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Rural Rajasthan, India

SUJÁN: The Serai, Jaisalmer

Thar Desert glamping outside of Jaisalmer

Luxurious oasis of calm

Set on a vast private desert estate an hour from the ‘Golden City’ of Jaisalmer, The Serai harks back to the grand royal caravans of the Rajput era, a luxurious oasis of calm amid the dunes.

There are 21 spacious canvas tents sat on raised honey coloured sandstone plinths with a terrace lounge, masses of natural light and stylish interiors. Six of the tents have their own private walled garden and plunge pool, while the Royal Tented Suite has its own spa, an outdoor pool and separate tents to dine and lounge in.

The Serai is perfectly placed for day trips into Jaisalmer, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with fine historic architecture dating to its time as an important waypoint for traders’ caravans travelling to Persia, Egypt, Africa and the west. You can also explore the desert on traditional camel safaris, visit lesser known temples and take trips into local villages to learn all about life in this extreme environment.

After a day exploring, rejuvenate at the spa or in the serene pool before and evenings spent under the vast expanse of the desert sky, punctuated by the stars, embers from the fire and a sumptuous dinner. Meals comprise of local delicacies as well as delicious western dishes made with fresh home-grown organic ingredients. You can choose to dine at the dining tent or anywhere on site with tailor–made experiences to suit your particular desire or mood.


21 spacious canvas tents

Visits to temples and villages

Rejuvenating spa and serene pool

Delicious local delicacies

The impact of your stay:

  • The hotel seamlessly integrates with the traditional architecture of Jaisalmer, embodying the local building style through the exclusive use of locally hand-carved sandstone sourced from the region. Every facet of the camp, from the walls to the stones beneath your feet, the plinths of the tents, and even the bathrooms, is constructed using this indigenous material.
  • SUJÁN Serai is one of three camps under the esteemed SUJÁN group, epitomising regenerative tourism on both a global and Indian scale. With a purpose-driven mission, the group distinguishes itself by actively contributing to leaving a positive impact on the environment, local communities, and wildlife.
  • SUJÁN Serai fosters genuine connections and steadfast support for local communities, recognizing the vibrant history and culture of Jaisalmer. The Serai is deeply embedded in the community, providing essential healthcare services and cultivating authentic connections. The hotel actively supports local musicians, adding to the rich tapestry of Jaisalmer’s cultural heritage.
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