Dera Amer

Countryside Glamping

Dera Amer, Beer Talera, Rajasthan, India

+91 90015 12512

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At a Glance

Located on a wilderness reserve about an hour's drive from Jaipur, Dera Amer is the passion project of the owner and his family. The property is home to several rescued elephants, and a stay here is focused on these gentle giants, along with the serene surrounding landscape.

Indagare Loves

  • The luxury tented accommodations, which feature ensuite bathrooms and a wonderful sense of place
  • The team members who are dedicated to protecting the reserve and providing these pachyderms with a comfortable life


Though easily accessible from bustling Jaipur, Dera Amer, set on 60 acres of protected wilderness, feels worlds away from the nearby city. With so much of an India itinerary comprised of loud, colorful, busy cityscapes, a stop at Dera Amer offers a relaxing change of pace and scenery. The passion that the property owners have for wildlife is contagious, and guests are made to feel like part of the family.

Travelers distressed by the sight of tourists riding elephants up and down to Amber Fort will be relieved to learn that Dera Amer is dedicated to rescuing the animals from this difficult life. With three elephants currently—and plans to welcome a few more—the goal of the family-run property is simple: not to create a mass-market elephant park that could disturb these creatures' natural life patterns, but to foster an environment where guests can learn about the animals and spend time with them. Guests can wash, feed and bathe the elephants, in addition to walking with them. And elephants are not the only creatures roaming the property; birds, jackals, deer and leopards make occasional appearances, too.

While some guests may just come for the day to enjoy a meal and activities on-site, the property does offer luxury tented accommodations for overnight stays. Tents are all identical, with power showers, electricity and colorful furnishings. There is a separate dining tent, though dinners can be set up all around the property. And while there is no formal room service, the attentive staff is available to provide a snack or drink in between meals. Stays at Dera Amer are all-inclusive, so all meals and activities (with the exception of alcohol) are included in the hotel rate.

Who Should Stay

Travelers who are willing to forego a full-service property for a countryside and elephant-centric experience that is easily accessible from Jaipur.

Written by Caroline Hansen

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