Comfortably nestled right on the fringes of the Sasan Gir National Park amongst flora, fauna and some of the last few remaining Asiatic lions, Aramness Gir, a luxury safari lodge coexists with the semi-nomadic Maldhari tribe. Founded by Jimmy Patel owing to his immense love for Gujarat, dedication towards wildlife conservation, Aramness, provides an experience replete with luxury but with a touch of the local flavour of the region. Located within the 18 square kilometre area that skirts the National Park, the lodge sits within a rarely undeveloped natural paradise in a protected teak forest.
Bringing forth a taste of the Gujarati village setup and its informal arrangement, Aramness stands tall with private kothis. Staying true to their name that stands for a peaceful village, the interiors have been designed to advocate for a deep sense of comfort and tranquility yet ensuring a luxurious experience. Constructed making use of indigenous methods and craft techniques native to the region, the lodge houses fifteen standalone single bedroom kothis and three standalone double bedroom kothis with a shared dining space. Each kothi is a spacious double storey building that includes a cool shaded courtyard and upper deck veranda that overlooks waterways and beyond to the dense forest. Equally luxurious in its approach, each kothi boasts of a private pool inspired by the characteristic Indian step wells.
Text Unnati Saini