This unusual hotel is surrounded by rocky outcrops on the banks of a
lake in central Rajasthan. It’s not one for thrill-seekers or a holiday
with the children – but it is the perfect place to rest and recharge and
generally get away from it all, with little else to do other than relax
by the pool, star gaze, or take a guided nature walk.
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“A somewhat stark beauty, Lakshman Sagar was once a 19th-century
hunting lodge belonging to the Thakur of Raipur,” says Condé Nast
Traveller. In all, there are 12 thatched guest cottages set in 32 acres.
They are “dotted around” the place, “some reached by a path that winds
beneath an ancient banyan tree, others near a lake, where antelope and
peacocks trip and sip each evening”. The interiors are “evidence of a
zero-kilometre design philosophy: sari-upholstered benches add zip to
the mud tones and chandeliers are created from dangling copper pots and
The restaurant serves up traditional cuisine from the area, including
food cooked to the traditional hunting recipes of the Raipur family.
The menu includes dishes such as cardamom-spiced lamb.
Doubles start from around £140. For more information, visit sewara.com, or call 00 91 11 2649 4531. To read more