Pushkar, “The Rose Garden of Rajasthan” is where traditional meets travel in the desert state. Because Pushkar is a spiritual place for so many, you can’t help but feel it’s calming, colorful, tranquil, and timeless ambiance. You can get lost in the winding alleyways while you shop endlessly for souvenirs and even bump into a stray camel or two.
Pushkar is the first destination that pops up anyone’s mind when thinking of a weekend getaway from Jaipur. It has an appeal that caters to all types of mood, adventure, relaxing, shopping, or just staying in and enjoying the luxuries of a beautiful property, which is exactly what I did. I escaped the heat of Jaipur with my girls and it was a perfect girls getaway I have had in years (thanks to two years of co-vid). With a driving distance of less than 3 hours from Jaipur, Pushkar is easily accessible and makes for a great road trip be it form Jaipur or Delhi.
We stayed at The Westin Pushkar Resort & Spa is one of the first internationally branded upscale resort in the city. An oasis of rejuvenating & revitalising comfort Westin Pushkar is surrounded by the picturesque Aravallis, and is an immaculate wellness and leisure gateway that offers everything from beautiful sunsets to rejuvenating therapies and food for the soul. With spacious guestrooms featuring private pools, innovative dining options and state-of-the-art wellness facilities, we sure were recharged to return to our daily hustle.
Our beautiful suite had a private pool and 4-fixture bathroom. The signature Westin Heavenly Bed ensured restful nights and blissful mornings while other amenities like Heavenly Bath and White Tea by Westin scented amenities ensured we had a rejuvenating stay.
The dining options are designed to offer a diverse, gourmet experience. With four food and beverage outlets at the resort don’t worry about the calories. PANORAMA, the specialty restaurant and rooftop lounge serve barbecues and grills. SEASONAL TASTES, the signature all day dining restaurant offers an innovative combination of Indian and international cuisine with live kitchens creating an interactive dining experience. Nourish yourself with the season’s fresh ingredients and herbs from the kitchen garden of the hotel. MIX, the Bar with a wide range of tempting cocktails, offers ample choices to suit your mood.
With over 1,000 square meters of dedicated wellness space, re-energize and rejuvenate during your stay with the Westin. The signature Heavenly Spa by Westin has a selection of treatment rooms and a spa menu featuring the best of international and local therapies all designed to relax and replenish body and spirit. At ‘Splash’ take refreshing laps in the scenic pool while enjoying a wide selection of food & beverage offerings
Thoughtful Extras: They offer services like Concierge, Kids Club that let you rejuvenate while the children enjoy themselves under constant supervision of the inhouse staff. Recreation center including a mini theatre with reclining seats that allows to unwind and have leisure time. Replay, a recreation center with indoor games that can be enjoyed by both adults and teenagers alike. A Gift Shop, Business Centre and parking facilities are also on offer.
How to reach: Pushkar is 158 kms from the Jaipur International Airport, 53 kms from the Kishangarh Airport and is also connected by rail to Ajmer Junction.
Here is a virtual tour of the place https://www.instagram.com/reel/CeduFoojUOM/
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