Khem Vilas is built on land that Goverdhan Rathore purchased in 1989 and converted into a wilderness area planting indigenous trees and creating open grasslands and small water bodies, spread over an area of 10 acres. Khem Vilas is a nature lovers paradise. It is common to see jackals, jungle cats, hyenas, desert fox, hares etc. within the camp grasslands. As it is close to the park one can sometimes see pug-marks of leopards, tiger and bears that have passed by and sometimes if one is lucky one may even get to see them near the camp. Guests view all kinds of birds from the flocks of White Throats among the grasslands to the Sparrow hawks hovering in the sky, the Black Winged Kites in the trees and the Moore Hen near the water hole. Accommodation is divided into three categories and designed keeping in mind that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication; great pains have been taken to use locally sourced materials and skills. The camp is designed to provide an authentic experience that is unfussy, functional yet special. The peace and tranquillity offered at camp is unlike that of any other place in Ranthambhore.