Welcome to Shergarh...

Shergarh is a great little wildlife camp that welcomes friends and visitors from across the world who come to explore the natural beauty of Kanha Tiger Reserve, many of whom hope to fulfil a life-long dream to see a tiger in the wild...

Shergarh is run by our wonderful local team who have been with us since we built the camp in 2004, and by our naturalists who have spent many years, if not a lifetime venturing out in to these enchanting forests. Shergarh has also been our family home and a playground for our two young children. We welcome you as part of the family at Shergarh. Come and soak in the enchanting pace of life that still exists in this rural heartland, and we will endeavour to make your experience truly special and memorable.

The tents...

Our six cosy tents, are spaciously set within a young, indigenous woodland. Zip into a cool, breathable canvas bedroom, which is softly draped in white block-printed cotton, and 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 stored in reusable glass bottles. Our showers are really good!

You can charge all types of travelling gadgets from a number of electricity points inside the tent and we provide a hairdryer.

Each tent has its own private, cushioned verandah where you can relax, enjoy the birdlife, bathe in the sun and gaze up at the stars.

Each tent is housed beneath fired earth tiles, which ensures 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 warm cotton razais (duvets). Natural daylight bathes the room through the large netted windows, bringing 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 refreshing breeze that flows through the netted windows at night revitalises you from the hot day spent out in the bush, and you will be lulled to sleep by the hum of crickets and frog-croaks, and the sight of fire-flies, magically twinkling in the trees outside.

The food...

Our local chefs, Antram and Dilip, provide light salad lunches using ingredients fresh from our garden or local markets. Their dinners are prepared in the style of a traditional Indian home, delicately flavoured and accompanied with flat-breads and pickles. They can also prepare continental cusine if you prefer. They bake delicious 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 the Camp House, on the verandah, under the shade of a large mango tree or by the light of the moon. We usually all eat together sharing our stories and experiences, 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 Camp 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 provide free wifi, a laundry service, proper filtered coffee and a selection of mountain bikes for all ages.