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Retreat to the Tree of Life

If you’re a spiritual seeker. And are guiding others on to the path – then you are well aware of how spaces and environments can impact the journey that one undertakes. At all stages.

Which is why  the Tree of Life is a great choice for retreats that would work brilliantly for yoga practitioners, mindfulness-seekers,  wellness-lovers and pretty much anyone wanting to get away from the chaos, the stress, the pollution in our lives. Singly. In pairs. Best of all – even in exclusive groups.

035_Meditation & YogaThe Tree of Life Resorts are exclusive, luxury, boutique properties that lend themselves brilliantly to small to medium sized groups of guests ( upto 50 pax ) who want to discover themselves anew. And permanently change their approach to life, for the better.

Located away from urban dazzle – and approached via quiet roads that Google Maps identifies for you , you have a choice of serenading the gentle Aravali hills at Jaipur, grabbing the one spot that affords dazzling views of the Greater Himalayas right in  the middle of the Binsar WildLife Sanctuary and living on the edge – at the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve.

033_Ganesh Abode MeetingThe Tree of Life at Jaipur offers 13 private Spa & Pool Villas, exquisitely furnished with spa-style bathrooms, outdoor showers, private plunge pools and more  – set amidst sprawling greenery across 13 acres. Not to forget the Ganesha Abode that houses our founder’s personal collection of over 65 plus Ganesha idols lovingly collected from all over the world. Or our stunning, trademark infinity pool with our adjoining spa that offers polished spa treatments customised to your lifestyle. At the Tree of Life, Binsar*, lose yourselves in our heritage spaces – think teak-wood lined rooms with crisp linen and dazzling mountain views. Deep in the middle of the sanctuary – where it is quiet to the point of pin-drop silence – but for our discreetly attentive service…

3e5d09094d23072b277254c597a98cb9At the Tree of Life Dudhwa Tiger Reserve** where our Heritage Safari Lodge enables you to be one with the Earth, the Jungle and its inhabitants.

Just the spaces to let go, meditate, unwind or indulge in some well-deserved R & R. Under the gentle guidance of our in-house yoga and wellness masters. Immerse yourself and expand your mind with life-changing philosophies by wise souls. And if you’re the one that guides and teaches – we’d be happy to support you with more.

There’s more that we’ve got up our sleeves. Consider – our personalised cuisine offering that our in-house MasterChef would be delighted to create as per your specific requirements. Vegan ? Organic ? Dosha – specific ? Calorie controlled ? It’s all possible. Or our Curated Experiences – consisting of jungle treks, wildlife safaris and spottings, experiences at local villages and home-stays, bicycling expeditions, visits to local schools and experiences with elephants at the nearby sanctuary are just what are needed to re-connect and ground you into a different reality, altogether.

Ashiyana1Once your day is done – let the dark velvet of the night wrap you in its folds as you let the sensation of just-being – overtake you.

There’s more – but we’d rather you experience it for yourselves !  For customised spiritual, mindfulness wellness holidays and retreats,  custom-created for individuals or exclusive groups – please call us on  +91 9602091000 / 2000 for a detailed discussion with us.

 

*Opening for the season September 16th

**Opening for the season November 16th

Experience Luxury at India’s Best Villas

‘Luxury’ is defined from a subjective perspective because for some individuals this equates to a high rise tower penthouse suite decked out in gold and satin. For others this term defines privacy in a secluded location surrounded by nature and modern accommodation. No matter how you define luxury the Tree of Life Resort and Spa is the ideal location to plan for your next vacation.

This boutique hotel in Jaipur offers five-star dining at their restaurant or in-room dining along with private spas and pools directly outside your villa door, state of the art amenities in the living areas and multiple activities to choose from. You can find this resort hidden away in the greenery of the Indian countryside about 30 minutes from the city giving tourists easy access to everything that they could want to see and experience while touring the country.

