Nestled on the borders of world renowned Ranthambore National Park Suján Sher Bagh Bagh transports you to the 1920s, evoking life on safari during the heyday of the British Raj.
Once the sanctuary of kings, princes and their guests, the Sujan Sher Bagh exudes a distinct impression of history. This award-winning camp offers guests 12 luxury double-bedroom tents with private verandas and en suite bathrooms.
Inspired by the safari campsites of the 1920s, chosen by princes and emperors of the time, each tent is furnished with 19th century campaign style furnishings, boasting rose and teak woods amid soft muslin fabrics.
The food here is a real highlight, we strongly recommend this property for those keen on discovering food.
- The camp is right along the borders of the national park and is therefore frequented by many species of birds, antelope and wild boar, even leopard and tigers have been spotted or heard near the camp the camp is therefore perfect for those wanting to get close to nature.
- Indulge in the open-air tree shower in the Pukka Sahib suite or soak in the Jacuzzi set on the wooden deck.
- Ask your hosts if you can participate in one of the camp’s live cooking sessions and brush up n your Indian cuisine skills.
- After a long day of travel on India’s roads, relax with the ‘pot hole reviver’ treatment at the camp’s spa.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
For those of you who haven’t already booked your wildlife safaris this is an experience not to be missed. Ranthambhore National Park is the finest habitat in the world to watch tigers in the wild. Mughal ruins, palaces and cenotaphs lie in the embrace of ancient hills and forests. Apart from being home to the tiger, other animals commonly seen are the wild boar, deer, antelope and monkey. The jackal, mongoose, sloth bear and leopard also roam this forest. In winter, thousands of birds migrate from Europe and Siberia making Ranthambhore an ornithologist’s paradise. Please get in touch with us for advance safari bookings.
This formidable 8th century fort was strategically located in North India and became especially important during the Mughal period. The Great Mughal emperor, Akbar, wrested control of the fort in 1569. Considered impregnable, this crenellated citadel sits atop a ridge at the very heart of the park. It has Sultanate and Rajput palaces, mosques and temples, including an important temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the Elephant God. Thousands of people come here from every corner of the country to seek the blessings of the lord for happiness and prosperity. Visitors are allowed access to the fort from the park gates through a beautiful part of the forest in the heart of tiger territory. The views of the reserve from the battlements are breathtaking. Our guide will navigate you through the fort and its rich history. Alternatively, a picnic at the fort can be arranged.
India is a country conducive to walking, and ramblers are guaranteed a field day out, to relax and renew those muscles tired by long hours in trains, airplanes and automobiles. We invite you to take a walk around the area, bird watching and discovering the lives of the people and their history, with our guides.
Many of our guests have an abundance of wildlife experiences behind them and appreciate a more intensive guiding experience altogether. While Sher Bagh’s guides and drivers are renowned to be the best in the business, we also offer specialist guiding if you would like them. This includes specialist wildlife photography or being privately guided in the National Park by our Director of Wildlife Experiences. Please let us know if you would like us to arrange specialist guiding experiences for you. Please note, these are subject to availability.
Nestled on the borders of world renowned Ranthambore National Park Suján Sher Bagh Bagh transports you to the 1920s, evoking life on safari during the heyday of the British Raj. The Suján family has played an active role in the conservation effort at Ranthambhore since 1974, and continues to do so more than 40 years on. Sher Bagh is a pioneering camp of 10 luxurious tents, and 2 exceptional tented suites. Enjoy crackling campfires under star lit skies, where naturalists to share the facts of the forest. It’s a place where comfort, style and conservation meet.
Sher Bagh’s guides and offer an unsurpassed game drive experience. Their incredible knowledge of the park and the behaviour of its star inhabitant, the tiger, together with their passionate enthusiasm, make a stay here unparalleled. When not on safari, relax under the shade of sleepy neem trees with a book from the library or to take a dip in the private, heated swimming pool watching the sunset. The cuisine here combines Anglo-Indian style lunches and traditional Indian dinners cooked over the fire in clay ovens using homegrown ingredients, hand-picked from the gardens.
