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Sat, 30 Jun – Sun, 01 Jul (1 Night) | 1 Room | 1 Guest
1,Rajasthan State Highway 62,Varaval, Pali , 306126 | Show on Map
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Located in Pali, Varawal Leopard Camp provides free breakfast to its visitors. The distance between this camp and Sanderao Bus Stand is 20 km and Kumbhalgarh Fort is 60 km. This camp in Pali has 3 rooms. This property provides a bottled drinking water and a mini bar.
This camp in Pali offers a restaurant and a fire place in lobby. Varawal Leopard Camp offers a laundry, safari and a doctor on call to the guests. Jodhpur Airport is 144 km and Jodhpur Jn (Railway Station) is 145 km away from this property.
Tourist attractions such as Bali Fort (1 km) and Aai Mata Mandir (Temple) (1 km) are in the vicinity of this camp.
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This property provides a bottled drinking water and a mini bar.
by wenking3 on May 26, 2018
My partner and I stayed for 3 nights in April 2018 and absolutley loved it! After a week of cities and airplanes the peace and quite of this beautiful countryside was a real tonic. The tented accomodation is simple but extremely comfortable. I was concerned that the bed might be uncomfortable and hard but this was not the case and we slept really well. The en suite bathroom has all you'd expect but the water pressure can be very low, so not very good if you want to wash long hair. You do have to be prepared for a very bumpy car ride to get there though, but this is rural India so it is the kind of thing you expect. Pushpendra and his sister Raj were very welcoming hosts and all the staff were as helpful as could be. But best of all in camp was the food! It was the best food we ate during our stay in India. Everything was so fresh and although we were eating mostly vegetables it never seemed spartan, just delicious. Most of it comes from the farm you're staying on so it's facinating as you drive out on safari to see how it's all being produced by the local villagers. So many thanks to the cook and also our lovely service boy who served us with such good humour. The safaris were great. We saw plenty of leopards as Pushpendra always knew where to find them and his passion for them is quite infectious. You find out how the villagers and the leopards live side by side as well as seeing all the other wildlife that inhabits the area. When we were there the number and variety of birds was quite amazing. I also liked the fact that we got to see the villagers going about their daily lives as we went to and from the hills. All together it's a fascinating experience. We loved this place and would like to visit again when it's a bit cooler so that we can see more of the leopards. I would also make sure to take a better camera to get some decent pictures and more books to read as this really is rural India and you can't just pop out to the shops!
by dublinmet on May 3, 2018
If you are going for a rustic leopard safari with canvas tents and lovely furniture with a comfortable bed, you'll probably have a wonderful time. If you are going for the advertised "luxury," you will be sadly disappointed. The safari experiences were great (we did evening when we arrived, morning before we left). Just the countryside is worth the visit, and the animals make it better. We saw 2 leopards, antelope, lots of interesting birds (storks, partridges with tiny babies, snake bird, pileated kingfisher, etc...) . Had we gotten up as early as they wanted, we would have surely seen more wildlife. The good: Vajeet was a kind, quiet, knowledgable guide. We saw two leopards in our evening outing. The coutryside is absolutely breathtaking. The staff are very kind and trying very hard. The tents have beautiful wood furniture and comfortable beds-furniture makes you think of Out of Africa. There is so much potential here. We were welcomed with Rajasthani drummers and marigold leis. The bad: They advertise a luxury experience, but the tents are torn, mouldy and run down. 3 of the 5 tents have dung floors, so the odor is not to be avoided. The small tents have painted mud or concrete floors. For meals they quietly ask, "what would you like?" But you are in the middle of the nowhere and have no idea what they have. If you'll eat simple, local Indian food, you'll have nice meals. Otherwise it will be a challenge. There is nothing at all to do between safaris, so plan for that, especially if you have kids. Do NOT go in April/May. It's too hot, the AC isn't powerful enough, and heat exhaustion is a given. There is NO wifi, despite advertising free wifi. They will get you beer if you ask, but it will be warm. They offered me wine, then explained they had an old, half bottle of Sula red...When we arrived, no one really explained anything. So when it was time for dinner, they asked if we'd like to eat, and when (though on safari they'd called in our dinner order and said it would be ready when we returned). They suggested we wait in the dining area. It was nightime and pitch dark, with no lights on. We asked if they'd turn the lights on, or if they expected us to sit in the pitch dark, outdoor dining area to wait...When they delivered food, they set it on the table next to us and left. A while later, they came back and asked if we wanted the food on our table (we were the only guests). They also set the table next to where we were sitting, then second thought it and brought the setting to us...The dining platform tent also has dung floors, but being outdoors it was not an issue. They clearly keep it well swept. It hard to describe. We are not Indian, though we've lived in the country for 2 years, so take our opinion as westerners. They want to provide a luxury experience but just don't understand what that means. There is no one who says, "welcome, this is what we are, what we offer, where your room is, what we will do while you are here, etc..." There is no menu, though they will ask what you want to eat (though very little will be available). Nothing is offered, everything has to be asked for, then explained. When we told them we were not going to leave, a manager (who was not onsite) called to try to convince us to stay. When I explained it simply was not at all what was advertised, and certainly not luxury, his response was, "but mam, 8 inch mattresses and wood furniture." That is luxury to him. When he offered to move us to the newer, larger tents, I said, "dung floors and the smell of dung is not luxury." This seemed to take him quite by surprise. If you want a more rustic experience, and plan to bring board games, books, cards, etc... (and your own alcohol if you want cocktails), and go when it's cooler, you could have a wonderful time. Just do not go expecting a luxury stay. We stayed one day of our booked three. We were very lucky to get a car to get back to Udaipur-there is NOTHING around but little villages. It was just not what was advertised. We did leave a good tip for the staff as they really were kind and tried hard, but were clearly not trained to do much other than stand around and watch. We also are having a hard time resolving the other reviews we read before we attended with our experience, and this makes us question their validity.