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Boutique hotels are locations with limited space that provide an intimate and private experience for guests by offering top quality service in a unique style. This resort hosts 13 villas in total that can accommodate a family or two couples per villa so that you can come on your own or have plenty of space for a small group. Activities include bike riding, hiking, visiting local villages and schools, helping residents with daily tasks to experience the culture, playing with the elephants and taking a drive into the city for souvenir shopping and a taste of what they have to offer. At the end of a long day, you can relax and soak in your private spa or pool and let the serenity of nature wash away the dust and cares you have on your mind.

In Jaipur, tourists will be able to see India in its many forms and take advantage of the culture through visual stimulation and participation. Find boutique hotel in Jaipur that provides the perfect retreat for a romantic getaway for a couple or take the family on vacation and show the kids a new world that they have never seen before outside of the movies. No matter what your reason for being there is, make sure you book your reservations early to get a spot at a favorite destination.

Plan for a Successful Off-Site !

Company meetings held outside of the office can be great motivational tools. An off-site meeting can really shake things up, revitalise and reenergise employees, building team spirit and getting everyone’s creative juices flowing again. A meeting, workshop or conference “away from home” is often the best way to generate new enthusiasm, new ideas, and a renewed commitment to company goals. With no phone calls, deadlines and meetings to worry about. Plus the prospect of a change – is enough to build anticipation . Lots of it !

However, an off-site meeting that is not well-planned or carefully thought out beforehand and flawlessly executed – can be a disaster. All it takes is some botched up bookings, one bad meal or one botched-up trust-building exercise. No one wants something as critical as this effort to go waste or to be memorable for the wrong reasons !
To turn your event into a huge success – here are our helpful tips for planning a successful off-site!
1. Aim high.

When planning an off-site, it is easy to limit one’s expectations. Thinking and planning about the day/s objectively and strategically can make it more than just a simple bonding experience; it can become an opportunity to solve office problems, generate new ideas, and help employees grow. It is critical to fist decide as to what should the meeting outcomes be. And then the task is to anchor the off-site with goals that actually mean something and make a difference to the business.

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2. Pick a creative location.

A run-of-the-mill location will produce run-of-the-mill results. The physical surroundings of an off-site meeting can make an enormous difference. Hotels and conference centers may be obvious choices, but they’re not the only options. Some creative alternatives that are located off-the-beaten-track in unusual settings with a host of activities that can be planned in and around the locations can make the difference between an okay and an awesome off-site. Think outside the box.

3. Check it out beforehand.

When deciding on your off-site venue, be sure to take a tour of the shorlisted facility beforehand, including the “back of the house.” Check for ample storage space for supplies, secure areas for employees to put their belongings, a sufficient number of clean restrooms, quality of rooms, and good dining facilities. Check for unusual settings and outdoor areas where your teams can play and have fun beyond the standard banquet and conference rooms.
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Just because this is an off-site you can’t not consider opportunities for fun, R & R. A gym, pool and spa may be obvious options but an offering that includes curated experiences taking into account local spaces and surrounds – be it a jungle walk, or a trek, or a village experience would be attractive options to consider. Teams that can take advantage of these extras will be positive and enthused.

5. Keep track of costs.

Be sure to determine your budget ahead of time. Expenses to consider: transportation, facility rental, equipment rental, accommodations, catering, and possibly the cost of hiring a guest speaker or entertainer. Not to forget unaccounted for extras.

6. Ensure you have the right equipment.

Today’s meetings call for more than just a few chairs and a flip chart. Attendees will likely bring laptops to access and present computer-based information, so you’ll need a means of projecting that information. You should also consider beforehand whether you’ll need high-speed Internet access in the meeting venue, or if this is a time to be “off the grid.” You may want to carry or rent high-end equipment to ensure your team is able to watch the finals of the Soccer or Cricket World Cup.

