Sher Bagh is the perfect place for those looking for the ultimate in authentic Indian jungle camps. The tents, each with their own little verandah, 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.
The Relais & Chateaux signature reflects this ambition: “ALL AROUND THE WORLD, UNIQUE IN THE WORLD.“ Relais & Chsteaux is a family of hoteliers and Grand Chefs from all over the world who share a passion for and a personal commitment to ensuring their guests are privy to moments of exceptional harmony. To choose Relais & Chateaux is to experience an unforgettable celebration of the senses.
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Safaris & Excursions
We organize and book jungle drives within the Ranthambhore National Park.
The Sawai Madhopur Sanctuary, part of the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve and contiguous with the National Park has just been opened to visitors. It is a half-hour drive from Sher Bagh, through the town of Sawai Madhopur. We can organize a full-day excursion with picnic lunch or a half-day excursion with tea and sundowners. Great viewing of the shy Indian Gazelle (Chinkara), Bluebull (Nilgai), the big cats and other bird and animal life.
The magnificent 8th century Ranthambhore Fort is situated within the National Park. It is one of India’s largest with a circumference of eight kilometers and was among the most strategic forts in Hindustan during the Mughal period. It has Mughal and Rajput palaces, mosques and temples including an important one dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the Elephant God. Ideal for a half day excursion, exploring the monuments and the Jungle within the Fort. We can, of course, organise a little picnic!
The old city of Sawai Madhopur, is known for its silver jewelry, various objects made from khus (vetiver) grass, indigenous perfumes and other local craft. It also has some old temples and is worth a visit.
We organize a full day’s horse safari, outside the reserve, with a picnic brunch, and or sundowners, on prior booking. You have a good chance to spot birds, smaller mammals and maybe the occasional herd of Indian antelope. A great way to explore rural Rajasthan.
Surwal Lake. A good place to see migratory duck, geese and other birds during the winter season.
The Dastakari Kendra, a local co-operative that provides employment to village women and keeps alive local skills. It is walking distance from the camp but we provide a vehicle at no charge.
The boutique at Sher Bagh was conceived with care and intention to represent a selection of only the finest, most elaborate skills and styles of India passed down through the generations.
Textiles have been described as the warp and the weft of India. The delicate embroidery and overlay of sparkling sequins and cotton chiffon kaftans is an art that comes to us from the days of the Grand Mughals. Worn by kings and queens, princes and princesses, from the splendid cities of Delhi, Lahore, Lucknow, Hyderabad, and more. These artisans even today embellish and style extraordinary fabrics in a manner few could match. We have them designed exclusively for Sher Bagh.
The paintings from Madhubani in Bihar, once the greatest cultural seat of India, Pataliputra, are famous across the world. We have a superb collection here. These are works of timeless art, the finest examples of the deft and experienced hands of master painters in rural India.
The furniture at Sher Bagh is crafted based on British designs of ‘Campaign Furniture’. You can place orders for these.
Safari Chic epitomizes the best of this land and has patterned its products to mesh with the environment keeping the organic strengths of this civilization alive while ensuring the survival and flowering of human skills. Our products represent the rich skill and craft of the Indian people, we intent to add to our selection exclusive and special objects, most of these will not be found elsewhere except at the source, only with those who create them.
Meetings and Events
Sher Bagh is a unique place to celebrate a special occasion. Do contact us with a brief and we would be delighted to create a memorable event, tailor-made to suit you.
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 verandah and en suite 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 Massage Tent, a new addition to Sher Bagh, lies hidden in the undergrowth giving privacy and seclusion from the rest of the camp. We offer a full body massage or a reflexology treatment, what ever your choice you will find it most welcome after your game drive.
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.
Sherpur – Khiljipur
District Sawai Madhopur
Rajasthan , 322 001, India
Telephone: (+91) (11) 4606 7608
Reservations: (+91) (11) 4617 2700
Facsimile: (+91) (11) 4165 5052