5 offbeat places to stay in Rajasthan
Tired of staying in hotels? Here are some offbeat luxury stays in some of the most beautiful locations in Rajasthan:
Samsara Luxury Resort and Camp
Set amidst endless dunes of thar you have the luxury of choosing between a resort or a desert camp. Plush and comfortable tents with ensuite bathrooms will make this stay a one of its kind experience. Take a camel/ jeep safari in the dunes, enjoy a fun evening of folk performance, ask the resort to set up a private dinner for two and the last but not the least, get a massage under the stars. If all thsese activities do not interest you much just lie in a hammock with a glass of wine and an interesting book. Perfect getaway for the two of you. The resort and camp is located just 115 kms from Jodhpur.
Just 175 kms from Jaipur the capital city, Ramthra fort lies between Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur and Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Sawai Madhopur. A tranquil place with just a lake, countryside and a few shrines to explore, can make for a great weekend escape from Jaipur. It can also connect well with a trip to the Golden triangle or Ranthambore Tiger reserve. For accomodation you have suites or tents to choose from.
Tree of life resort
If peace and tranquility is on your to do list then this boutique resort away from the busy city life of Jaipur is perfect. You can choose from the stylishishly done 13 luxury villas set around 7 acres of land. Go for a spa session, swim in the infinity pool or learn yoga. Other activities you could include in your itinerary are: a trip to the elephant village, a short trek, a look into local village life etc. You could visit Tree of Life as a anniverasary getaway since its utterly romantic or as a perfect relaxed ending to your Rajasthan trip.
Easily accesible from the major cities in Rajasthan Chhatra Sagar offers luxury tented accomodation overlooking the lake. All the tents have private sit outs which have truly beautiful view of the lake.Visit a village or farm for a taste of local life. Apart from local activites it turns into a bird watchers paradise in winters, where you can sight over 200 types of migratory birds. You can connect Chhatra Sagar to your itinerary from Ajmer, Pushkar, Jodhpur, Jaipur and even Udaipur.
Built in fort style, Mihirgarh is a boutique hotel in the middle of the desert just 55 kms from the city of Jodhpur. Pure indulgence and Rajasthani hospitality at its best, they offer nine exquisitely done suites with the luxury of either a private jacuzzi or a plunge pool. While holidaying here you could go for horse riding, village safari, learn some Rajasthani recepies or a picnic in true royal style. Mihirgarh could be good option for relaxation after you complete your itinerary or for a 2-3 day break from the hectic city life.