Shenbaga Vilaasam

Experience rural India from the comfortable base of a 20th century farmland palace.

Shenbaga Vilaasam

Shenbaga Vilaaasam is a wonderfully unique place to stay, offering a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity within a rural Indian farmland setting. The building itself was built in the early 1900s as a farm getaway for the Zamindarini of Samathur. As such, the mansion offers opulence and luxury alongside a comfortable, homely ambience. The many antiques and art pieces collected by the family remain in place, almost creating a beautiful museum of the property’s heritage.

Nestled amongst hundreds of acres of active farmland, guests can immerse themselves in rural Indian practices, and the local produce is extensively used in the kitchen. Guests can enjoy the formal dining room as they tuck into authentic vegetarian Indian dishes, made by local chefs.


Dining room, several outdoor seating areas, air conditioning, WiFi access, laundry service.

Optional Activities

There are many activities available, the majority of which allow guests to immerse in Indian rural life. Rural tours, nature walks, bird watching, or even bullock cart rides. Stroll through the village market or craft market, or visit nearby forts, waterfalls and dams. Additionally, activities such as astrology, cooking lessons, music displays and Ayurvedic treatment allow guests to learn even more about the lives of the locals.

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Swimming Pool


Jonathan Morris
Area Specialist

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This was a special holiday to celebrate our retirement and it lived up to our hopes and expectations. Given that we booked this holiday as we hadn’t seen Tigers in Ranthambore, having 5 Tiger sightings on this holiday was brilliant. Loved the Sloth Bears in Taduba and Satpura and a Leopard at Satpura at the eleventh hour. Also saw some unusual species like Giant Squirrels and the Wild Spotted cat. We saw a huge variety of birds but mammals are particularly special for us.

Mr RG - Wokingham