We wanted to see the world famous Ranakpur temples in southern Rajasthan. Aranyawas turned out to be the perfect base.
Their service was fast and efficient. Both in the restaurant and otherwise. The Manager of the resort was very helpful and the perfect person to guide us on local sights.
The food is good. They sometimes tend to go slow on the spices because they get a lot of western tourists. But they did spice it up for just us, when we requested. Wonderful.
The cottages are spacious, well ventilated with large windows. The valley and the green hills can be viewed from the bed itself. That makes for a spectacular morning and a lazy afternoon. The balcony of the cottage overlooks a brook below; gentle and very relaxing.
This resort is very near to the Ranakpur Jain temples. We had quite a time there. The centuries old temples are even more magnificent in person. We just could not get enough. I had spent a lifetime waiting for this and here I was.
The resort is also a near to the massive Kumbhalgadh fort (60 kms). That is what we visited the next day. It is a comfortable climb. It is advisable to hire a guide (Rs.100 only) at the fort.
You will need extra batteries for your camera for these sights.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aranyawas is set in a wild, mountain valley, hidden away from the outside world. The natural terrain is formed of rugged mountainside with outcrops of rock and indigenous forest. We have tamed a small part of it with orchards of guava, various types of mango, awla, cherry, lychee, lime, orange, pomegranate and chikoo trees. There are also apricots and figs, all of which thrive in the microclimate of the area, which is cooler than the lowlands and enjoys a summer maximum temperature of 30 degrees, though the winter nighttime temperature can drop to almost freezing point. Visit us to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aranyawas Ranakpur, Rajasthan