Sujan Sher Bagh | Ranthambhore | Rajasthan | India
SUJÁN Sher Bagh is a pioneering luxury tented camp nestling close to the boundaries of Ranthambhore National Park, one of the finest habitats in the world to see tigers in the wild. The park takes its name from the fortress of Ranthambhore, “the place of the pillars of war”, and is located in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, along the ancient Aravalli hills. There are few places on earth, which share such a profusion of wildlife thriving in as stunning a landscape. Bounded by the Aravalli hill range and the Chambal river system, this region hosts an incredible ecosystem that includes dense forest, grassy crests, and expansive lakes.
SUJÁN is a collection of three unique lifestyles; three sumptuous tented camps in Rajasthan. Immerse yourself in our world where we connect you, uncontrived, to the very soul of our natural and cultural heritage, whilst savoring our inimitable art de Vivre, and making a positive impact in doing so.
The SUJÁN Life is one of the transformational experiences; of parts of the planet that we know intimately and treasure. Experiences for the connoisseur, the adventurous, and those looking for the extraordinary. Experiences that enrich and rejuvenate your soul.
Proudly family-owned and managed, our purpose is to protect, conserve and restore our wilderness, our culture, and be custodians of the areas where we are situated, at the same time providing our guests with the highest levels of service, comfort, and luxury.
SUJÁN Story began in Ranthambhore many years ago – Pitched under a canopy of indigenous trees, all planted by our family over the last three decades as part of our rewilding initiative, SUJÁN Sher Bagh pays tribute to our core values of giving back to nature by remaining small and intimate, encompassing the surrounding wilderness.
What sets a stay here apart is the deep-rooted family connection to the area. The SUJÁN Family has a legacy of working with wildlife through filming, monitoring, researching, and creating awareness about tigers in Ranthambhore for generations. In 1974, the family first put roots down in Ranthambhore, and during the 1980s they re-wilded a swathe of the western edge of the park which was otherwise barren and degraded without a single tree into a healthy forest that now supports an incredible bio-diversity today.
Jaisal’s ( SUJÁN’S owner and founder) family put Ranthambhore on the map through their pioneering filming of tigers in the wild and in 1988, co-established The Ranthambhore Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), working closely with the development of villages around the park boundaries. As a child, Jaisal had the privilege of spending his growing up years in the Ranthambhore forest, seeing his first tiger at just 12 weeks old, long before any tourism had arrived, learning the ways of the jungle and being taught animal tracking and bushcraft skills as a toddler under the tutelage of his father Tejbir, the late Fateh Singh Rathore and his Uncle Valmik Thapar – regarded as India’s leading wildlife experts and conservationists. Ranthambhore felt like Jaisal’s very own home in the wilderness as he learned everything he could about the forest by walking through every inch of the park; forbidden under today’s regulations.
SUJÁN SHER BAGH CONSISTS OF:
- Ten Luxury Tents, one Luxury Tented Suite and one Royal Tented Suite
- A Lounge Tent
- A Dining Tent.
- The Library Bar
- The SUJÁN Sher Bagh Field Room
- A swimming pool overlooking the rolling hills of Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve.
- An in-house Boutique, ‘Safari Chic’.
THE LUXURY ‘PUKKA SAHIB’ SUITE – With its own Jacuzzi and outdoor shower, this is the dream suite for anyone looking for that peaceful escape into the wild. Larger than the Luxury Tents and separated from the rest of the camp with adobe, handmade mud walls, it is the only place you will want to be in between game drives and excursions. SUJÁN Sher Bagh provides you with binoculars and a digital camera to create a more personal experience while on safari in Ranthambhore.
THE ROYAL ‘BURRA SAHIB’ SUITE – Oozing with luxury and comfort, The Burra Sahib Suite not only redefines the conventional idea of camping, but it also sets a benchmark for luxury in the wild. Larger than both the Pukka Sahib Suite and the Luxury tents are decorated with furnishings fit for a king (literally!), it is the only camping experience you will want to stay in, while on safari anywhere. Walled off from the camp with views of the surrounding wildscape, the suite has a private heated swimming pool and is assigned to its private butler. SUJÁN Sher Bagh also provides you with your digital camera, for the duration of your stay with us as well as your own set of high magnification binoculars. Secluded spaces around the tent also allow you to dine privately as you wish to.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
SUJÁN prides itself on its cuisine. SUJÁN Sher Bagh grows much of its products and is running its breeding program for indigenous cattle and poultry. Our dairy provides fresh milk daily, and we have a steady supply of our eggs from the poultry. At SUJÁN Sher Bagh, you are always consuming produce and ingredients that are conveyed from ‘farm to fork’. What we do not grow ourselves, we source from local farmers. Our cuisine strikes a balance between the well-known classics, a dash of the ‘Anglo-Indian’ cuisine of the Raj, and ‘jungle cooking’ using family recipes made with traditional methods which out in the bush. The Jungle Bar, one of a few watering holes around Camp has an enviable selection of drinks, including some delicious cocktails made to secret recipes. Over a three-night stay, you are likely to dine across several locations around the Camp in a unique setting that compliments the particular cuisine on offer. if you have any special dietary preferences, please do not hesitate to let us know in advance.
