Situated a short drive from the main gates of Ranthambore National Park, Sher Bagh’s 12 luxurious tents are set amidst the verdant grounds of a private estate. The camp has a strong eco-friendly ethos and a laid back, welcoming atmosphere. The camp is also a member of the prestigious Relais and Chateaux group of hotels and so the food here is superb.
Originally designed for the Maharaja of Jodhpur’s hunting expeditions, the tents consist of a bedroom with attached veranda and bathroom and have 24 hr hot water and electricity. All tents have fans and state of the art air-conditioning units to keep them cool during the warm months.
Sher Bagh has a dining tent serving continental and Indian cuisine, a bar and you can also enjoy an alfresco Thaali dinner around the campfire were guests gather together in the evenings to chat with each other and compare notes on animal sightings.
Both destination dining and room service is also available.
Whilst at Sher Bagh it is also possible to indulge in an Ayurvedic massage in the comfort of your own tent or in the delightful tented spa.
The setting of Sher Bagh is exceptional, there is a watering hole next to the camp area which attracts a myriad of bird and animal species at dawn and dusk and warning calls are often heard adding to the atmosphere of this very special camp.
From Sher Bagh it is possible to take game drives into the Ranthambore National Park which is home to tigers, leopards, striped hyenas, sambar deer, chital, jackals, sloth bears and Indian wild boar to name a few.
Sher Bagh offers 12 Luxury Tents with an attached veranda and bathrooms. All tents have fans and state of the art air conditioning units to keep them cool during the warm months.
Children are welcome but there are no specific facilities. Children may be accommodated in their parent’s bedroom for an extra charge but there is no babysitting service.
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.
Sher Bagh offers complimentary talks from conservationists and naturalists. Massages and game drives in the national park are charged additionally. Other things to do in the area include visits to the famous Ranthambhore Fort, the Surwal Lake and other water bodies outside the reserve that you can explore on horse back.
Services at Sher Bagh include sightseeing excursions and onward travel arrangements can be arranged on site by contacting the hotel reception, picnics can be provided if going out for the day, a resident guide (no extra charge), a naturalist (additional charge) and room service.
When to travel
Rajasthan is known as the desert state. It is largely hot and dry throughout the year, making it a great destination to get away from European winters.
Summer in Rajasthan extends from April to June. It is s the hottest season, with temperatures ranging from 32 degree C to 45 degree C, so not ideal for travel, although early April is a good time to get cheaper rates if you dont mind the temperature in the high 30s. In western Rajasthan the temperature may reach at high as 45 degree C, particularly in May and June so we'd suggest avoiding Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert at this time.
The second season - technically the "Monsoon" (although in reality Rajasthan never receives much rainfall) extends from July to September. The temperature drops slightly, and humidity increases. 90% of the rain Rajasthan can expect occurs during this period. Lakes and rivers will be higher from mountain run-off and flowers and grasses come to life, bringing added colour to the landscape.
The Post-monsoon period is from October to November. The average maximum temperature is 33 degree C to 38 degree C, and the minimum is between 18 degree C and 20 degree C. The official "season" for hotels in Rajasthan starts in October. It’s a great time to travel - warm and sunny during and perfect for exploring and relaxing.
The fourth season is "winter", and runs from December to March. With day time temperatures still in the high 20's during the day this a very popular time to travel. Hotels are at the their busiest over the Christmas and new year period. Be aware though that December and January can have very cool mornings and evening and we suggest taking some warm clothing. Whilst temperatures in the desert areas are always hot in the daytime, they become some of the coolest areas of the state once the sun goes down. It’s also fairly standard to expect some fog in the major cities of Northern Rajstasthan and Delhi in December and January.
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Location and directions
Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan, India
Sher Bagh is set on the outskirts of Ranthambhore National Park, 13km from Sawai Madhopur. It's 200km (4 hours by car) from Jaipur and 300km (6 hours by car) from Agra.
How to get there
9-hour international flight to Delhi Indira Gandhi International followed by a 1-hour domestic flight to Jaipur. It's a 4-hour drive from Jaipur airport to Sher Bagh. Alternatively, there are daily trains to Sawai Madhopur from Jaipur (a journey of 2 hours), Delhi (4 hours) and Bharatpur (2.5 hours). The camp offers a pick-up service from the station.