This stop was mid point of a hectic tend day tour of the Golden Triangle - after the madness of Delhi and Jaipur and before Agra. Couldn't have been timed better. To sit and spend the afternoon in the Indian country, nothing to listen to but birdsong, was idyllic. Individual cottages/huts with "thatched" roofs were basic but did the job although the plumbing was even more basic - BUT adequate. Food good and the staff always had a big smile on their faces - nothing was too much trouble. Bit of a hit and miss affair with the lighting at night but as we were in the Indian countryside in the middle of a thunderstorm it was to be expected. An extra delight was a camel trek on carts through the open countryside, just before sunset. Peaceful and serene. Wonderful. Did expect to get bitten here by mosquitoes as we were very much in the open but surprisingly not a one!
My everlasting memory of this wonderful "campsite" is of the many peacocks sat atop our bungalow roof silhouthetted against the sunset. Doesn't get better than this.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Geejgarh Village Retreat is ideally situated on the Golden Triangle route between Jaipur and Agra. From Jaipur it is just 92 kilometer. Set in the middle of the Aravali Ranges in Rajasthan, is great option for an overnight to experience the rich rural and cultural heritage. Discover the lifestyle of the real Indians. Mingle with them to learn about their way of life and be a part of their daily chorus. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Geejgarh Village Retreat Jaipur, Rajasthan