Our 12 hand–stitched canvas tents reflect the style of the 1920s and evoke nostalgic sensibilities of life on safari during the heyday of the Raj. The camp is furnished in Edwardian campaign style furniture, which famously decked the future King of England, Edward VIIIth’s celebrated tour of India’s wild heartlands in 1921. Our bathrooms and showers have been described as ‘a hedonists delight’ while others have called Sher Bagh’s design ‘the most sonorous note in Ranthambhore’s symphony’.
The Royal ‘Burra Sahib’ Suite
The finest address in Ranthambhore, our ‘Burra Sahib’ suite, is set in a generous, walled in space within a private clearing protected by grassed walls. The interiors lay spoiling emphasis on comfort and the suite is furnished with impeccably designed pieces of colonial style campaign furniture. Relax under the shade of sleepy neem trees or enjoy the sweeping views of grasslands from your verandah. The heated, private swimming pool offers a perfect place to cool off, or warm up, on either side of your game drives, in peaceful and pristine privacy with unobstructed views of the Reserve. Your private butler will attend to your every want, ensuring every need is taken care of. Quite simply, there is no better place than this to indulge yourself.
The Luxury ‘Pukka Sahib’ Suite
Underneath the shade of gooseberry and wild guava trees lies the ‘Pukka Sahib’ suite. This patch of luxury comes with its own private walled–in garden, Jacuzzi and open–air tree shower. The feeling here is a rich evocation of Edwardian Raj on safari. As with the ‘Burra Sahib’, the finest campaign style furniture adorns the space. Areas for lounging in between and after game drives, in serene and quiet privacy, are guaranteed and the beds are the most comfortable you will find anywhere. Natural, hand–built mud walls enclose the suite and the Sher Bagh campfire is only a short walk away. A netted verandah gives guests the option of being ‘enclosed’ but able to view the birdlife that the camp is teeming with. Your private butler attends to your every need.
Recently refurbished and enlarged, our 10–tented suites are more spacious than ever before. Larger in size, each air–conditioned tent has its own veranda, appointed with campaign furniture, to relax and enjoy the surrounding wilderness. The en–suite stone bathrooms have hot water showers and natural vetiver products. The deliciously comfortable beds are embellished with fine hand embroidered cushions capturing scenes from the jungle. Bespoke room accessories by Halcyon Days UK, adorn the teak wood writing table. The butler bell at the side of your bed will ensure there is always someone to attend you.
Our carefully designed menus combine Anglo–Indian and European lunches, with traditional Indian dinners cooked on outdoor clay ovens. The nourishing homegrown ingredients, handpicked from our organic herb and vegetable garden and the Sher Bagh Farm, add great value to an entirely fresh gastronomical experience. Live cooking, where guests are invited to participate, is an enduring feature of camp life and one of the most relaxing ways to round off a day tracking wildlife in the jungle.
Sher Bagh has a dining tent serving continental and Indian cuisine and a bar.
Thaali dinner around the campfire were guests gather together in the evenings to chat with each other and compare notes on animal sightings.
Facilities at Sher Bagh include a dining tent, bar, a small tented spa, talks from conservationists. There are also paths and walkways in amongst the lush jungle with hidden resting places where you can lie back on a charpoy and listen to the sounds of the forest or rest and read in peace.
The heated, private swimming pool offers a perfect place to cool off, or warm up, on either side of your game drives, in peaceful and pristine privacy with unobstructed views of the Reserve. We also adore the main pool, which looks out over the buffer area, meaning you could possible spot the odd deer as you practice your backstroke.
The Sher Bagh Jungle Spa lies under the spread of an ancient peepal tree (religiosa indica), ensuring seclusion and privacy amidst a medley of birdsong. We offer a variety of therapies ranging from a full body massage to long practiced reflexology treatments. Whatever your choice, the treatments are a relaxing and healthy interlude. Our therapists have been professionally trained by some of the best–known masters. Popular with guests after a journey on rural roads, the ‘pot hole reviver’ is a huge hit.