Wanna get a glimpse of the world’s ancient civilisations while being at one place? Wanna study the wonders of the world while residing in a plush location? Does history, Gods and age-old architecture are a centre of attraction for you? And, does the story of sustainability and rural tourism attract you?
If answer is yes, then you should try visiting Aaram Bagh in Rajasthan’s Pushkar, where the stories of oldest civilisations from Arabic, Greek, Egypt, China, Persian and the tribal world come alive via grand statues and plush architecture which take you to the royal bygone era.
Listen to the stories of Gods, history and culture of the ancient world being communicated via silent but beautiful statues which resonate with the tales of Gods, history and culture of the ancient world.
Aaram Bagh in fact is a vast spread garden resort stretching to 65 bigha of land where you can bask under the beauty of different civilisations recreated via courts to take you to the princely past where royal experience was the order of the world.
In this differently themed property, you will find statues of Greek Gods, Socrates, Archimedes which go along with the logo of Olympic Games, dragon, pyramids, tents, thatched houses, chaupati, boats, tractors, fields etc.
In the Arabic court, you will find tents which were once found in the Arab world with wind towers to cool their interiors.
Most Arabia for several millennia was a desert; To dream into the past how their ancestors lived a nomadic life in tents and how wind towers were made to cool those tents, this court has been designed. Arabs when they came to India brought their architecture of long fountain gardens which have been depicted here, says Rajendra Pachar, managing director of Pachar Group.
Similarly, there is beautiful Persian court in white and blue contrasts with plush green garden which shows how the civilisation was born in Mesopotamia about 5000 years ago and how it developed along the banks of River Tigris and Euphrates, being ruled successively by Sumerians, Assyrians, Babylonians and finally followed by Persians.
It shows how the world’s main 3 religions Christianity, Islam and Zoroatrianism were born in this region. 3 out of seven wonders of the ancient world were built here,” he added.
Next, there is a Greek court which speaks at length on how the Olympics started decades back in Greece and how Socrates gulped poison which is being depicted in a statue showing as if what I said was right with a cup of poison in his hand.
Also, there are statues of greek gods and statue of Rhode and statue of mathematician Archimedes which are formed on vast spread land depicting the separated islands of Greek in its initial days. In fact, all rooms in different courts also have interiors of the same fashion depicting their culture and history.
Greeks, like us, have symbols like Ganesha, which has been put on Curtains, says Pachar.
Next to the Greek court is the Chinese court where the Dragon welcomes you. Since the Tang Dynasty, Chinese architecture has had a major influence on the architectural styles of Korea, Vietnam, and Japan and structural principles of Chinese architecture have remained largely unchanged, says Pachar.
As you take stairs to climb a little height, you will find thatched roofs in hut format which have murals drawn on its walls and roofs. This is a tribal court.
“A tribe is viewed developmentally, economically, and/or historically, as a social group existing outside of or before the development of states. A tribe is a group of distinct people, dependent on their land for their livelihood, who are largely self-sufficient, but yet have not integrated into the national society, adds Pachar.
Next is Egyptian court which shows in detail, how the great Pharaoh built the pyramids some 5000 years ago and how civilization developed along the banks of River Nile, showing in detail sphinxes, obelisks, Egyptian gods and its history and how some 1000 years ago all this vanished under the blowing sand only to be unearthed by Napoleon’s team of explorers and historians about 200 years ago. Two out of seven wonders of the world which existed in this area are shown in detail.
Different courts have Hamam Swimming pool in each room which looks stunning being covered by beautiful European style Verandas open from top.
The resort offers 63 rooms cum palace are based on the ancient theme civilisation.
The accommodation is divided into 16 Arabian royal suites, 12 Persian royal suites, 12 Egyptian royal suites, 12 Greek royal suites and 8 Tribal villas.
Aaram Baagh, Pushkar is situated in the foothills of the Aravalli hills near Goddess Savitri Temple at a height of 100 feet above the rest of the surroundings and provide a 360 degree of panoramic view of the mountains , sand dunes and lush green valleys covered with regional vegetation . It is located in the outskirts of the town in a polluted -free and eco-friendly environment .
The scenic view from dawn to dusk and the wonderful clear celestial starry night makes one feel nearer to heaven