We have been having fairly regular thunder showers through the last fortnight and, from the day following the summer solstice, these brief and furious showers have been a daily occurrence. But it was only late last evening that the rains in[…]
Jaipur Travel Diary: An Intense and Memorable Weekend: Sara D writes about her trip to Savista and Jaipur.
“One weekend in India, no friends to come along, the desire to see as much as possible but also to find some peace and have some rest. What do I do? I started researching, survey, reading travel blogs… to see[…]
Last year, it was at around this time, when the rains had set in but it was not raining everyday to keep the temperature cool, and the days were super hot and muggy. Ken phoned from ‘somewhere in India’ to[…]
Today, nature in Jaipur has declared autumn. We had a few early signs around September 27, when the Parijat and Orange Jasmine – which flower only during the autumn months – suddenly came into bloom. There was a nip in[…]
April 14 was celebrated as the start of the new year by several culture regions of India. The people of Tamil Nadu and Kerala in southern India celebrated new year’s day as Puttandu and Vishu, respectively. In Bengal (in eastern[…]
Within four days of the spring equinox, the movement of the sun northwards seems to have accelerated! We can feel it in the growing heat of the day; We can feel it in the intensity of early morning bird calls;[…]
Over March 20/21 – when the world in the northern hemisphere was bonding over the Spring Equinox, the special day in the year of equal day and night – special things began happening at Savista too! As if due to[…]
Endorsed by the clatter of the birds in their daily song. This oasis steps outside the norms of any hotel but still provides all the desired comforts and conveniences. This is a home. The home of Bhanwar and Radhika who[…]
Savista’s housekeeping staff – who are all from the surrounding farming households – soaking in the sun during their lunch break.