopards, and even the tracks that show when tigers have been roaming nearby. Trek through nearby trails in the company of an expert naturalist, watch the trees for a myriad bird species coming in to roost, and hike high into the hills to look out over the landscape.

Style with substance

The beautifully designed spaces at Utsav prove that you can have an elegant and contemporary resort with a true eye to responsible tourism. The placement of the bungalows has been carefully thought out so as not to disturb the trees, which shelter elegantly between the structures, co-existing. Sustainable practice is at the heart of the operation, with everything from staff travel to produce and ingredients following a low-mileage model. Many of the fruits and vegetables for the resort’s dining are sourced from their own pesticide- and chemical-free garden, and manure from the resident dairy herd nourishes the land.

What can you do there?

Wake early to the gentle sounds of the Rajasthan wilderness and enjoy a few quiet moments on your private terrace just taking it all in. Head out on an early-morning safari with an expert naturalist, or head to the rooftop forest lounge for a grounding yoga session. Trek into the boulder-covered hills, cool off with a refreshing swim in the outdoor pool, find a quiet space to unwind with a favourite book, and settle into the region’s gentle rhythms. Enjoy beautifully-prepared dishes with al fresco dining and sip something warm as you watch the darkening sky fill with stars.

Sustainable by Design

The Utsav Camp has a commitment to sustainability, with the landscape and wildlife at the heart of the resort, and everything is done to ensure a light touch. Staff and produce are local, solar panels and water saving are embedded, and there’s not a single-use plastic bottle in sight.

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