Spread over 32 acres along the man-made lake, the 12 cottages have been meticulously planned and conceptualized with assistance from the vanguards of sustainable design – architects, Vasant & Revathi Kamat and designer duo Sahil & Sarthak. Merging Rajasthani design with eco sensibility,the twelve 900 sq ft mud and stone cottages, supplement the Mardana and Zanana and invoke an experience both private and symbiotic with nature.Influenced by the indigenous Rajasthani architecture, the cottages have been re-interpreted in sustainable design using locally sourced products like wood, stone and mud. Following zero kilometer concept and reflective of the ‘slow’ lifestyle of sourcing all materials from the vicinity, the architecture reflects the local way of living.The striking bright pink curtains, reminiscent of the local grab, flowing from the windows of the quaint hunting lodge creates a picture perfect impression as one enters the resort. Similarly, inside the grey slate and mud cottages made in a rough chinai style, the bedroom and living areas flow into one another. A similar flow continues towards the bathrooms, where an open door echoes with the ethos of non-divided spaces of rural homes.Every corner of the resort tells a story which is rooted in the authenticity of the locale.For an authentic local experience, activities such as local liquor tasting, goat herding, nature walks, horse trailing & star gazing or ‘in-activities’ such as kite flying, watching the sunset by the dam or simply relaxing by the single rock-cut pool are definitely recommended for a memorable holiday.
The cottages at Lakshman Sagar are divided into two clusters, with six 900 sq mt cottages on either side of the lake. All the rooms are nestled in the natural topography of the land and have taken to the contours of the hills; making them similar but not identical to each other. With a strong influence from the neighbouring village culture and life, all the elements found in the rooms have a story to tell.Each room opens into a private splash pool overlooking the lake, creating a visual bliss with a panoramic view of the landscape. In the bathroom grey slate walls have been polished with lacquer used by local wood-smiths to shine furniture, while bathroom sinks and private plunge pools in each room have been carved out of rough granite rescued from local mining sites.The interiors are brightly decorated with local influences creating an experience of the nuances of village life. From a large wind chime installation of brass vessels like lotas (pots), belans (rolling pins) and mathinis (butter churners) to a jalaebi patal (wok) as a key holder and a shoe cleaner from mini brooms, the interiors reflect the local culture.