Hideaway In The Thar

Surrounded by the amber sands of the Thar, the Serai Jaisalmer is a contemporary spectacle that is every traveller’s dream
By Charu Sharma
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Bask in the soft colours of the landscape and soak in the grandeur of Jaisalmer as you get a taste of the unparalleled desert experience that the Serai brings you. Spread over a 100-acre private estate, this white-and-gold marvel is situated in the heart of the Thar.

The Serai, established in 2008 and a member of Relais & Châteaux, is nothing short of an oasis that offers renewal and relaxation. The property is inspired by the royal caravan sites of Rajputana that well reflect in its settings – its sandstone walls, majestic tents, colossal plunge pools and regal interiors perfectly capture the spirit of Jaisalmer.

You can choose to book one of the 21 palatial tents that it offers, or, for added privacy and luxury, repose in the exclusive royal tent that comes with an outdoor pool and dining and lounge tents as well as its own spa. Dine under the stars, sip on a drink or two and gorge on a variety of delicacies that are inspired by traditional recipes.

Serai Jaisalmer


To feed your senses, indulge in a decadent session at SUJÁN spa, which offers an elaborate menu of therapies. The spa uses organic and Ayurvedic products composed of healing herbs and elements from the Thar. From promenading along the iconic Golden Fortress to enjoying camel safaris, desert drives and sundowners, the Serai offers a blend of royalty and modern luxury right out of a fairy tale – one that will be etched in your memory for a very long time.