The famous Desert Festival in Jaisalmer is right around the corner (8th-10th February 2017), and it’s an experience not to be missed! This cultural and colourful festival, right amidst the golden sands of the Thar, is a confluence of various events such as camel races, cultural events, turban tying competitions and folk and musical performances! Sounds amazing, doesn’t it?
Here are 5 gorgeous properties that you can stay at and make the most of the vibrant atmosphere and festivities!
1) Garh Jaisal Haveli, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
This 11th century mansion has been exquisitely remodeled into a heritage hotel for guests to experience the grandeur of Jaisalmer.You can wander the fort alleys on a whim and admire the architecture, browse through the pretty shops and soak in the little nuances.Although all the rooms have the uniformity of the vivid colours used in their décor, there is a subtle uniqueness embedded in the designs of each room.
2) Mirvana Nature Resort, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
This one’s a blend of rustic charms with posh indulgences. It’s a massive resort, around 55 km away from Jaisalmer, that speaks volumes about the mystic and grandeur of the Thar Desert. Interestingly, Mirvana has been given quite a ‘green’ setting contrary to a desert, which is known for barrenness. Thus, it’s one of the rare gems of Rajasthan. Apart from the usual desert elements like camels and sand dunes, you will find plenty of verdure in the form of organic farms and orchards.
3) The Serai, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
This luxurious desert camp and spa, close to Jaisalmer, is set on a hundred-acre private estate of indigenous desert scrub. The swimming pool at The Serai is a unique inversion of a traditional Rajasthani step-well and offers an elevated view of the sprawling symmetry of the camp. It is also a beautiful location for dining and other private occasions. The Serai is a veritable recreation of a lifestyle enjoyed by the rulers of Rajputana!
4) Gorbandh Palace, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
In this luxurious royal retreat you can enjoy all modern-day amenities in an authentic Rajasthani ambience. The retreat’s lush greenery, fountains, state-of-the-art spa and the blue waters of its swimming pool create a tranquil haven from the heat and dust of the desert city. Also nearby are the famous Sam Sand Dunes, where you can party or stay overnight.
5) Suryagarh, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Suryagarh has imbibed everything – the architecture, the experiences and the aura of glorious Rajasthan. Whether it’s the elegantly done-up Palace Room or the vibrantly designed Grand Heritage Room, the radiance of each room is sureto mesmerize you! Dining just gets more reminiscent of the Rajasthani stateliness – The Legend of Marwar is their in-house restaurant that serves delicious traditional cuisine in a true princely style. You can even have breakfast on the desert at sunrise with peacocks around you!
Book a getaway and experience Rajasthan like never before!
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