When can I check-in?
Check in time is 14:00 hours. Should you be arriving early, we will do our best to accommodate you and get your room ready as quickly as possible. Should you be arriving late, we will ensure your check in is swiftly processed and you may make use of our afterhours menu.
When must I check out by?
Our check out time is 11:00 hours. Should you need a later check out and your room is not available, you can make use of the spa change room and showers to freshen up before departing.
What is your cancellation policy?
Guests using rack rates and cancelling 30 days prior to arrival will not be charged, however our discounted and special rates are fully prepaid and thus cannot be amended or cancelled.
What is your child policy?
All children are welcome at Aramness. Children under the age of 12 stay free if sharing a room with 2 adults. Children under the age of 12 may share a kothi with adults.
What is your policy on gratuities?
While appreciated, gratuities are not included and are entirely at the guest’s discretion. If you wish, gratuities can be added to your account for settlement on departure. The following may act as a guideline but is by no means a rule:
- Guests tip their safari guide and butler separately: US$ 20-30 and US$ 10-20 (per room, per day) respectively
- Gratuities for the lodge team are pooled and distributed amongst the entire staff: US$ 10-20 (per room per day)
What are the Covid protocols you have in place?
In light of continuing and ever-changing developments, we are adapting quickly. We strive to continuously find ways to strike the perfect balance between giving our guests an experience of a lifetime, whilst ensuring their well-being. Our teams continue to deal with each booking, case by case, and we will be led by our guests as to what their needs are and tailor-make their stay around those. Our back-of-house protocols are rigorous and in line with government standards. Please check with our reservations team to find out more details.
What are your park fees?
Park fees are charged by the Gujarat Forest Department. The entry fee for one vehicle (max 6 pax) is INR 1000 for Indian residents and INR 7000 for foreign nationals. This fee is subject to change.
What is the best time of the year to travel and why?
Each season comes with its own benefits, the details of which are underlined in our Rates section. October to March is highly recommended, as the weather is mild and pleasant giving you the best opportunity to maximise on the region’s incredible outdoor activities.
April to June is ideal for game viewing, as the visibility in the park increases drastically. With temperatures rising to 35 - 40 Celsius, the wildlife gathers around the water holes more frequently, making for excellent viewing.
How many days should I stay ideally?
This really depends on your itinerary, but we’d suggest a minimum of 3 nights.
How do I greet in Gujarat?
A few words in the local language go a very long way. Here are a few of the basics:
Welcome: Swagat che
Please: Krupa karine
Thank you: Abhara
Good morning: Suprabhata
Good afternoon: Subha bapor
Good evening: Subha sanj
Sleep well: Saru ungaje