Shambhala literally means Mythical Kingdom.A country retreat dedicated to the Rabari shepherds, surrounded by nothing but nature in its purest form. We welcome responsible travelers, adventurers, naturalists, ecology and wildlife enthusiasts,writers or simply individuals looking to escape the mundane and experience something raw and real. We’ve built an inspiring Eco-lodge utilizing only 10% of our land, it’s a glimpse into our world the way it was always meant to be — untouched and boundless.
“Any review of Shambhala will surely be using every superlative under the sun, it is amazing. To say it’s off the beaten track means there has to be a track before hand - the last 1 km of the drive is just a dirt road. This is the most gorgeous wildlife lodge we’ve ever stayed at. Everything is totally stylish and upscale. The cottage was huge with beautiful outdoor seating. The game drives are on private property, so there isn’t the hassle with getting into a government-run park (permits, certain times, etc.). Even though we never saw a leopard in our first day there, the nature experience was still the best of our time in India, even better than Ranthambore where we saw tigers. The views are just stunning; you can’t believe there is a place in the world this beautiful at every turn on the game drives. The landscape is one of those places that you can't believe exists in India. You climb on top of a hill and the magnificence of the 360 degree view that stretches endlessly is comparable to seeing srinagar from a height or being in Ladakh - as breathtaking though totally different. The game drives are so much more than just leopard sighting. There is the drive itself- who knew a simple Indian vehicle could do so much. Then there is the impromptu trekking, walking, villager chatting besides the bird and animal watching. The drive guides know their stuff!! Seeing 3 leopards on our second outing itself was an unbelievable bonus!! And finally once the leopard spotting obsession is satiated, one realizes there is a lot of other things to do - you can picnic, you can watch stars under the sky and you can trek!! Since it isn't a national park and this is the only property in the area, it feels even more natural and raw than some other places in India.”
It's a lovely heritage house. One can have a relaxed stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city here. Courtyards, terraces, corridors etc make up the property. It is nestled beautifully in a valley, surrounding by hills on three sides. The Mythological origins of this village are believed to be in the Mahabharata, as the wedding place of goddess Subhadra with Pandava Arjun.
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