Jaisalmer: The Golden City is a town in Rajasthan, India. The town is located in the heart of Thar Desert which is the greatest Indian Desert and is set up on a yellow brown sandstone and is crowned by the Jaisalmer Fort. It is known as the golden city because of its structure as the fort, temples and havelis of the town are made up of the same stone it lies on making it look golden when the city shines because of the sun. Jaisalmer is a tourist attraction even with its extreme weather temperature. The city is famous for its food, festivals, folk dance, fire shows, full of starry sky, desert sports and the list goes on. One more thing that makes the place stayable in the hot deserts is its luxurious camps. One is always welcomed here by the people in their traditional attire representing Rajasthan, India with folded hands as namaste and saying “padharo mhare desh”.
Below is the list of top 5 desert camps of Jaisalmer.
- Rajputana Desert Camp
Opposite to Sam sand dunes at the Rajputana Desert Camp one can spend nights in tents or cottages which were once only set up for royals and local maharajas in the past. Staying in such a desert camp will provide a unique experience away from city noises, under the sky full of stars and a natural sand dune land. The camp is the most popular camp of Jaisalmer because of its non disturbing USP, restaurant camp, night musical and dance shows and camel or jeep safari which leads to a very charming and picturesque sunset point at sam. Camping here will be a great choice.
- Winds Desert Camp
Wind Desert Camp is the place where one can fully feel and experience the culture of Rajasthan. The place describes itself as the famous saying of Rajasthan “Padharo mhare desh”. They welcome you with tilak, dhol and welcome drinks. The camp provides accommodation in spacious roof tents, dining space in the center of the camp and a rajasthani baithak i.e. mattresses and cushions on the floor which gives one a feel of royals. The camp is famous for the representation of culture and customs of Rajasthan along with activities like bonfire, stargazing, safaris,khaba for and much more. One should consider their stay here if they visit Jaisalmer.
- The Serai Camp
The Seari is a UNESCO world heritage site with an oasis set on a 100 acre private land. The camp has 21 tents only, 14 of them are suites, 6 of them are luxurious suites with private gardens, pools and jacuzzi and the remaining 1 is an exclusive royal suite with its own spa, pool, jacuzzi, dining and lounge tent. One can experience farms to table in which The Serai shows their own grown spices and foods they use for the meals. It is one of the rejuvenating places built in the Thar Desert.
- Dangri Desert Safari Camp
It is an award winning camp providing well maintained tents with people awaiting to serve. At the campsite, one can experience open dining along with stargazing, musical dance shows, fire shows,safaris on camel or jeep. One can also request for private dance programs or other events and for private safaris at night too. Unique experiences here will boost one’s serotonin.
- Rajwada Desert Camp
The place is unique because of its Indian tradition and culture it follows. The place provides 20 luxury camps with facilities of maharana style bedrooms, personal modern washrooms, windows from where one can see dunes and an open verandah setting. Also providing a large dining camp serving the best rajasthani cuisines. The camp offers calming holidays with activities like camel or jeep safari, quad biking, candlelight dinner on dunes and folk music and dance performances. The camp is quiet and desirable under the clear sky.