The Serai

Jaisalmer |

This luxury tented camp is only a one hour drive from Jaisalmer, but its’ location deep in the Thar Desert feels remote and other-worldly: a landscape of shifting sands under a vast expanse of sky which is particularly magical at night.

Accommodation at The Serai comprises of 21 cream canvas tents that sit slightly raised off the desert sands. Each spacious tent features an air-conditioned bedroom, in and outdoor lounging space and a sizeable bathroom with a walk-in shower. Interior décor is a fusion of colonial-era furnishings (brass hurricane lamps, teakwood writing desk) with richly coloured Rajasthani carpets and throws. All tents are the same size, however the Luxury Tented Suites additionally feature a sunken plunge pool in a walled courtyard, and the exclusive Royal Tented Suite boasts a small swimming pool and spa tent all enclosed within a private courtyard.

Your butler is on hand at the push of a brass-plated service button, however it’s well worth dragging yourself away from your canvas oasis to explore the surrounding Thar Desert by camel or jeep; follow the Serai Temple Trail; or head out bird-watching with an experienced guide. When you return to camp, freshen up with a dip in the infinity swimming pool or relax with a treatment in the four-tent spa (not a facility you would expect to find in a desert camp!) Meals are not restricted to the dining tent, you can choose to dine alfresco anywhere within the camp. Daily changing menus offer a beautifully presented selection of regional specialities from family recipes alongside western dishes, prepared using ingredients grown in The Serai’s organic garden. Don’t leave without experiencing sundowners on the dunes. Sink into a perfectly positioned director’s chair; sipping cocktails and snacking on tiffin, as the sun sets over the expanse of sand.

We Say
As you would expect, the Thar Desert gets pretty warm during the summer months, so The Serai is closed at this time and open during the cooler months (September – March).

Address

Thar Desert, near Jaisalmer

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Facilities

  • Your Accommodation
    • 21 tents
    • Deluxe ‘tent’ amenities
    • Open 1 September - 31 March
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Dining tent
    • The Bar
    • Private dining
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  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Sujan Spa
    • Swimming pool
    • Yoga
    • Sitting room
    • Camel safaris
    • Desert drives
    • Birdwatching
    • Evening entertainment by folk musicians

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