Savista, at Village Sanjharia, Off Ajmer Road, Jaipur 302026, Rajasthan
Savista Retreat is a homely boutique hotel in Jaipur with several unusual and welcome features. While we offer all the comforts and services of a hotel, we are determinedly not a typical or chain hotel.
Located in a village on the edge of the city, this retreat just outside Jaipur offers an ideal balance of experiencing rural Rajasthan, with easy access to Jaipur city’s historical monuments and bazaars (a 30 minute drive away), and visiting off-beat sites around Jaipur. A special feature of Savista is total freedom from the noise and air pollution and frenetic pace of Jaipur city without compromising on access to what the city offers.
Set amid vast tracts of undulating cropland and farmsteads,this eco-retreat is a 12-acre estate of trees, gardens, fields and birds. The philosophy is farm-to-fork: the estate grows its own vegetables and grains free from chemical fertilisers and pesticides; the milk is from buffaloes fed on the estate’s grass; and the poultry are free rangers that roam around the estate. Other sustainable living practices include water harvesting, use of biomass as fertiliser, solar energy for water heating, and the natural swimming pool (water drawn from deep bore wells, free of chemicals and recycled for irrigation). Integration with the local community in its operations and produce sharing makes this retreat a socially responsible, eco-friendly and sustainable travel destination.
Unlike other luxury hotels, at Savista we make a conscious effort to avoid over-the-top ostentation. The focus is on design aesthetics and rustic elegance. Each of the rooms is different, with the inspiration for its decor drawn from nature, and filled with crafts and antiques hand-picked from all over Rajasthan.
We also zealously guard our character as a secluded hotel/ retreat/destination. The number of guest rooms is just 14 and kept deliberately so, as this gives us the chance to get to know our guests better and ensure the quality of their experience.
In keeping with our commitment to experiential travel, the facilities are numerous. Guests can combine sightseeing with unwinding by the pool, play a game of tennis, table tennis or cricket, use the fitness centre, relax in the spa, watch movies, use the library, jog around the property, or take leisurely walks or cycle through neighbouring villages. Also on offer are a range of unique activities and cultural experiences that include block printing workshops, village tours and visits to rural households, camel cart rides through the countryside, yoga lessons, music and dance performances and art exhibitions as and when they are held at city auditoriums and art centres, Jaipur city bazaar and heritage walks, and day trips to fascinating nearby places such as the temple town of Pushkar, Chand Baori (step-well) at Abhaneri, the national bird sanctuary at Bharatpur, and the Barefoot College at Tilonia.
Savista’s essence was most aptly described by a guest in a recent review, as a “modern thinking person’s travel destination”. This largely derives from the vision of Savista’s owners whose ancestral home it is. After long careers in academia and international development both in India and overseas, they decided to return home to indulge in a new experiment in sustainable living and experiential travel. Savista is that experiment, and we guarantee that your stay here will leave you feeling like you have acquired a second home.
(For bookings, please contact us directly, Savista is not bookable through online travel portals.
Cars are available for hire for airport/train station transfers, sightseeing in and around Jaipur, and travel within Rajasthan, and to/from Delhi or Agra. The drivers speak English, and we take responsibility for their conduct )