Weekend getaways has become a tradition for many of us now. Whenever there is a long weekend coming up, we tend to look up to various websites to search for that ideal place to unwind and escape from the city's hustle bustle. One such place is Lakshman Sagar in Pali district of Rajasthan, once a 19th century hunting lodge now transformed into a eco-friendly luxury resort built in a 32 acres of wildlife protected land on the banks of a lake.
When to go - The best time to visit this property is from October - February. The resort closes from April - September for maintenance and also due to the rising heat in the badlands.
How to reach - It's easily accessible by roads from Delhi/NCR, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Pushkar. The roads are mostly straight and in a good condition for driving. It's approximately 500 kms from Delhi (8-9 hours drive). You can take a stop in Jaipur and stay overnight to relax and then begin the journey again the next day early morning.
Here, sharing our photo gallery of Lakshman Sagar showcasing the magnificence of this place and the reasons why it's an unusual weekend getaway and a hallmark of luxury.
Sustainable & slow living
The moment we entered Lakshman Sagar, we were amazed by it's surroundings. The resort is perfectly situated amidst the badlands of Rajasthan in a close proximity to nature and wildlife. It is truly Rajasthan's hidden gem. We were glad to see how nature and culture is well protected at this place creating an eco-friendly environment. Upon arrival we were taken on a tour of the property which ended up to be a beautiful nature walk. Away from the chaos of the stressful and busy lives, this place is perfect for rediscovering simple pleasures.
Cottages : Depicting rich culture & luxury
We were awestruck as soon as we entered our room (cottage). Never imagined this level of luxury with a hue of royalty. The room decor is purely a reflection of Rajasthani culture with a modern luxury. Each cottage is uniquely designed and comes with an outdoor private plunge pool overlooking the lake creating a visual bliss and a quaint living area filled with bright colorful interiors. All the interiors inside the cottage are so whimsical and sourced from the nearby villages.
From brass vessels like lotas (pots) for drinking water which is good for stomach, Rajasthani puppets, bangles and traditional cooking pots adorning the walls, fireplace resembling a weaverbird's nest to perfume bottles holding liquid soap and rock-cut washbasin, everything depicts a rich culture bought to you into modern luxury lifestyle.