In Rajasthan, WelcomHeritage Cheetahgarh Resort & Spa melds the two worlds of wilderness and repose crafted by Nivasa
AUG 4, 2023 | By Esha Shah
As you wander through the idyllic town of Bera in Rajasthan, nestled in the picturesque Java Dam region, a hidden gem emerges along the muddy tracks of a sprawling forest — a true oasis of tranquillity — the WelcomHeritage Cheetahgarh Resort & Spa, envisioned by Rohit and Saba Kapoor, Co-founders of Nivasa, a design studio known for crafting bespoke interiors and furniture.
With each step, the beauty of the resort’s natural surroundings unfolds, revealing a sanctuary that promises an unforgettable escape.
As you approach the resort, a clubhouse stands opposite the reception. The inviting swimming pool tempts you to take an unhesitating dip, a moment of blissful relaxation. The resort’s design, adorned with a touch of minimalism, exudes simplicity and elegance, creating an ambiance of comfort and familiarity with its charming chalets, tents, and two-level rooms.
Distinct alcoves — a perfect escapade
“The clients, who are passionate about wildlife, were eager to establish their first resort in the Jawai area due to the incredible leopard sightings that can be experienced here,” recalls Rohit. This enthralling experience is made possible through daily early-morning safaris conducted by the resort itself.
There are a total of ten cottages in WelcomHeritage Cheetahgarh Resort, four of which envelope private pools. There are also two lakeside villas with four rooms, including a suite. As we venture deeper, to the left-hand side, lies an expansive lakeside, bordered by a splendid granite rock formation, continuing the destination’s asperous character. Sitting high on this ancient rock, two sturdy concrete edifices welcome guests with four generously open rooms.
In the heart of Cheetahgarh, tucked away amidst the lush jungle, one also witnesses charming chalets, dubbed huts. And as one navigates further, amidst the placid surroundings, luxurious tents are nested, blending repose with a touch of wilderness.
But that’s not all. Tucking in pockets of surprises, WelcomHeritage Cheetahgarh Resort also hosts an alfresco cafe, a lounge bar, a spa, and an outdoor pool!
Tones of tranquillity
The resort has a charming and sophisticated ambiance, with a glistening blue swimming pool and appealing attributes such as an organic kitchen garden. Every part of the resort exudes charm that comes alive, thanks to the palette of off-white, brown and white. This creates a warm and cosy atmosphere, making guests feel right at home. “The property showcases a harmonious design language featuring soft hues and exquisite furniture pieces and accessories that add vibrancy to the spaces,” outlines Rohit.
As guests explore the resort, they encounter rooms with pleasant surprises. These rooms have playful touches of earthy colours, akin to adding accessories to neutral garbs. Each room has been crafted to engulf its own sense of individuality, ensuring no two rooms look alike. Whether you’re strolling through the verdant gardens near the lake, admiring the opulent facade, or exploring meticulously curated interiors, each space is designed as an immersive corner to idle away time without two thoughts.
The environ around
Deliberating on the carefully carved sanctum of laidback adventure, that is the Cheetahgarh Resort, Rohit reminisces about the arduous challenge that first faced him and the team because of the rugged and wobbling hard rock terrain. “The primary concern was to create structures that seamlessly coexisted with the natural surroundings, without causing any harm to the rock or disturbing the delicate ecosystem.”
As a revelrous outcome of this, however, all the eight rooms across the two villas find their calm in the ceaseless views of the lake and the inhabitants, from the elusive crocodiles and petite pelicans to the great falcons!
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