A warm welcome to Shergarh...

We opened Shergarh in 2004, when we were young twenty-somethings with little cash or experience! Over the years it has become our family home, and blossomed into a great little camp run by our wonderful local team.

We welcome friends and visitors from across the world to explore the beauty of Kanha Tiger Reserve and soak in the enchanting pace of life that still exists here.

The tents...

We have just six cosy tents, spaciously set within a young, indigenous woodland.

Zip into a cool, breathable canvas bedroom, softly draped in white block-printed cotton, set with a large, comfortable bed, soft pillows and locally crafted furniture.

Open the bamboo door into a spacious bathroom, with twin-basins, separate toilet and shower rooms and a large area to store your luggage. Our toiletries are made from 100% natural products, and presented in reusable glass bottles, so there is no plastic waste. Our showers are really good!

Charge all types of travelling gadgets from a variety of electricity points. A hairdryer is provided.

Stargaze and sunbathe from your private, cushioned verandah.

Each tent is housed beneath fired earth tiles, which ensure a naturally pleasant climate throughout the season. In Dec-Jan, the night temperatures can drop below zero, so we provide a heater, hot-water bottles and thick duvets – it's so cosy, you wont want to leave your bed! Natural daylight bathes the room, and the large netted-windows bring you close to your green, leafy surroundings.

As temperatures rise towards the end of March and in to April, we cool your tent with an energy-friendly water cooler and fan. At sunset you’ll be amazed by how much the forest cools; the natural breeze that flows through the netted windows at night is delicious! You wont need to fall asleep to the whir of your fan… just the lullaby of crickets and frog-croaks, and magical, twinkling fire-flies… 

The food...

Antram and Dilip, our fantastic local chefs, prepare light salad lunches using ingredients fresh from our garden or local markets. Their dinners are cooked in the style of a traditional Indian home, delicately flavoured and accompanied with flat-breads and pickles. They will also prepare continental cusine if you prefer. They bake scrummy cakes, tarts, bread and quiches and make their own homemade muesli as well as a few in-house inventions as breakfast treats to enjoy on safari.

Dining may be in our Main House, on the verandah, under the shade of a large mango tree or by the light of the moon. We usually all eat together, but we set up individual tables in private locations too...

The setting...

Once upon a time Shergarh was a scruffy plantation of eucalyptus and degraded farmland. Today it is a beautiful, regenerated, native forest and grassland. At the centre lies a spring-fed waterbody which attracts cormorants, kingfishes, herons, teal, waterhens and hundreds of breeding egrets. There's a small raft for children to take out, and some guests enjoy a wild swim. Mostly we enjoy relaxing on the outdoor sofas by the water's edge, under a sprawling fig canopy, around a roaring camp fire.

Our Main House, which overlooks the water, is the central point for everyone to gather at meal and safari times. The large wrap-around verandah is an ideal place to relax with a drink from the bar or a book from our library; we have a good selection of wildlife references and Indian fiction. We also have souvenirs for sale which include local Gond art books and paintings.

Also...

We offer free wifi, a laundry service, proper filtered coffee and a selection of mountain bikes for all ages.