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Sher Bagh

Ranthambhore National Park, Rajasthan

The ultimate in authentic, genuine, tented jungle camps, perfect for game viewing and spotting the lucky tiger

It’s pretty hard to call it camping when you’re cocooned in a rather luxurious white linen tent that’s modelled after the Maharajah of Jodhpur’s hunting hut. Unlike the colonial days, you won’t be shooting tigers - except with a camera - but everything else about Sher Bagh is designed to make you feel as if you’ve stepped back in time, and the camp’s location next to Ranthambhore National Park means you may well glimpse one of these glorious creatures during your stay.

The camp’s 12 tents are set in an arc around an immaculately clipped green lawn. Inside, they’re filled with character: old-style lanterns by the wooden beds, a writing desk complete with a ticklist of animals to spot, and decorative copper in the bathroom. Saunter over to the main lodge and you’ll find a host of fabulous tiger photos (all taken by owner Jaisal Singh or his wife Anjali), clusters of khaki safari hats and wooden walking sticks, and an open-air bar serving Bloody Marys before lunch and cigars afterwards. It’s slightly tongue-in-cheek but genuinely fabulous. A must-visit.

Guest Ratings

Room:
100%
Food:
100%
Service:
100%
Value:
98%
Overall:
99%

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Highs

  • The camp managers are utterly charming, attentively looking after every guest, even writing letters of welcome
  • There's a wonderful atmosphere at night: a starry sky, the pathways lit by fire torches and everyone sitting around the campfire
  • The food is excellent in every way - as good when we revisited in 2013 as when we first stayed - and there's lots of it!
  • The wildlife is spectacular: as the camp borders the national park, the site itself is frequented by over 350 species of birds, antelope and wild boar. Even leopards and tigers have been spotted or heard near the camp
  • There's a lovely swimming pool; families with older kids will love it here

Lows

  • It's a bit off the beaten track - although you can arrive by train and get collected from the station, the journey is a bit stressful. Most people use a driver from Jaipur/Delhi
  • Tiger safaris need to be booked at least 6-8 weeks in advance
  • It's expensive, but well worth the splurge for an unforgettable experience

Soak up the crackling fires, the great stone showers, the fresh roses, the saffron turbans, the absurdly good massages...        

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Save to favouritesPrintMailSher BaghItís pretty hard to call it camping when youíre cocooned in a rather luxurious white linen tent thatís modelled after the Maharajah of Jodhpurís hunting hut. Unlike the colonial days, you wonít be shooting tigers - except with a camera - but everything else about Sher Bagh is designed to make you feel as if youíve stepped back in time, and the campís location next to Ranthambhore National Park means you may well glimpse one of these glorious creatures during your stay. The campís 12 [r:IS052:tents] are set in an arc around an immaculately clipped green lawn. Inside, theyíre filled with character: old-style lanterns by the wooden beds, a writing desk complete with a ticklist of animals to spot, and decorative copper in the bathroom. Saunter over to the main lodge and youíll find a host of fabulous tiger photos (all taken by owner Jaisal Singh or his wife Anjali), clusters of khaki safari hats and wooden walking sticks, and an open-air bar serving Bloody Marys before lunch and cigars afterwards. Itís slightly tongue-in-cheek but genuinely fabulous. A must-visit.

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