The Serai – a luxury camp on the outskirts of Jaisalmer – is a true oasis in the desert. For many of our guests, a stay at The Serai soaking up the majestic Thar Desert completes their experience of Rajasthan, serving as a chance to relax and unwind completely at the end of their tour.
Sprawling over a vast hundred acres of unspoiled golden sands, this Relais & Châteaux property offers twenty-one luxurious canvas tents. Each boasts all the facilities one expects at a hotel rather than a tent; including a private veranda, living area, spacious air-conditioned bedroom and a stunning en-suite bathroom. Traditional and locally-sourced materials, such as Jaisalmer stone flooring and hand-crafted dhurries (rugs), combined with contemporary luxuries like silent air-conditioning and iPod docks; The Serai blends seamlessly into its surroundings while ensuring a comfortable stay. Best of all, some tents come with a private Jacuzzi for the ultimate in luxury desert living.
The Serai serves a delicious menu of refined local delicacies, alongside more familiar international flavours. The bar, a cosy corner of the main tent, is an ideal place to relax, discuss experiences with other guests, or enjoy flicking through one of the carefully placed and locally-themed picture books.
“The overall effect is something out of a dream: romantic and completely magical…” – Conde Nast Traveller.
“One of those out-of-this-world experiences that are very rare…” – Vogue India.
This peaceful property is seemingly in the middle of nowhere but is conveniently just forty minutes away from Jaisalmer. It makes an ideal base for exploring the splendid fort and havelis by day. Evenings at The Serai are magical, with a camel trek at sunset followed by sundowners on the dunes, or a private bush dinner in the desert. Treatments at the Raison d’Etre spa complete the experience.
How does a stay at The Serai best fit within my itinerary?
Jaisalmer is connected to Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad by direct flight (1.5 hours). If you prefer to travel by road, Jaisalmer is within comfortable driving distance of Jodhpur (5 hours), Nagaur (5 hours) and Bikaner (6 hours). Jaisalmer is in the far west of the state and somewhat trickier to reach than other destinations, however, the recent introduction of direct flights has significantly helped.
Like all the properties we hand-pick for our discerning guests at Indian Excursions, we’ve stayed at The Serai and have first-hand experience. If you’d like to include a stay at The Serai, Jaisalmer on your upcoming trip to Rajasthan, please get in touch. As the experts in tailor-made tours of this region, we’re the ideal match to assist with your arrangements.0