Monsoon delight: royalty in the sand

Monsoon delight: royalty in the sand

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware of. One such journey towards Jaipur from the national capital of Delhi resulted in the discovery of this little gem of a place. 

Doused in the beautiful royal architecture, drenched in the flavor of the region and basking in the glory of the erstwhile era, this place built with locally-found sandstone and lime lies on the foothills of the scenic Aravalli hills. This place, blessed with greenery, is a delight when the rain drops come touching the otherwise dry land of Jaipur. 

Monsoon delight: royalty in the sand
A quick getaway from New Delhi. Photo: Lavanya Singhal

If villa holidays are your way of an ideal break, head straight to the Tree of Life Resort and Spa at Kukas near Jaipur. You will not be able to miss the charm of the by-gone era in the private villas complete with gardens and pools that welcome you with domed ceilings and mountain views. 

While you are in the lap of nature, luxury in the form of wifi, air conditioned suites, private barbecue, couple spa and outdoor bathtubs are just at an arm's length. 

Monsoon delight: royalty in the sand. Photo: Lavanya Singhal

Back to the basics 

The resort is built in a way, it should have been. Right from the land, labor, machinery, constituents, and elements, everything comes locally.  Kukas, is just a 30-minute drive from the main city of Jaipur. The resort employs locals. Not just that, it ensures that while the adults are busy taking care of the resort and earning a livelihood, the next generation’s education is taken care of by the resort authorities. This ensures that the villagers are part of the modern developments, proud of their culture and are in sync with the society. 

Monsoon delight: royalty in the sand
Chill out by the pool. Photo: Lavanya Singhal

Luxury redefined

For some, luxury is, having a private suite, for others, it is room service, yet others love private gardens and pools. But if you wish to experience real luxury and pampering, it has to be personalized menu every day, organic ingredients from the kitchen garden, local cuisine for experimenting, yet not far away from comfort food, private spa in your private garden overlooking the mountains and a romantic evening by your poolside. Acres of lush-green area complete with rare birds call for a nice evening walk. You don’t have to step out of the resort for any of this. What more, you can also avail baby-sitting services. 

Monsoon delight: royalty in the sand
The spread. Photo: Lavanya Singhal

Sleep like a baby

Rajasthan is all about colors and the rooms reflect the mood very well. Beautiful pleasing hues of the region, warm lighting, and a comfortable sit-out overlooking the pool area – relaxation personified. 

Monsoon delight: royalty in the sand
The relaxing decor : Photo: Lavanya Singhal

Reaching Kukas

Kukas is just before Amer when you drive out of Delhi to Jaipur. 

There are frequent buses from Delhi and Jaipur to Kukas

(This article was shared by our reader Lavanya Singhal who is a wildlife enthusiast, traveler and runs her own company called the Naturelounge)

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