This gorgeous little oasis sits in very pretty farmland and woodland just 1 hour from Jaipur by the village of Ramgarh. Surrounded by fields and low hills, it’s an oasis of calm and serenity. There are 2 villas which each have their own pool and lovely covered verandah / lunching area / shady chill out zone, replete with comfy daybeds and cushions. Built of warm, local stone, the villas each have a pretty central courtyard with the bedrooms, sitting room and dining room fanning off.
Originally created by a highly talented and much admired Belgian interior designer / architect, the love and care that has gone into the décor here is superb and it’s a stunning place which reminds one more of a Mediterranean villa than a Rajasthani hideaway. Stone, local artefacts, colourful rugs, oodles of space, soft lighting, private balconies and excellent bathrooms are what it is all about inside.
However, this is more a place to be outside where you are greeted with sweet smelling shrubs, frangipani and flowerbeds all around. Meandering pathways lead around the property and from villa to pool to villa. Once by your virtually private pool, however you will not want to leave.
Ingeniously designed, they are simply THE most gorgeous pools and are made of different coloured slate tiles which glisten and sparkle through the water. Surrounded by wide, sun-filled terraces with plenty of daybeds, yet with a hugely inviting, shady gazebo replete with deep, cushioned sofas and dining area just to one side, one could spend hours or days relaxing here, gazing out to the hills and hardly believing the ‘buzz’ of Jaipur is just down the road.
The bedrooms are all different – some smaller and cosy, others larger and airy and spacious – and have been beautifully, rustically, simply but very comfortably furnished. The thick stone keeps the heat out but the warmth in and there are no end of places to snuggle up in with a good book or just for a daydream – either inside or out! Snug sitting rooms are perfect for the chillier winter nights and al fresco, poolside is idyllic on warm sunny days.
Anopura prides itself on its delicious home cooking, scrumptious salads and hugely varied menu - most produce is farm fresh, locally grown or sourced; and its wonderful, proud, smiling team of staff. With a hugely welcoming, warm, cosy atmosphere – very much a home from home - Anopura oozes space and style; privacy and calm. A gentle place to come for days or weeks, to soothe the soul.
Being so small yet so spacious and with so many potential dining / party venues within it, Anopura is the most perfect place for a small group of friends to take over in its entirety and yet with plenty of space to ask outsiders in. Entertainment easily arranged from nearby Jaipur.
Take a walk through the surrounding countryside and spend time wallowing in the stunning slate pools.
By air or train to Jaipur followed by a 1 hour drive.
By car from Delhi, Ramathra Fort, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Samode, Chhattrasagar, Shahpura Bagh, Agra.