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

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[…]

Jaipur Seasonal Change: The Short Summer is Here

Between the closure of the monsoons and the onset of autumn, the plains of India go through a four week period of humidity and heat, that has been nicknamed the ‘short summer’.  Jaipur is no exception to this.  The mornings[…]

A Birthing at Savista

We recently welcomed the latest addition to the Savista community.  Baiju – the latest lamb to be born at Savista – emerged from his mother  Banu a few days ago at the pre-dawn hour of 4.30 am.  We were jolted[…]

Ode to a Rajasthani Folk Legend: Tejaji

Today is celebrated as the Tejaji festival across rural Rajasthan, and everybody in the village where Savista is situated is looking forward to the procession this evening which will commemorate the life of this folk hero. Savista’s staff took off[…]

BIRDWATCH: The Small Minivet

The Small Minivet (Pericrocotus cinnamomeus) is listed among the common birds of the Indian sub-continent. It is to be found everywhere in the country, wherever it can find its naturally preferred habitat of forests, groves, gardens and tree-dotted cultivation. It[…]