We were looking for a weekend break close to Delhi..and here we landed.Obviously, it was a planned trip.We were 3 people.Me & my parents.We started on Saturday, in d morning at 5.30am.Fresh to drive & reach our destination.Of course, we took it easy,enjoying our drive from Delhi to Amer Fort,Jaipur. Took a break for tea also for about half hour on our way. Quite calm & relaxed, managed to reach Amer fort by 11am. Lebua Lodge is v.close by, from Amer fort but due to lack of sign boards,we asked the local people for our destination.Only after calling the hotel, we managed our way to the Lodge.
Well,its a bad 2 kms drive from Amer market.We were scared if we are going to d right place as it was all jungle and 'kachi' road.No civilians seen for that path.Well,gazing our way through the jungle like patch, finally we reached the main entrance, we were welcomed with 'Aam papar & churan'.."nice gesture" I exclaimed with surprise.."whooaa,where have we reached after that "kachi sarak" which gave us an idea that there is no existence to the road we have driven to.
Drove into the Hotel..and it was just beautiful.Reception with geometrically designed tents all around,with amazing set up to sit on d sofas and chairs,with a very positive aroma in the air, around you,which you could smell just when you enter the reception.After the check-in, we walked to our room,so to say our 'luxury tent' which did not look like one,astonished, I was for a place like this,could have been only possible as an "Illusion world", to stylish & standing right up,in front of your eyes,so extra ordinarily designed tents, as if I was a part of the magic show.Lush greenery around, along with wall of the great Amer Fort adjoining our Hotel.I was totally shakened up, as i entered the bathroom,displayed with with outstanding toiletries, no this is not the only think which surely would catch anyone's eye but with a not to be missed "a low leveled shower tub" Pheww.Well, this was really unique..and there was a window which could also be opened.But, people can not see you from out side as it has a small build-up area.
The interiors of the Tents and the bathroom, were just outstanding.Before each tent,there is a small sitting area with a huge sofa, maintaining the charm that you won't forget,that you are in Pink City.A place in the town,yet away from the town.So calm, so soothing is the place.All the tents are away from each other,maintain the privacy.All you could see was greenery around you. Immediate first step,out of the room,churns you directly on the grass.I love the chirping of the birds,so sound & clear,see the Aravali Hills,just from a stone throw distance.I had a feeling of illumination, to this unique surprise which welcomed me.Such a windy weather with a little sunshine, was yet manageable.Cherry over the cake, was the distance of the swimming pool & the restaurant from my living room,perhaps "the Tent".I could not stop but to take a dip in the lukewarm water due to the afternoon temperature.Rather, it worked as a therapy from my road drive from Delhi to this destination.The best was the private dining area,within the pool premises.A table& chair placed right within the pool. The feel was raw & Exotic! So,you are at the same level of water,at the same time,water is not touching you.Enjoy the time here,may be with a glass of beer,to give you a kick.
After some time we went to the market which is around 7-8 kms away.Came back late by 10pm after picking some local stuff ,some souvenirs to gift. Now, the drive back to the Hotel was really scary as it was pitch dark & we a family of just 3 people alone in 1 car in the jungle. It was a little adventurous too but more of making, the butterlies fly in my stomach due to a weird tention running in my body till my spine.Yes, it was pitch darm,what if someone,tries to follow us?what if the car breaks down here,with not a single human around/No street light,what will happen?What if some wild animal comes,what will we do..hushhh..my mind was taking a 360 degree turn on such thoughts for this 2kms drive.Here,we entered this big,british era Gate, which welcome us again at night.I was thrilled & calm with a secured smile on my face.Had it been 3-4 cars together,it would have been fine from the safety point of view.No street lights in that 2kms stretch and no people around.Thankfully,we reached the hotel safe & sound.We were little hungry.Finally went to the restaurant.Food-was good & tasty.At night,the Lodge was all lit with little lamps just outside each Luxury tent.Also,each tent is little away from one another,so the light was also little scanty.It looked nice at night also.Giving that romantic touch.
Next morning, there was a lavish breakfast.A good variety of Indian, rajasthani & continental.Food again was very relishing.We really enjoyed our stay.Started back on Sunday noon.
For parents,who look for a Saturday-sunday break can surely come here & even their small kids will enjoy, the pool, hugh open area to play.They also have camel rides which somehow,we didn't experience as we were away from the hotel during the evening. All in all, an excellent place to be.We carry some amazing memories of Lebua Lodge & would surely visit here again.