Lakshman Sagar, Rajasthan
Located 2.5 hours from Jodhpur, Lakshman Sagar was built in the
19th Century as a hunting lodge for the Thakur of Raipur, Lakshman
Sagar Ji. This 32-acre estate has been sensitively developed
to offer visitors a moment to rest, recharge and explore the local
village culture, history and wildlife of the area.
The property comprises the original Zenana and Mardana living
quarters, which open onto a lake surrounded by 12 newly built
cottages, each featuring a separate bedroom, rain-shower bathroom,
living space with traditional fireplaces and private plunge pool
with lake views.
The Zenana and Mardana Wings serve as
communal living and dining spaces and offer elevated views of the
lake and surrounding agricultural land. Living areas are
appointed with day beds and 'Shisha' pipes, antique writing desks
and a collection of classic literature. A telescope is
positioned on the roof terrace of the Mardana Wing for stargazing.
At the Zenana Wing, guests can relax by a fountain courtyard
and take up knitting with hot pink wool and needles provided.
A 60 ft long swimming pool has been carved from the natural
rock, with panoramic views of the estate. A sundeck by the
dam also offers areas for respite.
Guests will dine on
seasonal organic produce, harvested onsite and sample traditional
Rajasthan cuisine including the traditional hunting recipes of the