The SUJÁN family has a legacy of working with wildlife through filming, monitoring, researching and creating awareness about tigers in Ranthambhore. In 1974, when Tejbir and Malvika followed a narrow, winding road it led them to the base of the ancient fort of Ranthambhore. In 1988, they co-established The Ranthambhore Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), working closely with the development of villages around the park boundaries.
As a child, Jaisal learnt the lay of the land by walking through every inch of the park; forbidden under today’s regulations. He was taught animal tracking and bush craft skills as a toddler under the tutelage of his father Tejbir, the late Fateh Singh Rathore and his uncle Valmik Thapar – regarded as India’s leading wildlife experts and conservationists.
Jaisal and his wife Anjali have since continued the family’s legacy of conservation through the creation of SUJÁN by introducing proven sustainable tourism models by opening ethically sound, authentic experiences in unique areas of pristine wilderness, which benefit local communities as well as play a role in preserving indigenous wildlife and their habitats.
The Philanthropic Wing of our Family Enterprise
Their family philanthropic wing, the SNS Foundation, was established in 1976. The Foundation addresses four development verticals – Education, Health and Hygiene, Skill Development and Conservation. The mission of the Foundation is to create social impact among rural communities, with an aim of achieving economic self-reliance and coexisting harmoniously with the environment.
Making a Positive Impact
The primary objective has always been to preserve and protect wild spaces in India, along with their heritage & culture. Everything they do supports this. The Explorations Company can arrange for you to stay in and enjoy any one of the properties and by doing so you are making a direct contribution that will allow them to continue on a truly sustainable journey, committing profits to securing conservation integrity for future generations. A conservation levy is added to each stay, per person, per night, as a contribution to the foundation. Through this levy, every guest who stays with is not only helping to conserve and expand natural habitats, but also contributes to our conservation and community development projects in the area.