There’s something romantic about staying in a tented camp out in the wild brush. If you’re looking for that experience in India, the Sujan brand name stands above the rest. With 3 tented properties throughout country, Sujan Luxury Camps & Palaces allow you to experience the natural beauty of India’s more remote locations with comfort and style. If you’re like us – eager to spot the elusive tiger – the hotel brand has an amazing camp in Ranthambore National Park, called Sher Bagh. Not only does the camp evoke the nostalgia of safari life during the heyday of the Raj era, but they also have the most experienced guides in all of Ranthambore – significantly increasing your chances of seeing a tiger.
- Elegant, 1920s classic-style luxury camp
- Outfitted with furniture used for The Prince of Wales’s tour of India’s wild heartlands in 1921
- 10 luxury tents + 2 suites
- A beautiful pool with vintage loungers looking out into the beautiful landscape
- A fire-pit area surround by antique camp chairs
- On-property spa with private, outdoor treatment areas
- Romantic, 1920s-style communal tent adorned with binoculars, an old phonograph, and other antique items.
- The camp sits under a canopy of trees on the edge of Ranthambore National Park.
- Located in the southeast part of Rajasthan, Ranthambore is one of India’s largest national parks and one of the best places to see tigers.
- History and wildlife collide in Ranthambore. On the wildlife front, you can see antelope, monkey, jackal, deer, wild boar, birds and the very rare sloth bear – in addition to the tiger. In the park you’ll also see remnants of the 8th-century Ranthambore Fort, which also bore great importance during the Mughal Period in the 16th century.
- Sher Bagh offers its own private game drives in their classic-style open-air jeeps, which are highly recommended compared to group tour outfitters in the area. Their drivers and naturalist guides are the best in the park, so they know how to maneuver the terrain, and they know which zones provide the best opportunities for tiger spotting.
- Upon return from a morning game drive, you’ll to be greeted by a cold towel and hot lunch in the dining tent. You can head back out for an afternoon drive, or relax around the camp, in your room, at the spa, or in the pool.
- You can also experience the hotel’s organic garden, venture out on a spice tour, or go on a guided nature walk.
- Due to its remote location, the chefs use many homegrown ingredients and produce from the camp’s private garden.
- Anglo-Indian inspired breakfasts and lunches are served in the dining tent.
- For dinner, you can enjoy a delicious Indian meal cooked in a clay oven, outside under the light of lanterns hanging in the trees and the stars above.
Note: As a national park, Ranthambore is run by the government’s forest department. You must book your safaris well in advance (can do through Sher Bagh) or else you can hope that you’ll be allowed in on the day-of through the department’s lottery process. There are 10 zones within the park and certain zones are better than others for seeing tigers. Sher Bagh has a good relationship with the department and excellent guides, which help ensure and amazing experience for you.
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