Puskar Resort, Rajasthan
Located in Pushkar, Rajasthan, this amazing property is spread over fifteen acres. It was initially built as a stopover for the Kochar family en route their wilderness expeditions, and was eventually refurbished into a resort, while maintaining the authenticity of Rajasthani culture. The property is perfect for slow living, surrounded by lush green landscapres and fruit orchards. It is considered to be a melting pot of relaxation and seclusion amongst nature, while having all the necessary amenities for a luxurious stay. It is also close to the bustling city of Ajmer. The perfect view of the Aravallis heightens the overall bespoke experience.
The property pays extra attention to the moods and colours of the ancient city of Pushkar, and has been described by the city folks as the perfect hub to unwind spiritually. The holy city of Pushkar is well known as a pilgrimage centre, as it is the cradle of Lord Brahma the revered creator amongst Hindus. Pushkar also hosts one of the largest cattle fairs in the world – the annual Pushkar Fair.
The décor takes is inspired by traditional Rajasthan, utilizing local pots, dried flowers, utensils, stone work, leather work and patchwork to reconstruct the ambience of the age-old city. The walls are adorned with paintings by M. Sivanesan and SK Mani.
As the resort highly emphasises local décor and inspiration, the raw materials have been sourced from nearby areas. Every item and material is sourced with a goal in mind in order to enhance the ethnic Rajput grandeur and native flavour of the hotel.
Pushkar resort emulates traditional Rajasthani flavours and colours, bringing a rich cultural experience into the design. The materials are locally sourced to ensure that the tone of the ancient city is brought to life. There are forty cottages in Pushkar resorts that are divided into small clusters.
The resort encompasses 40 cottages that are divided into three categories.
The Standard Room is 270 sq. ft and is decorated with patchwork cushions and kishangarh stonework.
The Deluxe Room is 300 Sq.ft , has earthy interiors. The USP of this room is the view of the gardens and the Aravallis. There are also peaceful private sit out areas.
Superior Rooms are 325 Sq.ft and decorated in vibrant Rajasthani colours. An additional baithak area is a special new feature.
Kaivalya Spa offers a range of massages, scrubs and wraps as well as a swimming pool which help refresh our guests during their stay at the property.
The dishes at the resort are varied, ranging from traditional Rajashtani food to continental food. Several ingredients are homegrown, adding to the authenticity. The restaurant seat more than 100 people, and special picnic baskets are available for kafila rides. It also serves alcohol and non-vegeterian food, one of the few in the region.
ACCESS & SUGGESTED ITINERARIES
Jaipur is the closest International airport (120 kms). From Jaipur, one can take a train, bus or taxi to Ajmer. From Ajmer to Pushkar is another 12km which can take a driver upto 45 minutes due to the hilly terrain.
Nearest railway station is Ajmer. There are direct trains from Delhi, Agra, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur. Two convenient train services which connect Ajmer to Delhi and Jaipur respectively are the Shatabdi Express and Pink City Express.
‘MUST DO’ ACTIVITIES
Guests can wander around the in-house poultry, mango orchards and rose plantations. They can indulge in the famous historical sites around Pushkar such as the ancient Hindu temples, or visit the Annual Pushkar fair that is the largest cattle fairs in the world. The streets of Pushkar host a variety of trinkets up for exploration with the hotel’s concierge services. One can also partake in Kafila rides, jeep safaris, motorcycle rides and more or witness a gorgeous dusk at the lake.