India’s Jawai Leopard Luxury Camp

  • A room at the Jawai Leopard Camp.

    A room at the Jawai Leopard Camp.

  • Inside one of the camp's tented suites.

    Inside one of the camp's tented suites.

  • The camp encompasses eight plushly appointed tented suites.

    The camp encompasses eight plushly appointed tented suites.

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Surrounded by craggy granite hills in the scrublands of southern Rajasthan, India’s newest glamping retreat, Jawai Leopard Camp, mixes wildlife and the good life in equal measure. Located halfway between Jodphur and Udaipur on the Jawai River, the encampment comprises just eight plushly appointed tented suites alongside a library, a spa, and a fleet of customized jeeps for the twice-daily game drives, on which guests are likely to spot not only leopards, but also wolves, antelope, sloth bears, and crocodiles. For a tamer experience, culture buffs can explore the Jain temples of Ranakpur and the World Heritage–listed Kumbhalgarh Fort, both within an hour’s drive of the camp (introductory rates from US$646, double, meals included). –David Tse

This article originally appeared in the February/March 2014 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Spot On”)

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