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Headed To Ranthambore? This Getaway Includes A Tiger Safari, An Organic Farm & More


    Anuraga, The Treehouse Palace Hotel in Ranthambore, is a luxury retreat for your weary soul, packed with royal pampering and adventure activities .

    Royal Retreat

    We were welcomed to the stunning property with a refreshing mocktail called the Anuraga Sunrise {they do a gin and vodka based version of it for you in the evening}, which was exactly what we needed after our train journey to Sawai Madhopur. The hotel looks straight out of a fairy-tale with billowing curtains along the galleries and intricate floral motifs all over the ceilings. Their theme rooms take us back to the era of royalty

    We headed straight to their spa for some TLC before heading to their restaurant, Basant. We tried the Aromatherapy massage, and went into a deep slumber before lunch. We were especially impressed with their Indian and Rajasthani food, and the stellar service. We tried their laal maas {a traditional mutton preparation}, gatte ki sabzi  and the sambar for our first meal and decided we were going to stick with Indian food for the rest of our trip.

    You can spend your evening at the outdoor bar {they have a picturesque front garden} enjoying a traditional music and dance performance put on by the locals, and, if you have children, the hotel’s magician, Nazar Ali will put on a mind-boggling show for them {we were left absolutely stunned by his tricks}.

    Of Tigers And Organic Farms

    Our second day began at the crack of dawn with a safari to the reserve. We were lucky enough to spot a leopard crossing our tracks two minutes into the drive {leopard sightings are apparently very rare at the park} and went on to see massive Sambars and Nilgais in the reserve, but the highlight was spotting a one-year-old male tiger lazing around some shrubs {yes, the two hour drive in the sun was worth it}

    We returned for some rest and food before heading to Shabri Farms, a completely organic farm from where the hotel gets its vegetables and produce. Spread over 32 acres, the farm grows all kinds of vegetables imaginable {pretty impressive for the soaring temperatures in the region} and even has their own dairy which provides milk to the entire region. So everything you eat at the hotel is fresh and pesticide free, they’re definitely getting points for this. Spending your day out and about in the heat ca get to you, so we recommend you space out your outdoor activities. The hotel has a gorgeous pool, and an excellent gym if you want to rid yourself of all those extra calories {there’s something about this place that gets your appetite going all the time}.

    Our last evening was spent enjoying the excellent cocktails prepared by the bartender {you must ask for the Anuraga Sunrise again}. The bar is well-stocked and has a good collection of wine, but the cocktails are what you should be having here. The restaurant prepares grilled vegetables and baked fish or chicken at night; we suggest you try this out if you want to take a break from their Indian food. The resort is fun for a weekend, but there isn’t really much to do here beyond two days. So, if you want a quick, two-day getaway, this place is ideal.


    So, We're Saying...

    The combination of luxury and adventure is what we loved about this place. Make sure you stop by the hotel gift shop to pick up some souvenirs. They also have an art shop you should check out.