Getaway in Aravalis @ AnantaSmriti Saxena
While planning for where to go over the weekend, one of the extended family members of team Travel Samosa commanded to head towards “Ananta Spa & Resort”. So, we hopped on to Ajmer Shatabadi with an intention to of course spend good time. By the way, before you get thinking, no this is not a sponsored review or what they call it ‘on invitation’. We checked in like every other guest and here’s our experience:
Why should you be here? If you are visiting Ajmer Shareef and intend to explore Pushkar, one of the oldest existing cities of India then Ananta Spa & Resort is located mid way.
What’s about the stay? It’s one of the few luxury hotels in this area. This 9 acres property is surrounded by beautiful Aravali hills and needless to say offers a spectacular view. The contemporary Balinese architecture and modern decor lures its visitors. The staffs are courteous and they are quite helpful. Post dinners they even do bonfires and on request they even play some old Bollywood numbers.
What else can you do? You can indulge into a invigorating at Mudra the spa, take few laps at the pool, soak sunlight and read, so a property tour or get on a mission to click pictures. They have many photo points that get you several Facebook likes and can create an Instagram rage.
For foodies like me, this place offers decent food. Their restaurant has a fairly wide spread buffet and the desserts, soups and starters have an edge over main course options.
Places to visit nearby: Like I said, its mid way, 4 kms before Pushkar and kms after Ajmer. Visit to the Dargah of Khawaja Saheb , three temples sacred temples: the Aptaeshwar, Varaha and the Brahma temple and the Pushkar Fair (one of the world’s largest camel fairs held in the month of Oct – Nov) are the must on “to do” list.
If you wish to do more then: go for some shopping at the local markets in both Pushkar and Ajmer; enjoy the scenic Pushkar Lake, Ana Sagar Lake, Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpra, Akbar’s Palace and Nasiyan Temple.
Best time to visit: October to March
Where: Ananta Spa, Pushkar, Village – Leela Sevri, 4 Kms Before Pushkar, Ajmer Pushkar Road, Distt.Ajmer, Pushkar, Rajasthan.