A luxury camp beside a man-made reservoir

In the late 19th Century, Thakur Chhatra Singh of Nimaj, a powerful noble at the time decided to create a reservoir irrigated by the monsoon showers, in the dry scrub wasteland of the desert kingdom of Marwar (present-day Jodhpur). After its completion in 1890, nearby farmers were welcomed to cultivate the land and it soon became an agricultural oasis. A luxury tented camp was set up for visiting dignitaries with legendary sporting parties and exotic dinners, offering them expansive views of the green fields and open skies, and of the reservoir that was named ‘Chhatra Sagar’ in honour of the noble. Today, the famed ‘Camp Chhatra Sagar’ of yore has been recreated by the great grand children of Thakur Chhatra Singh, and beautifully captures the romance of luxury camps that have evolved into mobile palaces.

Image credits: Chhatrasagar Camp

Get in Touch

When you plan your journey with us you'll be in the safe hands of one of our travel specialists throughout.


Subscribe Newsletter

Contact Details

Travel Scope India

215, Qutab Plaza,

DLF Phase 1, Gurugram,

Haryana - 122002, India

+91 124 499 9499