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

B.K.S Iyengar (1918-2014)

Today we salute the memory of the exemplary teacher of yoga, Shri B.K.S. Iyengar, the man who introduced yoga to the world outside India and continued to spread the light of yoga all through his long and tireless life. Shri.[…]

Peacocks have finally come to live at Savista!

Two peacocks and two or three peahens have finally taken up residence at Savista – making us very happy – after spending two years prospecting the place and using it as a weekend hideaway! (We had reported on these weekend[…]

Jaipur monsoon

Across India, the season of annual rains – the Monsoon – enters its  peak around the middle of July. For the thirty days from the middle of July until the middle of August – a lunar month – this period is observed[…]

Jaipur Travel Diary: “From Norway With Love – Spring 2014”

Somewhere in Rajasthan… A shaky Scottish/Norwegian couple has just got out of a shaky auto rikshaw after 40 tense minutes in midnight darkness on the motorway from Jaipur, crammed, maybe almost crushed, between lorries with much heavier load than the[…]

Savista A Farm-to-Fork Destination: Summertime Super Heroes

There are some distinguishing features to the lifestyle at Savista Retreat and it’s gardens. Particularly the kitchen garden.  It is a continuous source of delight. And. that its produce frees us from pernicious dependence on the fruit and vegetable markets[…]

Jaipur Travel Diary: Letting Travel Change You

In an effort to see as much of India as possible in the short time we could slip away from everyday life, we dreamt up a packed itinerary and spent plenty of time in the backseat of a car, gazing[…]

Jaipur Travel Diary: Learning hand blockprinting

I traveled to India for the month of August 2013, on the National Artist Teacher Fellowship, to study hand-wood block printing from the master artisans in the village of Bagru. I was so pleased to find Savista as a base[…]

Guest Stories: “Another View of Savista “

Even while Ellie was clicking Savista in exhuberant colour and composing her collages (see previous post titled “WinterSavista”), Christopher Edwards  was amusing himself with creating yet “another view of Savista” as he called it. Christopher and Mona Edwards were at[…]

Guest Stories: A Working Holiday at Savista

                  When Ling Choo Tan wrote to us from China to say that she wished to be at Savista for ten days to do block printing, and that she would prefer to drive straight[…]

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