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Savista, at Village Sanjharia, Off Ajmer Road, Jaipur 302042, Rajasthan

Sambhar Lake and its Historical Connection with Savista

The Sambhar Lake, spread over 220 sq. kms of area close to Jaipur and India’s largest inland saltwater lake, has many noteworthy features. As well as an interesting connection with the Savista Retreat. That it was the scene of mass[…]

Food Philosophy And Practices: Offerings From Savista Retreat

The term food evokes, at once, reactions ranging from the most basic requirement of sustaining bodily energy, to meeting nuanced nutritional needs, to refined ways of satisfying the palate. Among various enriching life experiences, travel has emerged as a significant[…]

The Pink City: Jaipur

Given that Rajasthan is the size of a large European country, where does one begin to explore it? Jaipur is the acknowledged gateway to the region. Historically, by virtue to its proximity to Delhi – the capital of the Mughal[…]

Exploring The Real Rajasthan

Rajasthan – the land of royal trappings, chivalry and romance – is a feast for the senses. It has the largest concentration of monuments of historical and architectural interest in India.  Amber Fort (Jaipur), the Golden Fort (Jaisalmer) and Mehrangarh[…]

More Signs of Climate Change – The On/Off of Seasons

Following our last post announcing the onset of a premature summer, we went through one week of unbelievably extreme heat, which sent us cowering into the shade feeling sorry for ourselves ( even though our grounds were full of exhuberantly[…]

Birdwatch at Savista: The Spangled Drongo

  Rarely sighted on the Indian subcontinent, we are lucky that this  Spangled Drongo – also called the Blue Drongo – decided to appear fleetingly on the Savista lawns one September evening, where it was fortuitously captured in this photo[…]

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