The SpaceAt the fringe of the Badlands of India, this place was built in the late 19th century as a hunting lodge by the then Thakur of Raipur, Lakshman Singh Ji to host other noble families and British emissaries. As a continuation of the hospitality and traditions of the House of Raipur; Sewara has envisioned a getaway much like Thakur Lakshman Singh Ji, though with a conservationist view of the heritage and surroundings.
The Zanana (women) quarters and Mardana (men) quarters, designed historically for the ladies and men respectively, offer hints to Rajput culture and traditional customs like pardah or reflecting the granduer of mehfils & baithak. Seeped in history, every corner of this place depicts the nuances of hunting holidays during the days of the Raj. From the machans used for tiger spotting to the man-made lake to attract game, great care has been taken to restore these priceless prints of the past.
The re-conceptualization is manifested through the endless detailing in the architecture & design, the cuisine, and the well-thought of activities & non-activities tailored personally for the guests in a captivating natural topography, ideal for mindless relaxation.
Spread over 32 acres along the man-made lake, the 12 cottages have been meticulously planned and conceptualized with assistance from the vanguards of sustainable design - architects, Vasant & Revathi Kamat and designer duo Sahil & Sarthak. Merging Rajasthani design with eco sensibility,the twelve 900 sq ft mud and stone cottages, supplement the Mardana and Zanana and invoke an experience both private and symbiotic with nature.
Influenced by the indigenous Rajasthani architecture, the cottages have been re-interpreted in sustainable design using locally sourced products like wood, stone and mud. Following zero kilometer concept and reflective of the 'slow' lifestyle of sourcing all materials from the vicinity, the architecture reflects the local way of living.
The striking bright pink curtains, reminiscent of the local grab, flowing from the windows of the quaint hunting lodge creates a picture perfect impression as one enters the resort. Similarly, inside the grey slate and mud cottages made in a rough chinai style, the bedroom and living areas flow into one another. A similar flow continues towards the bathrooms, where an open door echoes with the ethos of non-divided spaces of rural homes.
Every corner of the resort tells a story which is rooted in the authenticity of the locale.
The cottages here are divided into two clusters, with six 900 sq mt cottages on either side of the lake. All the rooms are nestled in the natural topography of the land and have taken to the contours of the hills; making them similar but not identical to each other. With a strong influence from the neighbouring village culture and life, all the elements found in the rooms have a story to tell.
Each room opens into a private splash pool overlooking the lake, creating a visual bliss with a panoramic view of the landscape. In the bathroom grey slate walls have been polished with lacquer used by local wood-smiths to shine furniture, while bathroom sinks and private plunge pools in each room have been carved out of rough granite rescued from local mining sites.
The interiors are brightly decorated with local influences creating an experience of the nuances of village life. From a large wind chime installation of brass vessels like lotas (pots), belans (rolling pins) and mathinis (butter churners) to a jalaebi patal (wok) as a key holder and a shoe cleaner from mini brooms, the interiors reflect the local culture. Guest AccessAccess to:
Dining Hall The NeighborhoodSituated approximately two hours from Ajmer, 10 kilometers off NH-14 en-route to Jodhpur via Pali. It is strategically located in the centre of the tourist circuit in the Marwar and Mewar region of Rajasthan. The neighborhood is of local village which is set up in a very peaceful area, a visual bliss with a panoramic view of the landscape. It is 6 km from the ancient Raipur Fort. The Todgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is 35 km away while the beautiful Bagri Fort is 45 km away from the property. Getting AroundSituated approximately two hours from Ajmer, 10 kilometers off NH-14 en-route to Jodhpur via Pali. It is strategically located in the centre of the tourist circuit in the Marwar and Mewar region of Rajasthan.
The closest commercial airport, Jodhpur, is about 134 km 2 hours away,
The Ajmer Railway Station is 100 km
Haripur railway station is only 3kms away.
It is 2 km from Marwar Bus Station.
PS: We also provide a pick and drop facility from both locations. Other Things to NoteWe offer many custom made activities and experience on prior request and on chargeable basis please let us know if u wish for one, just to name few:
Customized Private Dining
Nature walk & Bird watching
Breakfast in the field
Angling in the lake,
Local Liquor tasting session
Visit to the local market of Raipur