Located in the midst of the charming and peaceful rural locale of Ganahera just minutes from Pushkar’s city center lies our eco-camp – The Gooseberry Grove. It is also located close to the Pushkar Camel Fair grounds and lake. This Unhotel has 15 luxurious tents surrounded by orchards of amla (Indian Gooseberry), rose fields and other beautiful flowers; and is sustained by locals living nearby. Guests can be involved in activities like walking and cycling tours, kite-flying classes, yoga and meditation workshops and culinary classes amongst other activities.
Please note that the camp operates only from September to March every year, mainly catering to the Pushkar Camel Fair in November.
This Unhotel is equipped with 15 luxuriously designed, large air-conditioned tents covering an area of almost 600 square feet.
Each one comes with a living room, a dressing area, a charming bedroom, a large bathroom and a private verandah.
The interiors are a mix of contemporary meets Rajasthan – the tents are decorated with beautiful pieces of blue pottery and marble, lamps whose brightness can be adjusted for a more romantic mood, sheer silk curtains and tasteful hardwood furniture that bring back the olden days of royal hunting expeditions.
A grand circular tent sits in the middle of the orchard acting as a dining tent, providing 360 degree views of the gardens and the grounds nearby. Light muslin curtains add a touch of soft-lighting and allow the gentle breeze to waft through the tent while you enjoy a nice meal.
The Gooseberry Grove offers a set menu buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner here. The cuisine here is a mix of local as well as global with the food being sourced from the premises itself.
This Unhotel is famous for its barbeque evenings with a scrumptious choice of snacks and mocktails. Special Rajasthani Thali dinners are also served here.
Although Pushkar is enough to keep you busy, there are lots of activities available at ‘The Gooseberry Grove’ ranging from kite-flying lessons, archery, folk dances, puppet and magic shows, henna sessions, painting workshops with local artists, culinary workshops and visits to a rajasthani household.
Specialised walking tours can also be arranged to the surrounding areas like Ratnagiri hill, Savitri Temple, the Pushkar lake and more. Guests can also try guided and unguided cycling tours; cycles will be provided free of charge but have to be booked in advance.
And for those who just want to spend a day in, the eco-camp is equipped with many indoor board games and has a modest collection of books and travel magazines
Gooseberry Grove, Pushkar
Location: Pushkar, Rajasthan
Nearest Airport: Jaipur (150 km)
Nearest Train Station: Ajmer (11 km)
Nearest Driveable Hub: Jaipur (3 hours), Delhi/NCR (7 hours)
Amenities: 24 hours room service, free WiFi, a unique shuttle camel service from the Pushkar grounds should guests wish not to walk to the resort, guides to take guests around the ancient town of Pushkar and excursions to nearby towns, laundry service.
The Gooseberry Grove aims to let its guests experience the old-world Rajasthani charm while not compromising on luxury. Simple yet understated, slow-paced yet modern, in the midst of nature yet not far from the chaos of Pushkar. This is one experience that will stay forever.
The amla (Indian Gooseberry) trees are swaying, a divine smell rises from the rose fields and the sun shines upon a cold winter day. Hammocks carrying lazy travellers are suspended from trees here and there, back from a packed day at the bustling town of Pushkar. And the muffled sounds of the world-famous camel fair can be heard just over the walls. This is what bliss feels like.
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