In a quiet, rural valley down a country road only an hour by car from Jaipur lies the most beautiful and rather unexpected oasis, which is Anopura. From the moment you are greeted at the front door by the perfectly groomed male staff with a small glass of fresh pineapple juice, you realise you are in a very special place where the service is discrete and perfect.
The beautifully designed garden is perfectly tended and groomed with a square pool at its centre, which trickles refreshingly as you bask in the sunshine and peace on a comfy chair or bed, away from the bustle and noise of town life.
The food is excellent (if a little European on our one day there) and Ishwar, the manager, is always ready to chat and answer your questions. The room was one of only two (!) at Anopura and we were the only guests, which suited us perfectly. Ishwar took us on a most enjoyable and instructive walk past the temple and through the local village, led by gorgeous Latika, the hotel's resident golden lab who kept us both amused throughout our stay with her love for life and great affection for the guests.
Every detail in Anopura's design has been carefully thought out to ensure your stay feels luxurious and yet very much still a wildlife lodge. As we sat by the pool in the evening, enjoying the heat of the firepit before dinner, we were treated to a jackal repeatedly barking the other side of the hedge at the bottom of the garden, echoed by the local dogs sounding the alarm.
Our only regret was that we had not booked for more than one night - a real gem of India.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Anopura Jaipur Nestled within the fold of green hills, ours is a hidden, and thankfully forgotten, corner of the world. This is a land of timeless villages and nature in its purest form. Ours is a vision of simple, quiet luxuries, nurtured alongside the rhythm of the countryside. Of idyllic pursuits, reading and feasting, of sundrenched hours by the pool, verdant vistas and velvet nights spent in candlelight conversation with distant stars. Anopura is a secret hideaway, the far-flung fantasies borne of childhood memories. This luxurious retreat is the quiet Arcadia we call home. Home, your home. A petite collection of cottages and courtyards, of private pools and thoughtful butlers; here lies the charm of Anopura, where every need is so perfectly anticipated. Here hours fade into days and lives lived in traffic and deadlines seem to slip into golden oblivion. If there is Paradise on earth, it is this, it is this, it is this. ... more less
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