Indian eco-Retreat: Savista

Nestled in the village of Sanjharia, Savista is a family-run boutique property set in the Indian countryside, in the Rajasthan state and closed to Jaipur city.

The owners, from the Kachhawa Rajput family, have created an elegant eco guesthouse surrounded by gardens, trees and local aromatic plants. Energy conservation and responsibility for the local community are really important for the owners. The house has its own farming garden with fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs used to make delicious meals for the guests.

Savista offers 14 guest rooms, each with a different style, decorated with a selection of handmade antiques and furniture from the Rajasthan area, modern elements, colourful fabrics, antique restored beds, colonial desks, an outdoor view and some of the rooms have fireplace, sun terrace, balcony or a patio. Four of the rooms can accommodate an extra bed.

Guests can enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of the property, spending time by the pool, play tennis or table tennis, bird watching, joying yoga lessons, relaxing in the spa, read a book from the library or watch a movie. They can have a unique experience, participating to printing workshop and learn to print on cotton fabric from the traditional artisans; or learn to cook, planning the dishes, choosing the ingredients and understanding the nutritive principles. Savista also offers special wellness detox programs based on a vegetarian approach, with yoga exercises, meditation and traditional Indian massages.

Rajasthan state is full of historical monuments, royal forts, palaces and magic bazaars with beautiful handicrafts, colours and fragrance of spices. The boutique hotel organizes tours and day trips to discover this fascinating area.

Info: http://www.savista.com/ – Room price: double room from 129 USD + taxes, incl. Breakfast and Wi-Fi – Services: car service, bike rental, transfers and tours

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