Darn Good Digs Review - Editors' Choice
Inn Seventh Heaven, Pushkar, Rajasthan, India
Nominated By: Silverprincess79, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, May '08
Price Range: Rs 300-2000 # of Rooms: 12 Kid-Friendly: Yes
What makes the Inn Seventh Heaven so Darn Good?
Seventh Heaven is a beautiful, old haveli with a lovely courtyard and fountain. The Inn is simply and stylishly renovated (not tissy), very clean, and comfortable (for non-Australian speakers, not tissy = not fru fru).
Location: Pushkar is one holy place. It is located in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, and is one of five sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites. The town sits on the shore of Pushkar Lake, considered the holiest lake in all of India, and has 52 ghats where pilgrims enter the lake to bathe in its sacred waters. Pushkar is also home to the world's largest Camel Fair, a festive time when the town is flooded by musicians, magicians, acrobats, and snake-charmers. Inn Seventh Heaven is just a short walk to the lake and town center.
Rooms: Seventh Heaven has 12 unique rooms, which range in quality from the two ground level windowless rooms to the most fancy rooftop room, the Asana. The rooms are situated around a traditional courtyard, bedecked with a fountain, fruit trees and chairs for chilling.
Food: Amazing. Seventh Heavenís rooftop restaurant, the Sixth Sense, serves both Indian and Continental food. This hip joint is filled with sofas and lounge chairs for lounging. Guests are treated to panoramic views of Pushkar and the desert mountains in the distance. And just so you know Ė Pushkar is totally vegetarian and alcohol free.
Vibe: Seventh Heaven has a chilled out, modern hippy kind of vibe.
Things to Keep in Mind: Some of the Innís rooms are fairly basic, and if you prefer a room with windows, AC, or heat, make sure you ask. Book ahead because these rooms fill up fast, especially during the Camel Fair.