by urvisht on March 27, 2018
We had a great time at Varawal leopard camp. It is family run camp with only four tents and one room. Superb food. Located in 300 acres of farm land. Pushpendra... owner of the camp manage it with her sister and brother. Their hospitality was wonderful. Most important was safari with Pushpendra. He knows each and every leopards by name, their behaviour and locations. We saw @ eight different leopards in six game drive. Climbing rock @ 45 degrees in maruti gypsi was amazing experience. Highly recommend camp and game drive with Pushpendra.
by ghatevarsha11 on March 19, 2018
My husband and I spent two days in the Varawal Leopard Camp in March 2018. We were with our friends on a short holiday in Rajasthan. First and foremost, we would like to thank our hosts and owners Rajeshwari and Pushpendra, a brother-sister team who manage the whole show. They do a wonderful job and are most attentive and prompt in taking care of all your requirements by establishing a personal rapport with the guests. The camp is located in the middle of nowhere just like a camp should be. The rustic feel of the place and the unpolluted air rejuvenate your senses. The food is simple and home made but delicious nonetheless. Coming to the safaris - one word - exceptional. Not only did we site a leopard but spent 20 exciting minutes in her company, clicking pictures as she sat regally just twenty feet away. Incidentally, I am told, that this is most unusual for a shy animal like a leopard. Apart from that, we also spotted three leopard cubs, sloth bear, crocodiles, nilgai, deers, and a variety of birds which we did not know even existed! All in all an unforgettable trip indeed. Thank you once again Pushpendra and Rajeshwari. Hope to visit your camp again! Varsha Ghate
by ajdavison6 on March 14, 2018
We visited this camp as part of a specialist wildlife and cultural photography trip to India organised by professional wildlife photographer, Trai Anfield. Trai wanted to include this area in our tour to show us the extraordinary way that leopard and people are living side by side and had visited the region in advance to research and select the right camp. She had told us much about the family run nature of Varawal, its ethical approach and the fantastic work that the owners have done to understand and safeguard the leopard in the area. We were not disappointed! The camp was delightful. Beautiful tented accommodation, very comfortable indeed - the tents even have air conditioning - and, with only four tents, a really peaceful and restful place to return to after safari outings. The food was fantastic - a wonderful selection of home cooked local dishes served in an open sided dining tent. Nothing was too much trouble. I have difficulty with hot spices, so special dishes were prepared for me at every meal, exactly the same as everyone else was eating but with no chili or black pepper, so I got all the lovely traditional local food in a form that I could really enjoy. Meals and fireside drinks were often accompanied by an opportunity to chat to family members, which was always a real pleasure. Raj (daughter) organised the front of house and was full of enthusiasm, always looking for ways to help you enjoy your stay and a huge asset to the camp. Pushpendra (son) was fascinating. His knowledge of leopard behaviour is extraordinary, built from a lifetime of observation and a real passion for his subject. He has used this knowledge not only to create the opportunities for visitors that make this camp so special but also to help to improve understanding of the leopard within the community and to protect its habitat. It is Pushpendra's knowledge that really comes to advantage when you go on the safari outings, which he leads personally. He knows the different leopards' territories, their habits, where they rest up during the day and so much more. He also understands about trying to get the right light and position for the best possible photographic opportunity. We saw leopard on every outing, as well as lots of other wonderful wildlife. Pushpendra also took us to fantastic view points in the area, to local villages, where we were able to see the traditional rural way of life that has not changed in centuries, and to the local school. This was not a classic safari into a protected wildlife reserve but a tour of the spectacular countryside to seek out leopard living in harmony with the people in the area. The combination of all the above made for a truly memorable, unique and wonderful experience - in addition to which I was able to come away with some spectacular photographs as a lasting reminder of our visit. We strongly recommend it to anyone with an interest in wildlife, conservation, photography, local food, traditional culture and/or first class family run service.
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