Ranthambhore in the state of Rajasthan is one finest places in the world to see wild tigers. Its name comes from the vast fort, a citadel in the middle of the forest. The fort was in existence in the 8th century and the area around is littered with ruins: lake palaces, ancient step wells, cupolas, guard posts, temples and memorial stones, all bear witness to Ranthambhore's varied and fascinating history. Emperor Akbar fought a battle here for the control of the fort in the 16th century. An 18th century traveller described the fort as being famous throughout India, well protected, completely inacessible, concealed in mountainous regions where the ridges were high and surrounded the entire fort, leaving only the thick forest gorges below as entrances and exists which could be defended. Today this tract of land has another ruler: the tiger haunts the narrow gorges of the fort and has even been known to venture atop it.By the turn of the century the Ranthambhore forests had become the private hunting reserves of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Hunting was banned in 1971 and a few years later, Project Tiger was launched. Few knew then that Ranthambhore would become the finest tiger habitat in the world.
The camp consists of 12 luxurious bedroom tents with attached verandahs and bathrooms, a dining tent, a cafe and lots of verdant spaces in which to loll!
These tents are similar to the tent originally designed for HH the Maharaja of Jodhpur at the turn of the last century. These tents were used on hunting expeditions. They also catered for an overflow of guests at the palace and even for Vice Regal and Royal visits. Tented cities used to spring up and provide extreme comfort even in the remotest of locations.
Sher Bagh Resort Facilities
- 12 luxury double bedroom tents with verandahs
- En suite bathrooms with running hot & cold water
- Bar Cafe
- Dining Tent
- Room Service
- Lounge verandah & reading room
- Ayurvedic Massage
- PUGMARK - the Sher Bagh boutique
- Telephone and fax
- Resident doctor and hospital 3 kms away