Delhi based Studio Lotus has planned RAAS Chhatrasagar along the linearity of a 150 year old dam in Rajasthan such that it offers sweeping vistas and a wildlife camp experience
MAY 14, 2021 | By Saloni Rege
From the arrival point in a dense grove of trees, a shaded path flanked by orchards leads to RAAS Chhatrasagar designed by Delhi based Studio Lotus. An experience of discovery and an element of surprise is key to the identity of the hotel, which is perched atop a 150-year-old dam that forms a perennial rainwater lake, a surprising oasis less than three hours from Jodhpur.
“It reinvents an earlier accommodation of 11 seasonal tents. Now, guests have a year-round opportunity to observe the region’s abundant biodiversity amid 800 acres of pristine forestland,” says Ambrish Arora, principal at Studio Lotus, along with Sidhartha Talwar, Ankur Choksi, Pankhuri Goel and Asha Sairam.
The creative practice designed this property for Walled City Hotels in a linear fashion, ensuring that all 16 tented pods respond to their sensitive ecological context as well as offer unobstructed views of the water.
Even the restaurant Baradari makes the most of the serene vistas. “The build is in harmony with the site and establishes meaningful interrelated spaces,” adds Arora, ensuring that this becomes a must-visit destination for nature lovers.