Restin’ at Westin

Misu goes to Pushkar

Travel | May 17th 2018

When I travel I feel I get awfully greedy. I want to see it all, do it all… devour the culture and absorb the essence of the place I am in. When SU and I arrived in Pushkar, I wished I had 100 eyes so I wouldn’t miss an inch of its vibrant and energetic landscape.

For those of you who do not know, Pushkar is a small, enchanting city about 3 hours from Jaipur. It plays host to the only sacred Brahma Temple in the country (dating back to the 14th century) and has quite an exquisite view of the lush Aravali Hills.

SU and I both have very similar travel tendencies; we like to get out and do things because you can only truly experience the place you are visiting by imbedding yourself right into the heart of the place.

Having said that, when a resort is as all encompassing and exquisite as the Westin Pushkar Resort and Spa, you may be easily convinced to just stay put. The resort is an Oasis of comfort, luxury and activities to suit all ages, moods and desires. The property boasts 80 sprawling villas and 18 Deluxe rooms so if you want your very on private pool… you can have it. And you know what the best part of having your own private en-suite pool is?

A floating breakfast delivered to you while you bob about in the cool blue water. You can follow this with a massage in your villa or at their Heavenly Spa where you can further indulge in a hearty steam or dip in the hot tub.

If you aren’t in the spa mood just yet, the property also has its own theater so you can curl up on a lazy boy with a blanket and catch a movie.

In order to make up for a morning of inactivity, we decided to get hold of a couple of bicycles (made available by the resort) and see if its true what they say about never forgetting how to ride a bike. Turns out, its not quite accurate because SU has definitely forgotten how but with a little practice, anything is possible.

Activity leads to hunger and our feet led us to the Seasonal Tastes restaurant. Their Rajasthani fare was especially good but they also have lighter fare available for those less adventurous.

They have created gorgeous, dedicated indoor and outdoor spaces for this very reason. They even have a wicked bar with a downstairs room for those post-event after party’s.

I have to admit though, from all the wonderful attributes at this resort, my favorite of all was the hospitality and my bed. I know it sounds absolutely mad but if you have ever had the chance to plunge into a Westin Heavenly Bed, you know how divine those things are. It’s a bed which hugs you back.

These 3 nights at the Westin Resort and Spa in Pushkar taught me that sometimes its alright to slow down and just BE. After just one day it began to feel like home and that is what makes a resort a true success in our opinion.