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“A boutique hideaway in the truest sense. Part of the Sewara chain of hotels known for their organic produce and eco credentials this property upholds the good name. Twelve private cottages, made from local stone have private pools. Decor comprises local artwork and gorgeous pop colours.”

“A boutique hideaway in the truest sense. Part of the Sewara chain of hotels known for their organic produce and eco credentials this property upholds the good name. Twelve private cottages, made from local stone have private pools. Decor comprises local artwork and gorgeous pop colours.”

Hotel Review

Inspired by the kaleidoscopic colours of Indian this 19th century former hunting lodge is not your average rural Rajasthani stay twelve cottages (each with their own private plunge pool) are dotted around a 32 acres and a man made reservoir. The sound of peacocks resonates throughout the grounds from sunrise til sunset, interrupted only by the chattering of a lively flock of parakeets. A totally unspoilt, rural idyll, staying true to Sewara hospitality’s mantra Lakshman Sagar is as gentle to the environment as it is on the eye. And what a visual feast it is! Decorated in pop palettes rooms are a riot in greens, pinks, yellows and oranges; juxtaposed against natural dried mud walls. Repurposed furnishings such as a traditional coal iron for a soap dish and baby’s crib for a wash basket add a novel touch. Though the pièce de résistance has got to be the zenana, formerly the women’s quarters. Decorated in pink and purple shades, mosaic floors and trickling fountains. The rooftop affords 360 views of the property and the best seat in the house. There is an Ayurvedic spa-cum-tree house run by Amul, possessing an encyclopaedic knowledge of herbology. He even takes yoga classes. Or simply spend an afternoon recumbent by that pool. Carved into the landscape, out of a giant rock, it has been named one of Conde Nast Traveller’s favourite pools in India. Inspired by the ‘Slow Food Movement’ all cuisine is either grown in the property’s expansive vegetable garden or locally sourced. Serving fresh, traditional Rajasthani dishes these simple meals are a blessing – compared to the heavy, oil laden affair on offer in most hotels. That said, flavours can get a little repetitive, but staff do their best to meet requests. A totally enchanting stay!
Recommended for
  • Hideaway
  • A quiet place for guests to relax by the pool amongst the sounds of nature.
  • Romantic Break
  • Private cottages all with private pool and gorgeous rooms.
 

Written by Megan Lambert

Recommended For

  • Hideaway
  • A quiet place for guests to relax by the pool amongst the sounds of nature.
  • Romantic Break
  • Private cottages all with private pool and gorgeous rooms.
  • Other Activities
  • Check the calendar (it changes annually) for the dates of the Raipur rural Olympics - a sight to behold.
  • Riding
  • A horse trek through the local villages and to a nearby fort is an unforgettable experience.
  • Cooking classes
  • Learn some of Rajasthan's culinary secrets from the excellent in house chef.
  • Great walks
  • A guided sunrise walk through the region's henna fields.
  • Yoga
  • Yoga and meditation classes are available.
  • Art Classes
  • Birdwatching
  • All inclusive
  • Price quoted includes all meals, but drinks are extra
  • Eco
  • Roof terrace
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Quiet
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Organic food
  • Designer
  • Good wine list
  • Views
  • Village
  • Quirky
  • Chic
  • Boutique
  • Artworks
  • Restaurant
  • Retro/Vintage
  • Romantic
  • Luxury
  • Charming

Facilities

  • Massage
  • Available in room
  • Outdoor dining
  • Airport transfer
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Roof terrace
  • Bar
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Good wine list
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Not suitable for disabled guests
  • Bicycle hire
  • No pets
  • Safe
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sitting Room
  • Room service
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Views
  • Concierge
  • Suites
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • Check the calendar (it changes annually) for the dates of the Raipur rural Olympics - a sight to behold.
  • Riding
  • A horse trek through the local villages and to a nearby fort is an unforgettable experience.
  • Cooking classes
  • Learn some of Rajasthan's culinary secrets from the excellent in house chef.
  • Great walks
  • A guided sunrise walk through the region's henna fields.
  • Yoga
  • Yoga and meditation classes are available.
  • Art Classes
  • Birdwatching

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Lakshman Sagar Review

Inside, the rooms are vast, comprising two vaguely circular levels that accommodate a sitting and sleeping area with adjoining bathroom that opens on to the pool area.

Originally published by The Independent (view article)