Shergarh

India

  • Welcoming hosts and staff
  • Jeep safaris in the tiger reserve
  • Nature walks in the forest and by the river
  • Explore the countyside by bike
  • Swim in the lake
  • Convivial group meals
  • Drinks around the campfire 
  • Enjoy homemade cakes, bread and quiches
  • Strong eco credentials

Open: Shergarh is open from 15th October to 15th May each year.

Location: The lodge is in woodland overlooking a lake adjoining Kanha National Park and Tiger Reserve. The Mukki entrance gate to the park is 4kms from the lodge, just a 5-minute drive. The nearest airports are at Jabalpur, 180 kms and a 4-hour drive, Raipur, 200 kms and a 4.5-hour drive, and Nagpur, 260 kms and a 5.5-hour drive.

Rooms: There are 6 sturdy canvas walk-in tents, with a roomy bedroom, en-suite bathroom with his and hers hand basins, a shower and a separate toilet. Toiletries and hairdryers are provided. There are power points for charging batteries. Each tent has private veranda with a river view. In the colder months (December and January) heaters, thick duvets and hot water bottles are supplied, as are fans in warmer months.

Activities: There are 2 daily open-top jeep safaris. The morning safari lasts around 5 hours and includes breakfast, and the afternoon safari is up to 3 hours, returning to the camp in time for sundowners. There are currently no safaris on Wednesday afternoons. It is possible to arrange full day safaris using a photographer’s special licence, at extra charge. At the lodge you can take a walk in the forest where you should see birds, butterflies and dragonflies, or climb the hill behind the camp for views of the surrounding countryside. The lake is safe for swimming, and there is a small raft children can use. There are bikes, free for guest use, for exploring country lanes using a map prepared by staff at the lodge. Guides are available to take you to local villages and markets.

Facilities: The main house is set by the lake and is where guests congregate at meal and safari times. There's a bar, a library with wildlife booking and works of fiction, and a long, shaded veranda with sofas and coffee tables, and seating by the river. The campfire is lit in the evenings, and guests and hosts gather for drinks and conversation. You can buy local art books and paintings as souvenirs on site. There is a laundry service.

Dining: Breakfast is a generous spread of dishes, lunch tends to be a light meal such as a salad, and dinner is based on traditional Indian cuisine, though international dishes can be prepared if preferred. Dining venues include the main house, the open deck and in the garden, with most meals eaten as a group, providing time for group discussions.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.

Health: We recommend malaria prophylactics for travel to India.

Communication: There is free WiFi internet access in the main house.

Notes: The lodge accepts cash (Indian Rupees, UK Sterling, US Dollars and Euros), but does not accept debit or credit cards or traveller's cheques.

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