Imagine you had to rate and review your childhood home – a place of love and peace, where your every need was met and you learned so much about yourself and the world around you. That is the task I am faced with here, as I am writing about Savista Retreat where I stayed for 7 nights in February 2012. But I shall try to be objective. As a part of my stay, I had booked a yoga-and-massage-detox package. I learned so much about healthy eating, yoga and the balance of mind and spirit. It was rewarding beyond expectations, but even if you are not up for the detox programme there are plenty of reasons to stay at Savista. The surroundings are beautiful as is the hotel itself. And the Jaipur region offers many sights to see and excellent Indian shopping, which my friend an I discovered on our outings with the personal driver, the hotel has provided for us. But the best experiences of my stay were “back home” at Savista. The sun there is as bright as the smiles on the faces of the local Indian women who work at Savista and who took my friend and I on a tour of the surroundings and bestowed upon us the honor of showing us their homes. I am so thankful for this memorable experience that I would never have gotten anywhere else. And the food!! I could go on and on about how excellent it is! If staying there, do eat at Savista. It’s the best food I had on my entire trip and it is served poolside in the candlelight. A final mention should be given to our hosts who went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable at all times. When a sudden, unusual, and very unexpected cold front made it a little cold inside the palace, they made sure heaters were in place. When I was so unfortunate as to fall and hit my head, our hosts themselves drove me to their own doctor to make sure that I was okay! They are the nicest, warmest people you could imagine as hosts. In short, I recommend Savista with all my heart. Stay there and get an experience that you will carry with you a lot longer than the beautiful tan you can also acquire. You might even be as lucky as l have been and find a place in a far away land that you can call home.