Welcome to Savista
Savista Retreat is a 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.
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; and the milk and yoghurt are from livestock fed on the estate’s grass. Other sustainable living practices include: water drawn from deep bore wells on the farm that is pure to drink, sweet and mineral-rich; water harvesting; use of biomass as fertiliser; solar energy for water heating; and a swimming pool whose water is free of chemicals and reused 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.
With its location in a village on the edge of the city, this retreat just outside of Jaipur offers an ideal balance of experiencing rural Rajasthan, along 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 freedom from the noise and air pollution and frenetic pace of Jaipur city without compromising on access to what the city offers.
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, croquet, table tennis or cricket, use the fitness centre, rejuvenate with a massage/sauna or steam bath, 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, apprenticeship with a village potter, village tours and visits to rural households, camel cart rides through the countryside, yoga lessons, detox workshops, 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.
Unlike other luxury hotels, at Savista we make a conscious effort to avoid over-the-top ostentation. The focus is on design aesthetics, simplicity and comfort. 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. This, when combined with a large number of facilities, makes for an exclusive ambience. It also gives us the chance to get to know our guests better and ensure the quality of their experience.
Savista’s essence was most aptly described by a guest in a recent review, as a “modern thinking place in every sense”. 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.
(Room rates are upwards of USD 175 per night. Taxes are additional @28%. 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 )
- Free wifi
- Movie theatre
- Table tennis
- Office space
- Car service
- Cricket pitch
- Games lounge
- Music room