Have you heard of the term JoMO, the new much-loved antonym of FoMO? For the uninititaied, while FoMO is the Fear of Missing Out, JoMO is the Joy of Missing Out. JoMO is being increasingly used to describe the kind of holiday urban dwellers seek away from the hustle bustle of city life. Abiding by its philosophy of ‘slow-living’, Lakshman Sagar located in Pali district of Rajasthan ( a smooth two hour hour drive from Ajmer, as the highway is surprisingly good!) is an ideal getaway if you are seeking such a holiday. There is limited, actually truth be told no network in rooms and each cottage is secluded, kilometers away from another. All you see from your room is the expansive jungle and all you hear are the sounds of peacocks, birds and some other animals. Sounds magical right! Ready for the real joy?
Our 900 sq mt cottage had a baithak, a living room with kitschy bright interiors, bedroom and bathroom with rain shower, grey slate walls stocking toiletries crafted from natural ingredients like khus-khus. The cottage opened to a plunge pool overlooking the lake and the expansive jungle. The cottages, spread in two clusters on either side of the lake, don’t stand out but rather seamlessly blend in. Interiors too have all the elements of the local village adorned with the quintessential lota, bangles, jars that are part of villagers everyday life. Read more
Lakshman Sagar, a luxury boutique resort and a re-interpretation of a 19th century hunting lodge of then thakur of Raipur, has 12 mud and stone cottages spread over a whopping 32 acres. Each cottage blends into the natural topography of the place offering a visual treat to its guests.