In a Nutshell

The Serai is a superb luxury tented camp located in the Thar Desert about an hour from Jaisalmer, offering a wonderfully different Rajasthani experience.

At a Glance

  • The Serai is the best place to stay in the Thar Desert between Jodhpur and Jaisalmer
  • Amazing luxury tents, with superb service and cuisine
  • Take a camel into the desert for a sunset sundowner
  • Explore the desert city of Jaisalmer, one of the most remarkable cities in Rajasthan
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Luxury Camp
21
Rooms
Spa
Swimming Pool

The Detail

It’s so sad that few travellers make their way into the Thar Desert because of time constraints, but if you can eek out a few more days in Rajasthan, you will be thoroughly rewarded. The Serai is the sister property of Sher Bagh in Rathambore and Jawai in Bera and the Serai retains the same amazing attention to detail, immaculate service and stunning cuisine. There are 21 en-suite luxury tents at the Serai, all the same size and designed in a colonial style, complete with campaign furniture and lovely little touches like furnishing the tents with picnic hampers and ornate stone camels. The en-suite bathrooms feature large showers and luxury toiletries. For even more of the wow factor, upgrade to the Luxury Suites, complete with their own walled courtyard and private plunge pool. The top-suite is the Royal Tented Suite with larger pool, private spa and a dining tent.

There is main pavilion tent at the centre of the camp where you find the dining room, reception, sitting room and bar.  Al fresco dining is of course possibly, and indeed encouraged. Guests usually migrate to the camp fire where a bar is set up and you can share stories with your fellow guests as the starts appear above the desert. By day you have the option of a dip in the main pool, or relax over a spa treatment

Naturally, you will probably want to visit Jaisalmer which is about an hours drive in each direction. We love taking a camel out into the desert, and even better why not combine this with a sundowner on the dunes as the sun sets. They even lay out a leather armchair and a bar for you. Now that is something you’ll never likely forget!

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The Serai Itineraries

Travel is all about those unique and special moments which make you smile. Our aim is simple: to offer exceptionally unique and innovative itineraries that are totally personalised around you.

Rajasthan in Depth

Delhi - Jaipur - Nimaj - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Rohet - Narlai - Udaipur - Barli - Ranthambore - Ramathra - Agra - Gurgaon  

If you like to travel and leave no stone unturned, then this long itinerary might be one to base your ideas around. Take in all that Rajasthan has to offer seeing it from top to toe.

22 days from £4530 p. p.

Experiences

Travel is all about those unique and special moments which make you smile. Our aim is simple: to offer exceptionally unique and innovative itineraries that are totally personalised around you.