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


The Khejri trees on the Savista estate that were pruned (and some pollarded) last winter, have all got back their dense green foliage. The sheep in the area are probably already eyeing their winter feed, and if there is a[…]

BIRD WATCH: The Purple Sunbird

Sunbirds, starlings and drongos are outshining each other (and other birds) in our garden these days. Here’s a little bit about the smallest and most beautiful of these creatures… the purple sunbird! The  purple sunbird, distinguished by the jewel-like metallic[…]

Festivals of Rajasthan: Teej in the Pink City

The fesitval of Sawan Teej starts tomorrow! Teej is a celebration of the beginning of the Hindu holy month of Sravan. Sravan is celebrated throughout India under many different names, but the celebration is most extraordinary in Jaipur and is known[…]

We’re Back!

Although it’s been a while since our last post, Savista continues to thrive in the countryside of Rajasthan. The contrast of the white haveli with the green foliage which surrounds it is strikingly beautiful, and gives one a sense of peace[…]

Launching Savista’s new blog

At long last, we finally decided to bite the bullet and take Savista into the digital age with this new blog. Why a blog? Because our guests more often than not come as strangers and leave as friends, and we’ve[…]