There is nothing more precious that water in the desert. Perhaps due to its scarcity, since time immemorial, conserving this life-giving liquid has been given utmost importance. It was especially the prime responsibility of those in power.
In the late nineteenth century, Thakur Chhatra Singh of Nimaj, a powerful noble of the desert kingdom of Marwar (Jodhpur), decided to construct a dam across a seasonal stream flowing through his estate. His vision was to create a water reservoir which would store the monsoon rains. It was an ambitious project and threatened to drain most of his resources; but he still went ahead and gave wings to his vision.
The dam was completed in the 19th-century and since then the dry scrub has transformed into prime agricultural land. Farmers struggling for sustenance on parched lands were invited by Thakur Chhatra Singh to settle around the reservoir. This reservoir was named after him as Chhatra Sagar.
The lush green oasis was so inviting that a chunk of it was used by the great grand children of Thakur Chhatra Singh for camping. With its wide open spaces and enchanting views and the clear night sky at their disposal, luxury tents were set up and became the hub for exotic hi-tea parties and elaborate dinners.
Today, they provide the most glamorous type of camping to the traveller who’s willing to experience it. Luxury tents have always been an important part of Rajput lifestyle and Chhatra Sagar captures its right essence.
The glamping site not only has luxury tents but also a private sit-out area facing the waterside to make this the vacation of your dreams. You must also go for bird-watching and guided village tours arranged by the hotel staff when in Chhatra Sagar.
The nearest airport from here is in Jodhpur, about 120km away whereas the nearest railway station is 95km away in Ajmer.