Founded as an herb farm in 1982 by Lt. Colonel Lawrence Paul, the abundance of medicinal plants indigenous to this region provided ideal conditions for natural cultivation. The same land would later be developed, resulting in a goat farm that housed several hundred animals. The rocky yet densely forested mountain areas proved the perfect habitat for several generations of goats, until recently, when the same crop of land underwent its third transformation. In its newest incarnation, we wanted Ratapani to be an extension of our own home, and a haven for those who want to immerse themselves in the pleasures of the natural world.
Jungle rides in vintage jeeps and bird-watching go hand-in-hand with life at Ratapani Range Retreat. The presence of the Barna Dam has also enabled us to live our passions of boating, fishing and kayaking, and we want you to be a part of it, while enjoying home-cooked food made with the best of the ingredients that the Raisen disctrict has to offer.
Beyond the tranquil existence that is jungle life, Ratapani Range Retreat is situated at a convenient proximity to sites that hold a rich cultural heritage. The ancient caves of Bhimbetka, the 11th Century city of Bhojpur and the holy site of Sanchi are all a short drive away.