Sujan Reopens for the Winter Season with New Experiences Available to Enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Forts in Ranthambhore and Jaisalmer

SUJAN ( reopens its Relais & Chateaux luxury tented camps this month for the Winter 2013 season.  The Serai, the ultimate desert oasis, in Jaisalmer, opens on 24th September, followed by Sher Bagh, Ranthambhore’s original safari camp, close the the world renowned Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, on 1st October.

Both properties offer an ideal base from which to explore two of the legendary forts of Rajasthan, which have just been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status: the ancient 10th Century Sawai Madhopur Fort located within the Ranthambhore National Park and the golden 12th Century Jaisalmer Fort, the world’s largest living citadel.  SUJAN’s team of attentive and highly knowledgeable staff and historians will arrange guided tours into areas of each Fort, which have not yet been revealed to the public.

Also new for Winter 2013 is the SUJAN Romance Package, offering exceptional honeymoon experiences either in the quiet romance of the desert or amidst the excitement of the jungle, with a glass of champagne on arrival, a complimentary couple massage and a private dinner set up within the grounds of each property.

The Call of The Wild at Ranthambhore

The Ranthambhore National Park has seen a surge in wildlife sightings  of game, including tigers, with a summer ‘baby boom’ as three Tigresses have given birth to cubs and at least 11 young tigers are ready to disperse and start families of their own.

Located on the edge of the National Park, Sher Bagh’s 12 hand-stitched canvas tents with  en-suite bathrooms and private sit out areas along with the hand crafted swimming pool, looking onto the Aravalli mountains, and The Jungle Spa offer welcome respite after exhilarating game drives and excursions.

Guests experience luxury with a conscience as 70% of the hotel staff is drawn from the local community.  Sher Bagh supports surrounding villages through a number of initiatives including educational workshops, recycling and reforestation whilst working very closely with the Department of Forests in patrolling and monitoring exercises around the Park.

Indulgence in the Thar Desert

Each of The Serai’s 21 tents offer spacious living areas, filled with antiques and six of the Luxury Tented Suites offer private plunge pools.  At sunset, guests enjoy spectacular views from the privacy of their tents or outlying sand dunes.  Al fresco dinners are enjoyed listening to the haunting melodies of the desert, performed by Manganiar tribesmen, the custodians of a musical tradition as ancient as the forts of this enchanted land.

Guests are encouraged to take a break from the tourist trail and indulge in a new Wellness Offer.  For an additional charge of 4000 INR (£40 GBP approx) enjoy one daily treatment at The SUJAN Spa, choosing from a menu created by Raison D’Etre using indigenous herbs and oils from the Thar desert, a seasonal juice and the opportunity to prepare Rajasthani desert cuisine with the resident Chef using fresh produce from the Organic Vegetable & Herb Garden.

About daltonkakoty

I am Director of a specialist travel PR Agency, Dalton Kakoty PR,, which specialises in luxury travel to India and the subcontinent. I am passionate about all things related to my motherland - be it heritage, culture, cuisine, spas, safari and sport (i.e. cricket!)
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