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Savista, at Village Sanjharia, Off Ajmer Road, Jaipur 302026, Rajasthan

When Travel Leads to Volunteering: Hedda’s Story

“How it all began. I had visited India once before. I spent 4 weeks at a CISV-camp in Lucknow at the age of 12, making new friends and expanding horizons. Although, I didn’t get to see much of the cultural[…]

Savista’s Guests : Ken and Janine’s Story

Last year, it was at around this time, when the rains had set in but it was not raining everyday to keep the temperature cool, and the days were super hot and muggy.  Ken phoned from ‘somewhere in India’ to[…]

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[…]

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[…]