7. Have alternate dates.

When choosing a date for your off-site meeting, keep at least two possible ones in mind — a preferred date and an alternate one. When you start checking out available location options, you’ll be able to choose the best option based on the number of people who can attend. Alternate dates also mean that you can negotiate a better price.

8. Create a detailed schedule.

Work backwards from your event date to determine what needs to be done beforehand, and when. Be conscious of production lead time, shipping times for deliveries, and anything else that needs to be thought out before the off-site.
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9. Plan the day/s intelligently.

Design your offsite schedule with care. Build in travel time to and from the site, and set an appropriate agenda. Remember that people’s attention spans are notoriously limited and not each session speaker or in-charge can drive the same amount of involvement or interest. Some introductory pointers in each session followed by hands-on sessions or exercises are a great way to keep up the interest levels. Decide up front whether you want the day to be a high-intensity working event, a laid-back and relaxing retreat, or a balanced program combining a little of each. If you do decide to mix work with play, carefully consider which should come first.

10. Communicate in advance.

Circulate a pre-off-site agenda that lets your team know what your objectives are for the off-site. This will provide them with the opportunity to prepare ahead of time for complete and constructive participation. Where appropriate, give pre-meeting homework that employees need to complete ahead of the event. It will also help build up excitement for the big day.
So that’s our take and tips on making a rocking off-site happen. We have on offer a luxury resort nestled in the quiet serenity of the Aravalis at the Tree of Life Jaipur, a heritage property that’s off the grid at the Tee of Life Grand Oak Manor, Binsar and heritage safari lodge at the Tree of Life Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. Take your pick from any of these for your next off-site, power-play pow-wow, or flip it around to create memories with loved ones and make your best days and nights happen with us.
Prices start at INR 100,000 for 20 guests, per night, all inclusive. Please reach out to us for more information and bookings.
+91 9602091000 / 2000
unwind@treeofliferesorts.com
www.treeofliferesorts.com

How to Throw an Unforgettable Destination Party

It’s not just about Destination Weddings. Birthdays, Anniversaries, Milestones, Reunions all call for something beyond the obvious.

 

Imagine a long weekend-themed- birthday bash culminating in a private musical soirée. In between allow for spa treatments to refresh. Or curated experiences that allow your guests to be one with the earth. Topped off by personalised cuisine options for guests – decided in consultations with our Resident Chef.

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Or an-anniversary-for-two experience deep in the heart of the mountains. Long walks in the jungle beckon. A champagne lunch by a gurgling mountain stream. Long, quiet evenings with candlelight for company. And there’s more. Depending only on what you have in mind.

Compared to a local one night celebration, a destination party allows enables guests to relax, unwind and share more celebration time. Exotic locales, our resorts and standards can create truly memorable experiences for you and help perhaps even cross an item off your travel bucket list.

 

Here’s how we make it happen !

 

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We’ll suggest a great location

 

Depending upon your celebration and the number of guests you’re inviting ad how active you wish them to be – we’ll suggest Tree of Life options for you. Location plus activities. That’s your bonus !

 

We help you plan

 

As your resident experts who know it all – our feet-on-the-resort and on-the-ground will help you plan your party with the best of local resources. Or set them up for you from multiple loca
tions and sources if need
be. Décor, entertainment, service, experiences – you can have it all.

 

We’ll help pick a theme

 

Two heads are better than one. So our creative thinkers will suggest a theme that can be as offbeat as you wish. Or set things apart even within a tried and tested option

 

cWe’ll help you make it different

 

After all you’re creating memories for life, right ? Differences can be so real. Yet ephemeral. Or come to life as only it can be with us.

 

We’ll go into the details

 

That’s where God lies. Goodie bags, social sharing, fabric, flowers, music, interactions and more. Down to the smallest one.

 

We love to flex our grey matter, crank up our creative juices and plunge right into creating your next destination party. Make it happen. Call us or e mail us today.

+91 9602091000 / 2000 unwind@treeofliferesorts.com www.treeofliferesorts.com