Said to be one of the hidden gems of Rajasthan, Lakshman Sagar in Raipur lets you experience the rustic and slow life, while also offering luxuries like a private splash pool.
An ex-hunting lodge from the late 19th century (built by the then Thakur of Raipur, Lakshman Singh), this property has 12 cottages beside a man-made lake. Made with mud, stone, and wood (following a sustainable design), the simple-looking cottages are brightly decorated within. The best part? Each room opens comes with a private plunge pool where you can splash about or just laze around, taking in the view before you.
The Zanana and the Mardana (two buildings originally built as quarters for women and men, respectively) give you a peek into the traditional customs of yesteryears, while currently serving as a common space for dining or lounging around. Oh, and expect traditional cuisine of the area made with fresh and seasonal produce.
If you’re looking for a truly rustic experience, make sure you take a break from the dreamy idling and opt for some of the interesting activities at this heritage getaway. From local liquor tasting and goat herding to guided nature walks and vegetable harvesting; there’s quite a lot for you to take part in.