Sher Bagh, Ranthambhore, India
Sher Bagh is the perfect place for those looking for the ultimate in authentic Indian jungle camps. The tents, each with their own little veranda, are arranged in a semi-circle around a garden and tented pavilion, in keeping with their surroundings.
The spacious, airy main lodge has a sitting area and an excellent library-bar on the upper level, ideal for a beer or bloody-mary between jungle drives.
Besides jungle drives within the Ranthambhore National Park, Sher Bagh offers specially tailored excursions including visits to the 8th century Ranthambhore Fort in the heart of the park. For a bit of local shopping, The Dastakari Kendra, a local co-operative that provides employment to village women and keeps alive local skills is a must.
Sher Bagh is operational from October to April
Location and Transfers
Situated on the edge of Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan.
The nearest airport is Jaipur, 170km away, a 4 hour drive from the camp.
The campaign style furniture, hand crafted in rosewood and teak, has been custom made for the camp. Sher Bagh has 12 luxury double-bedroom tents with their own little veranda and ensuite bathrooms.
“The bathrooms are a hedonist’s delight, comprising a mixture of green marble and sandstone, and sunken showers with running hot and cold water. Lather yourself with the specially made khus (vetiver) soap and stand under the earth-scented shower and you are on quite a sensory journey.”
The food at Sher Bagh is delicious, cooked using freshly picked produce from the camp’s organic vegetable garden. A hearty breakfast of eggs and bacon, or fresh fruit, yogurt and muesli – and of course, the freshly baked bread and home-made marmalade – awaits you after your morning game drive. A quick, light and usually Italian lunch before you set off again and a traditional Indian dinner, on thaalis in the flickering glow of candles and mashaals, after drinks around the campfire. You can also dine, al-fresco, around the fire which is a unique experience at Sher Bagh.
Facilities and Activities
Baradari Tent – serves afternoon tea, and is also a good place to read or play a board game during the day
Doctor on Call – there is also a modern Health Care Centre 3km from the camp
Jungle Drives – within Ranthambhore National Park
Interactive Culinary Sessions
Tailor-made Excursions – including visits to the 8th century Ranthambhore Fort in the heart of the park