we arrived by tractor as the bus could not negotiate the road through the village .Do not 'expect 'as our guide said 'accept' which is a good code for India . The chalets are set out in a rectangle with a large lawn in the middle .Staff are very welcoming . showers only run at set times due to water pressure but this was not really an inconvenience. I had a shave and head and shoulders message and my wife was decorated with Henna by the village ladies....all very relaxing....we had a camel cart ride to a local house where we had a cookery demonstration that we could sample. Local school children were present and our group were able to present them with pens & pencils and notebooks. A presentation of a Custard apple tree was planted to commemorate our visit . It was an insight into the lives of the local people.
After dinner at night we had a colourful display of music & dancing by performers.
earlier we were worried that a squirrel was running about the inside of our roof making a loud chirping noise but we were reassured that he went to sleep when it got dark ! and so it did.
The food is more basic ( the majority grown in the village) than the large hotels but it was adequate and we would not have missed it for the world. The manager is also the Chef and is a jolly fellow who can sort any problem within minutes
- 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