Author: Katya Ignatiev
The morning sun is about to hit the hills of Jawai with a beautiful pink, golden light. Morning dew mists the jungle floors giving an eerie feel, that out there, somewhere amongst the bushes and boulders lies a mystical creature. She might be able to see us, she’s probably watching but we are in doubt of her whereabouts. As we trudge along the dirt track in our jeep we come across a fresh set of prints. How do we go about analysing and finding clues that’ll lead us to where this leopard is residing?
Read More Stop, paws. Take a minute to read this blog.
Author: Georgie Legg
There’s something special and rewarding about cooking and eating what you have grown in your own back garden.
Read More SUJÁN Sher Bagh’s Organic Garden
Author: Rajiv Vatsyayan
This week Rajiv, our Head Chef at SUJÁN Rajmahal Palace reveals one of his favourite summer salad recipes that’s proving very popular with our guests.
The delicious kale is plucked daily straight from our organic kitchen gardens making this a particularly tasty, light lunch option during the warm Indian summers.
Read More Kale and Quinoa Salad with Green Apple
Author: Chef Haresh Patel
SUJÁN JAWAI hosted the annual Christmas cake mixing ceremony this season making a delicious marinade of rum, brandy and dried fruits. Our in house guests at camp got their aprons on and helped mix the magic that will provide all four of our SUJÁN properties and our guests with an endless supply of delicious christmas cake for the festive season!
Read More SUJÁN’s Christmas Cake: an Indian Mix
The award winning artiste, Ashley Judd shares her thoughts on SUJÁN Rajmahal Palace following her recent visit to Jaipur and India.
Read More The Glamour of SUJÁN Rajmahal Palace, Jaipur.
If PG Wodehouse were to have heard the alarm calls of the cheetal stag which nearly punctured my ear-drums last Monday morning, he would have described it as “a sort of yelp rather like a wolf that sees its peasant getting away…” The stricken-anxiety palely obvious in the yelp of the said deer was instead signalling the approach of a tigress, who looked like a Goddess of Death clearly running late for work, on a manic Monday morning. Read More A Tale of Two Mothers (With Apologies to P.G. Wodehouse!)
Since the opening of JAWAI, the leopards have played an importantly role in our wilderness experience. The team has successfully been tracking these big cats over the seasons amounting to over 400 separate sightings over the short time we have been in the area.
While there is something quite mesmerizing about seeing a leopard in the wild, there are other smaller cats, the ones that people don’t talk about as much which are just as exiting and special to see…
The most common small cat we see around JAWAI is the Jungle Cat. We often get lucky in the early evenings observing them hunting for rodents, geckos and small ground birds. It is huge fun watching them pounce and stalk. Back at camp we even have our own resident male Jungle Cat who confidently strolls around poking his head in out and keeping an eye on our guests at the campfire! Read More The other cats of JAWAI!
Holi is one of the oldest and most celebrated festivals of India. There are many interesting stories associated with the festival’s origin as one moves across the different states from North to South and East to West. Paintings and scriptures depict the roots of the festival and mythology plays a very important part in narrating the festival of Holi. The most popular stories of Holi origin relates to ‘Holika Dahan’ and Legend of Radha-Krishan. Read More Holi Celebrations at JAWAI!
As the month of December gets underway, The Serai team have been getting ready for the SUJAN Christmas celebrations. In order to make the preparations come alive, we invited our in house guests to join in the fun and exciting annual fruit mixingB ceremony! Read More Christmas Cake Mixing Ceremony!
Blackness turned first to gloom and then to pale blue. Soon papaya orange painted the dusty skies of the east as morning crept gently up upon the world, climbing the back of the hill on which we sat. A dry but green land of fields, parched riverbeds and impossibly sculpted granite hills lay spread out around us, slowly opening its colours to the sky as the sun broke the horizon. Pink rocks, orange soils and precipitously green crop plantations prepared themselves for another day of the intense Indian heat, memories of the recent monsoons gradually evaporating under what would almost certainly be another relentlessly clear Rajasthani sky. Read More Cats of the Dawn