Desi Girl Traveler's 10 Reasons to Visit The Tree House Resort, Jaipur

MissMalini , 10 Dec 2013
MissMalini at The Tree House Resort, Jaipur
MissMalini at The Tree House Resort, Jaipur

When we were invited to visit The Tree House Resort, near the pink city of Jaipur, I could never have imagined the experience would be just SO incredible. Now I can’t wait to go back and do it all over again :)

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Here’s a list of reasons why we loved it – and trust me – the next time you’re looking for a different sort of vacay, (because you’ve done Goa a billion times already, like me) make sure this one is on your list, because Jaipur is the bomb baby! (And because trees are good for you.)

1. this is their motto.
Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Tree House Resort, Jaipur

At the Tree House Resort, Jaipur, a mere 34kms on the Jaipur-Delhi highway, special care has been taken to preserve the environment and plant literally, a million trees. It truly feels like a nature preserve and as your eyes soak up some revitalising greenery your heart knows this is just how it should be.

Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Tree House Resort, Jaipur

Huge bonus? The proximity between both Delhi and Mumbai, making it easy for friends to meet for a great weekend at an equally convenient location. Which is exactly what we did!

Sujal and Surelee Joseph  at The Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Sujal and Surelee Joseph at The Tree House Resort, Jaipur

How cool are these stairs by the way? A little touch of Rajasthan goes a long way :)

The Tree House Resort, Jaipur
The Tree House Resort, Jaipur

Their nature shop had some deliciously aromatic incense and nature-friendly tees by Omved too!

Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Tree House Resort, Jaipur

Plus The Tree House Resort has recently expanded to include the Water House Resort with a series of rooms above a lake with a stunning view of your own personal waterfall.

WATCH SUJAL & SURELEE ARRIVE!

Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Tree House Resort, Jaipur

Look, even the Buddha is smiling :)

Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Tree House Resort, Jaipur

2. When’s the last time you slept in a tree?
Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Tree House Resort, Jaipur

TOUR MY ROOM

I mean seriously, this is every little grown up kids dream right? The luxury rooms or “nests” as they are labeled at The Tree House Resort are spacious yet cosy and very tastefully decorated. And in winter they supply heaters (one for your bedroom and one for the bath!)

Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Tree House Resort, Jaipur

One day when I decide to go underground and write the novel of my life, I hope this is what my room and desk looks like :)

Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Tree House Resort, Jaipur

And for the Pièce de résistance – ladies and gentlemen I give you LE TUB!

Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Tree House Resort, Jaipur

3. They rescue animals.

All the rabbits, turkeys, ducks etc that you will run into on your way around The Tree House and Water House Resorts have been rescued from around the area :) when I went to see the ducks for instance they very politely stepped out of the water to say hello (and check if I had brought treats!)

The rabbits were just as adorable and spent most of the day playing catch by the pool. This is basically my dream life aka Alice in Wonderland :)

Ok, I’ll admit when we first saw them, the giant (and slightly stalker-ish) turkey’s kind of scared us…

Turkeys at Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Turkeys at Tree House Resort, Jaipur

But then the boys being boys, decided to make friends!

4. There’s a PRETTY blue pool.

Pool at Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Pool at Tree House Resort, Jaipur

I know this might sound fairly mundane but I cannot tell you how many resorts I’ve been to where the pool just doesn’t match the brochure. We were all very impressed to see this clean blue oasis nestled in the corner of the property and can’t wait to visit again once their heated infinity pool at the Water House Resort is complete.

Surelee Joseph and MissMalini
Surelee Joseph and MissMalini

In fact when we first arrived at 5am it was freezing but by the afternoon the sun was out and we spent most of the afternoon lounging by the pool, such a fab place to hang out! :)

5. The owners felt like friends.
Sudeep & Anvita, Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Sudeep & Anvita, Tree House Resort, Jaipur

Sudeep & Anvita who run the place are the sweetest couple ever. Plus these young proprietors definitely understand the urban mindset. They came by to chat with us and it felt like we were meeting old friends.

They also shared their vision for Jaipur and all the magic they believe exists here. This for example:

Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Tree House Resort, Jaipur

It takes a certain kind of earthling to make this transformation happen for real. The brainchild? Papa Sunil Mehta, a Jaipur businessman, for whom The Tree House Resort is clearly a labour of love.

6. A goLden golf course.
Nowshad plays golf at Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Nowshad plays golf at Tree House Resort, Jaipur

Now none of us are expert golfers but there was something seriously sublime about swinging a club on a course bathed in golden sunlight while breathing in farm fresh air. I’m guessing this is probably why Nowshie almost got a hole-in-one!

Nowshad plays golf at Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Nowshad plays golf at Tree House Resort, Jaipur

7.  Pimp my Ride.
ATVs at Tree House Resort, Jaipur
ATVs at Tree House Resort, Jaipur

ATVs = All Terrain Vehicles are super fun to ride – on and off road!

WATCH US RIDING ATVs

We throughly enjoyed zipping around one afternoon and I’m proud to say I managed to avoid any hurdles be it a slow-moving cow or stationary bush. *Hehehe* here’s look at you Su!

ATVs at Tree House Resort, Jaipur
ATVs at Tree House Resort, Jaipur

8. Who doesn’t love cake?
Surprise at The Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Surprise at The Tree House Resort, Jaipur

We were very surprised and deeply touched when the excellent staff brought out cake and candles accompanied by a bottle of wine to celebrate Sujal Shah and Surelee Joseph‘s anniversary that we had just briefly mentioned in passing. They also made us a fire and tended to it all night so we were completely cosy!

Sujal and Surelee Joseph  at The Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Sujal and Surelee Joseph at The Tree House Resort, Jaipur

Psst! That’s where we discovered a yummy new Italian red!

Red wine at Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Red wine at Tree House Resort, Jaipur

9. A Sweet Safari.
Jungle safari at Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Jungle safari at Tree House Resort, Jaipur

While we didn’t really expect to spot a wild cheetah or anything the quaint little safari they took us on was quite a trip. We ended up spotting a few very healthy looking deer and a few wild rabbits!

Jungle safari at Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Jungle safari at Tree House Resort, Jaipur

Most interesting discovery however was that peacocks sleep high up in trees! Did you know that?!

Jungle safari at Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Jungle safari at Tree House Resort, Jaipur

10. There’s a dedicated game room!
Game room at Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Game room at Tree House Resort, Jaipur

As you know I’m a huge fan of games and such :) so when I discovered they have a dedicated room for them I was pretty psyched! Especially since that makes the resort it super kid friendly and gives you something to do indoors when it’s chilly or raining.

Snooker room at Tree House Resort, Jaipur
Snooker room at Tree House Resort, Jaipur

We also discovered the snooker room where I believe as of now the score remains tied 2-all boys v/s girls? (Funnily enough, the last time we played pool together was on a much smaller table all the way in Male, Maldives!)

ACTIVITY DAY FUN!

So there you have it, best tree house experience EVER! And now it’s your turn to visit :) xoxo

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