Jaisalmer is the place from where the Thar Desert starts. People visit here to have a look over the majestic sand dunes. They do this during their Desert Safari which may be by a jeep or a Camel. And during the night when the sand cools down, they prefer to relax under the moonlight and watch the great Rajasthani folk music and dances. So to fulfill this objective, visitors prefer to stay at beach camps which are in abundance here. Gradually, it is becoming difficult to choose one from them. Thus, we bring the top 5 desert camps in Jaisalmer which will suit every kind of tourist.
1. Serai Desert Camps
Being fully aware of the problems that visitors could face here, they take care of everything- from basic amenities to luxuries. They serve some of the best food in Jaisalmer and are well-equipped as well as well-maintained.
Main Attractions: A pool, spa, AC tents (AC is not required from October to March as the temperature dips down by the night).
Cost: The cost of a camel here starts from INR 20,000 which includes accommodation, pool use and spa service.
2. Rajputana Desert Camps
This camp resort is for those on a bit low budget. The biggest advantage here is that Sam dunes are very near to their location. So, you may hire a camel from here only. Dancers and singers are called frequently to entertain the customers.
Main Attractions: 35 tents, a staging area, paragliding & dirt bike tours.
Cost: The cost of 1 camp here is between INR 4000 to INR 7000 in which you get two major meals and 2 hours of an unusual musical program.
3. Maharaja Desert Camp
It is one of the oldest ones in here and is just opposite to Sam sand dunes. You will really like the atmosphere here. The staffs are really friendly and polite. They take care of everything you need. They treat you like their royal guests. Get an unforgettable time if you visit from September to March.
Main attractions: Desert safari, the musical evening, good location.
Cost: It costs Rs. 8,000 per night, plus at Maharaja Desert Camp, you will find a nice multi cuisine restaurant, which is a rare thing in Sam, Jaisalmer.
4. The Mama’s Desert Camp
Also a mid-budget camp here, this lies in Khuri. The Khuri sand dunes are recently discovered and ideal for those who want to spend more than one night.
Main Attractions: a bit isolated, perfect for those wanting to spend a silent vacation.
Cost: You will have to pay INR 6500 for a camp which includes dinner, breakfast and camel safari ride in Khuri.
5. Damodra Desert Camp
This one has a great ambience and is a perfect place to spend a night amongst the sand dunes. They also offer a variety of services but it is a bit far from Sam Sand Dunes.
Main attractions: 10 camps, a nice small stage for evening musical program and a nice pantry.
Cost: INR 10,000 a camp which includes private camp, dinner & breakfast and night musical show.
This was all about the top 5 camps in Jaisalmer. Have fun during your stay at these places. Share your stories with us in the comments below, if you have already visited one of these.