I am writing this review after 4 months but it is something I should not miss. The experience at Jaiselmer is nothing but this camp and its people. Prithviji, his cousin (sorry I forgot the name), Raghu (who takes care of the kitchen), and the driver of our jeep, and all the people are amazing. From my off board at the railway station till the I time, I left Jaiselmer, these people were at our service. The driver picked us from Railway station, dropped us at a decent hotel to freshen up. We had our lunch and went for sightseeing. It was a special day for me, so I wanted to visit the old Jain temple. He drove out of way to make me visit that. Then, we went to a couple of other places, (an oasis, a fort and a village) – all of which were a great experience.
Then came the main thing – Camel Safari at the Thar Desert. Immense pleasure is the word. 1 hour on the camel was stupendous. No one should miss that. After the safari, we were taken to the camp and I must say – I did not have a more peaceful experience in my lifetime. In the middle of nowhere, with just 6 people in the camp, it was an awesome experience. Snacks, dinner, staff, the amazing folk dance and cultural singers made our night.
I remember to sleep at 12 in the night and when I woke up at 11 in the morning – I realised that I had such a peaceful sleep after, don’t know, how long. No one came to the door, for cleaning, or breakfast. I asked Prithivji, when do we check out, he calmly answered – whenever you feel like Sir, have your breakfast and whenever you want to leave you can leave.
We had our breakfast, and again relaxed for an hour. The driver brought back us to the city where we kept our luggage at Prithviji’s office. We then went to the fort, a haveli and the local market but nothing beats the camp and its people.
Hats off to the people there who run this camp. Must visit place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Damodra Desert Camp is run and operated by Prithvi Singh from Damodra village and our camp is located in the heart of the world famous Thar Indian Desert just 30km from Jaisalmer (The Golden City). We provide an unforgettable desert camp experience in our fully equipped deluxe swiss tents. Included in our price: a camel safari where we will take you to watch the beautiful sunset over our peaceful and private dunes. In the evening we will return you to the camp for traditional Rajasthani folk dance and music, appetisers, chai, coffee, and mineral water, we offer other beverages at a charge. We will then serve you a delicious Rajasthani buffet dinner. After a peaceful nights sleep enjoy our Indian style buffet breakfast, or fresh eggs made to order. Our camp includes 10 Swiss tents equipped with modern comforts and amenities including large beds, quality white linens, hot/cold water, shower, ayurvedic toiletries and western toilet with sanitary shower. We also provide a dining room, lounge hall and entertainment/campfire area. All of our tents have a/c and heaters. Our dining room and reception are also a/c. With magical sunsets, sunrises and perfect star filled night skys, you will enjoy a truly unique experience. Come and see what all the fuss is about! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Damodra Desert Camp Hotel Jaisalmer