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Best Indian wildlife lodges - Sher Bagh, Ranthambhore National Park, No 2

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Best Indian wildlife lodges - So many, many years ago, when I was privilaged to spend months, rather than days at Ranthambhore national park, I was very curious about its history; the local NGO's who were trying to save tigers by working with the local people and why so much of the buffer zone was so badly degraded. One day I visited this small but beautiful (and rare!) patch of forest near the park and saw a small house being built by a wonderful Englishman called John. Between John's house and the house of his neighbour, Valmik Thapar (famous tiger conservationist) a brand new beautiful tented camp was created. This camp was Sher Bagh and it quickly became both ours and our clients best Indian wildlife lodge in Ranthambhore tiger sanctuary when on our Indian wildlife tours.

Tiger safari in Ranthambhore national park

As well as personally visiting all the lodges we promote, we always put a very high emphasis on location. It does not matter to us (and many of our clients) if the lodge is a little rustic or service a little slow, if the wilderness location provided the big WOW factor when you arrive at the property. Sher Bagh has that 'X factor' and over the years it has developed into that ideal mixture of luxury camp, family style atmosphere, superb wilderness location and an escape from some of the noise and light pollution that invades many of Ranthambhore hotels and lodges.

Such has been the success of the tree planting and sympathetic nature of the lodge construction, that wildlife including leopards and tigers have 'moved in' (well, at least they pass through in the night!), giving an added dimension and genuine India tiger safari experience for the client wanting to fully immerse themselves in an Indian wildlife tour. Can you  imagine the thrill of hearing a leopard at night as you sit around the camp fire, or seeing a paradise flycatcher flit amonst the trees above your beautifully designed safari tent. Sher Bagh takes all the best aspects of the African luxury tent experience and brings Indian style and finese to its lucky clients and Ranthambhore has gained a camp that competes with the very best on an international level.

Why not try out our luxury tiger safari, which combines Sher bagh in Ranthambhore and Sher Garh in Kanha, as you experience a truely luxurious Indian wildlife tour.

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