THE JUNGLE SPA – Discreetly nestling in a quiet corner of the camp, under the shades of an ancient Peepal tree, SUJÁN Sher Bagh’s Jungle Spa offers a range of treatments and therapies that are the perfect way to unwind after a long day out in the bush.
Two Spa Tents with a range of treatments available Themed to evoke memories of the 1920’s Raj era, the camp is furnished in campaign-style furniture reminiscent of the future King Edward VIII’s celebrated tour of India in 1921.
Multiple game drive options in Ranthambhore National Park are on offer and are regulated by the Department of Forests, Government of Rajasthan. SUJÁN Sher Bagh offers game drives in our modified 4×4 jeeps with our own drivers and impaneled guides. Game drive options vary in length of time and include the choice of drives in the mornings and evenings as well as Half-Day and Full-Day drives, an experience that will fit every guest’s preference. SUJÁN Sher Bagh’s drivers and guides proudly hold over 150 years of experience between them. This extensive knowledge will create an unforgettable experience in a wildlife habitat that hosts remarkable biodiversity including leopards, sloth bears, crocodiles, hyenas, jackal, caracal, wild boar, antelopes, and deer and of course the tiger. In addition to this, the park is home to 320 species of birds, from the migratory paradise flycatchers and golden orioles to the resident kingfishers, and multiple raptors. Game drives are just one of the experiences SUJÁN Sher Bagh has to offer with the Greater Ranthambhore Expedition, excursions to Ranthambhore Fort, jungle cooking courses, wilderness walks, and cultural craftsmanship tours are also available for guests.
SERVICES & INCLUSIONS
A stay at SUJÁN Sher Bagh includes the following:
- Accommodation in a Luxury Tent, Luxury ‘Pukka Sahib’ Suite, or The Royal ‘Burra Sahib’ Suite.
- All meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Complimentary laundry
- Complimentary bottled mineral water
- Free and unlimited WiFi access (strongest in public areas.
- 24-hour butler service
- Return transfers to Sawai Madhopur Railway Station and Sawai Madhopur Airfield.
- SUJÁN Sher Bagh is easily accessible from all major cities by road, rail, and air. The closest city is Jaipur (180km).
- Fly domestically to Jaipur from New Delhi or Mumbai and then drive to SUJÁN Sher Bagh, driving time is approximately 3 hours. There are regular trains from New Delhi, Mumbai, and Agra to Sawai Madhopur Railway Station, which is a 20-minute drive from camp.
- Drive from Jaipur (180 Kilometres), Agra (360 Kilometres) New Delhi (415 Kilometres), or Jodhpur (476 kilometers).
- For private charter or helicopter – please feel free to contact us for arrangements regarding your transfers or any other information you require at [email protected]
NEED TO KNOW
SUJÁN Sher Bagh is a seasonal camp open from early October to the end of May. Ranthambhore National Park is divided into multiple zones all of which are divided on the basis of biodiversity and tiger territories. There is no such thing as a “bad zone”, and while some zones may be approached through gates more distant from camp, they are topographically diverse. Wildlife viewings are brilliant - and diverse - all season. Sightings post-monsoon will be very different from the drier, summer months, with each season offering different views. During your stay at SUJÁN Sher Bagh, you are likely to see a variety of species. The SUJÁN Field Book in your tent is an excellent guide to carry and peruse while on a game drive, for a more informed excursion.
- Game drive and other excursion fees are not included in the tariff, but we offer our own shared and exclusive jeeps. Please give us advance notice regarding preferences for your game drive dates as all entry into the National Park is administered by the Department of Forests, Government of Rajasthan and there is a limit to the number of vehicles allowed into the National Park at any given time.
- Check-in time is 13.00
- Check- out time is 11.00
- Payment options: we accept all major credit cards including VISA, MasterCard, and American Express.
- Electricity: 220V
- Binoculars are provided for the use of guests while out on excursions or game drives.
- Dining & Cuisine
- Game Drives
- Spa & Wellness
- Ranthambhore Fort Ramble
- Jungle Cooking Class
- Safari Chic Boutique
- Dastakar NGO
Please contact us for availability and pricing details
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