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8 Best Desert Camps in Jaisalmer – The Jewels of the Thar Desert

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Centuries ago, a preferred pit stop on the Silk Road (connecting China to Turkey & Itlay via India), the Thar desert in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan today attracts many tourists to stay in camps near dunes.

The desert town of Jaisalmer, overlooking an iconic sandcastle where half of the city’s population still lives, is an experience worth living. There is something about this town that beholds many tales of the past and makes it blend with the present.

Also famous as The Golden City, Jaisalmer is a place in the state of Rajasthan that lies in the heart of the Thar Desert. With a mere population of 78000, this desert town is set up on yellowish sandstone, creating hues of golden when basked in scorching sunlight and crowned as Jaisalmer Fort. Even with extreme weather temperatures, Jaisalmer attracts a hoard of tourists to its vast expanse of Thar desert that promises timelessness, staying at beautiful and ultra-modern camps, and cherishing folk dance and age-old mangniyar musicians. Also, within trails of a few kilometres arranged by many camp teams, you can witness the remnants of abandoned villages, Havelis, and fortresses, giving you a sense of the parched, eerie yet deep past of the desert.

When it comes to camps in Jaisalmer, most of them are set up around two places – Sam and Khurki. Camps near Sam dunes are more crowded and commercial, with more options of campsites, safaris, and amenities. If you’re looking for a quieter experience, Khurki dunes, around 30 km away from Sam’s, are the best to explore on your trail.

Here are the top 8 desert camps in Jaisalmer worth checking.

Rajputana Desert Camp

45KM from the Jaisalmer city, near the Sam dunes, the Rajputana desert camps are nicely set up, amid the desolate cast-off. With over 40 swiss tents, 10 AC cottages, a restaurant camp, and a stage for a musical dance show at night, these camps are among the most popular camps in Jaisalmer. Additionally, this campsite is a bit away from other sites, which makes it less noisy. It is also a complete value for money starting at INR 3000* per night. With full arrangements of the camel as well as jeep desert safari to watch a mesmerising sunset point at Sam, Rajputana Desert Camp is a great choice for a staycation at Jaisalmer.

Winds Desert Camp

35KM from the golden city of Jaisalmer, this desert camp is situated in a beautiful space around the Sam sand dunes. Spread over a 3-acre land with a private sand dune, you will be treated with Tilak and Dhol beats along with the welcome drinks. With spacious roof tents, an open dining area as a centre stage, and a Rajasthani Baithak (circular sitting area with cushion & mattress), it is one of the best deluxe desert camps in Jaisalmer that also provides jeep and camel safaris. You can book a camp for a night at INR 7500 – 9000*.

The Mama’s Resort & Camp

Away from the city's hustle-bustle and the babble of other campsites, this tranquil place is set up in the deserted village of Khuri, 42KM away from Jaisalmer. It is a perfect place of stay for those looking to enjoy the silence in the midst of no-man’s-land. With an exquisite blend of modern amenities, cultural activities, authentic cuisines, and architectural aesthetics, this campsite is coloured in the shade of heritage and opulence. The site offers deluxe and super deluxe AC cottages and an option for rustic and spacious swiss luxury tents with personal and private pools. Starting at INR 6500* per night for a deluxe cottage, it is one of the most economical luxury desert camps in Khuri, Jaisalmer.

The Serai Camp

The Serai camp is not a place rather an experience tucked in wild imagination. It is a calm oasis set up in more than 100-acre of desert scrub as a private estate. Around 46KM west of Jaisalmer city in Bherwa, this campsite is like no other in the entire Jaisalmer. With 21 lavish tents from which 14 are tented suites and 7 luxury tented suites with private gardens, pools with jacuzzi jets. The site offers a spa, outdoor pool, dining, and lounge tents, bearing resemblance to the royal caravan sites of Rajputana heritage. Serai Camp, Jaisalmer is the only desert camp that offers the glamping experience, albeit with a hefty amount. Starting at INR 22000* per night, it is one mesmerizing place in tranquility built beautifully on the stark terrain of the Thar desert.

Dangri Desert Safari Camp

Rated as a Value for Money camp, it is an award-winning desert camp resort that offers best-in-class services. With 45 well-maintained tents by professional staff, you can plan a desert or jeep safari, dine at an open restaurant, enjoy the musical evenings while stargazing, and can also request a personal dance space. At Dangri, you can plan for a night safari tour on Jeep, an activity that is seen only at a few campsites and will pump up your adrenaline. You can book one night stay here for INR 4500* either by contacting the camp team or through the team offering Jaisalmer tour packages.

Rajwada Desert Camp

Every place has its authenticity, and experiencing the real nature of the place can be the most memorable. One such campsite near Sam sand dunes that speaks of the Rajasthani culture and heritage, the regalness and valor of the Rajputana clan, and the timeless beauty of the Thar is Rajwada Desert Camp in Jaisalmer. The place is equipped with all the needful services, served dutifully by courteous staff to ensure your convenience above everything else. The starting price of INR 5000* is totally in contrast with the place, services, safaris, and the delightful setup of the cherishable evenings amid the Thar.

Le Royal Camps

Located in Kanoi village, near Sam sand dunes, Le Royal camps is another fascinating place to consider for your stay when travelling to Jaisalmer. These are luxury desert camps set up strategically closed to dunes, with over a decade in the business. A total of 26 rooms with 5 deluxe cottages, 8 deluxe Swiss tents, and 11 royal suites, they are offering free wi-fi, open-air bar & dining, jeep & camel safaris, 24-hour room service, campfire, DJ, and a lot more. The night is fully lit here with amazing artistic performances under a start-lit sky; it is safely a steal-deal starting at INR 4600* on Le Royal Camps.

Atulya Garh Marwar

A home away from home, albeit inside a lavish tent, Atulya Garh Marwar is one of the finest desert resorts and camps in village Khuri, 45KM away from Jaisalmer city. The luxurious tents are well-equipped with rustic furniture, a queen bed, a coffee machine, a wardrobe, and private toilets. From deluxe swiss tents to super deluxe suites, there are much variety of rooms to choose from as per your preferences. With 24-hour room service, housekeeping along with all the basic and modern amenities, musical performances with traditional dance and dinner, this experience of a lifetime comes alive at a starting price of INR 5000* per night.

These are some of the best desert camps you can consider for your staycation in the Thar desert at Jaisalmer. Most of these camp resorts are open to hosting the tourists year-round, but because of the extreme weather conditions in summers, it is wise to plan your tour in a more pleasant climate from September to March.

Visiting the Golden city of Jaisalmer gives you a whiff of the royalness of Rajputs and veterans of the bygone era; staying here long will make you feel its veracity and valour. Travellers also find it the best choice to stay in desert camps of Jaisalmer. We suggest you read about Jaisalmer Desert Safari for an ultimate guide to the adventures in the barren land.

November 13, 2021


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