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Chokhi Dhani Desert Camp
Mumbai
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“Adventure in Desert”
Reviewed 4 January 2012

Chokhi-Dhani was our Desert camp at Thar during our road trip in Rajasthan in December, 2011.

On a first glance, Chokhi-Dhani emulates a long lasting impression. The desert camp near Sam sand dunes will make you awestruck with its marvellous grandeur within rustic desert habitat. When you come here, you come with a package that includes stay, all food and camel safari.

The entire encampment has two parts. First part is the village, where you have several entertainment options in the evening including games, live music, dances, magic and puppet shows, and the big dining hall. The second part is separated by a wall, which is the residential area. The residential area includes series of semi-permanent Swiss tents, on elevated solid foundation. The interior is just like a normal hotel room with comfortable beds, antic furniture, TV (not functioning in our tent), intercom and a surprisingly well equipped attached toilet. It has supply of 24 hrs hot and cold water. However, tents are not airproof (not expected also), so you will shiver, when chilly wind guesses in through gaps within tents. It truly gives true feel of a desert night. This was really impressive when such luxury is provided within the desert.

After a memorable camel safari, when you come back, the entertainment programs begin. However, in December, it was chilly and windy outside, therefore, the entertainment programs was bit flop. We felt sympathetic to the performers, who were waiting in in chilly outside for spectators to arrive, but it was really few people ventured out. They were giving us individual performances, which was good but not as expected. The food was awesome, with complete Rajasthani vegetarian meal, which was served in typical traditional styles. The breakfast was also good.

Overall, it created an indelible impact down the memory lane.

Room Tip: all tents appear to be same. Nothing special to recommend.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 November 2011

Our first experiance of stayingin Swiss tents was good and that too in desert. Sand dunes all over just like in Arabs. Camel Safari, Joy of driving cars in Dunes. Last but not least the ultimate experiance of Paraglidding at golden City

Room Tip: All are same.
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  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

I went to Jaisalmer and stayed here for one night in last week of October 2011. This is a village resort situated just 1.5 KM from Sand Dunes of Thar Desert and 40 KM from jaisalmer city. We took a package deal which includes stay, dinner and breakfast. The resort is well maintained and full of extremely freindly staffs. There are around 30 tents with attached bathroom. In daytime, it was hot and these tents are not having AC. They will give you table fan which is not enough in day time. But at night, it was cold and they provide you nice blanket which was enough for this time. I am not sure about winter ( Dec-Jan) if this blanket would be enough or they have heater options.
Food was very good for those who likes spicy food with lot of "ghee" ( typical Rajasthani food). At night, the resort looks awesome and a paradise for photographers.

Room Tip: Only typical rajasthani food is available. Non AC tents.Not good for staying at daytime.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 May 2011

Celebrated Diwali weekend over here in nov and the stay was absolutely magic! Really enjoyed the ambience at night, the cottages are awesome and luxurious. Food is the best! We cherished the typical rajasthani dal bhati churma as well as various north indian dishes as well. The only thing was the slow service, but with smile and warmth! Worth every penny!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 23 January 2011

Chokhi Dhani, Jaisalmer is not as good as the Chokhi Dhanis elsewhere. The service is poor and the Dhani staff is not interested in serving customers. The location and rooms are good but the staff attitude spoils the stay.... It should not be a preferred option for an overnight stay.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 November 2010

It really Horrible stay in my life in Chokhi Dhani Desert Camp resort.
In Tent there are Frog, Bugs , it horrible to enter in Tent.
At night staff member of Hotel looking inside the tent from window at mid night.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 November 2010

The chokhi Dhani at Jaisalmer was true to its reputation.warm welcome.The tents were well equipped and beautifully decorated.The food was excellent as usual and the servers served us with much warmth. They made our stay as comfortable as possible.The evening program was lovely, wide variety of activities and the entertainers were very enthusiastic with the guests.the camel safari they arranged was basic but good.We had heard of other camps in the sand dunes, who fell short of food and services. We were glad we chose this one. The most reliable option when you are in the middle of nowhere. !

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with family
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Chokhidhanicare, Head Customer Care at Chokhi Dhani Desert Camp, responded to this review, 26 October 2013
Dear Guest,

We are extremely glad to know that your experience was so wonderful. We are really gratefull to have such a nice response.

We would always look forward to serve you more and create some moments of truth.

Hope to Welcome you again!

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Property: Chokhi Dhani Desert Camp
Address: Kanoj Village, Near Sand Dune, Jaisalmer, India
Region: India > Rajasthan > Jaisalmer District > Jaisalmer
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #52 of 218 Speciality Lodging in Jaisalmer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chokhi Dhani Desert Camp 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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