Manvar Desert Camp, Manvar India, Rajasthan
It might be in the middle of nowhere, but this desert camp is certainly not short on creature comforts. This is a glamping experience in the Thar, providing a mystical atmosphere surrounded by a backdrop of golden sand dunes.
Shergarh is in Rajasthan’s Thar Desert, its tiny villages populated with Rajput families. Come here to witness the timeless, quiet beauty of Indian desert life. It’s remote, but there is plenty to see and do all the same: spotting Indian gazelle and cranes, taking jeep safaris or camel rides, greeting Rabari herdsmen, and enjoying spectacular desert sunsets.
There are 30 marquee style tents at Manvar Desert Camp, all arranged in a semi-circle. The interiors are beautiful and elegant, with teak furniture and beautiful bathrooms with marble sinks and plenty of hot water. For extra seclusion, book a deluxe tent situated 400 metres away from all the others. Dining can be as sociable or as private as you wish, and it’s common for visitors to mingle at the bar afterwards and admire the camp’s evening lights.
All in all, Manvar Desert Camp is a once in a lifetime destination experience, calm and completely luxurious. It’s the perfect retreat for a few days while passing between Jodhpur and Jaisalmer in northwest Rajasthan. Just keep in mind it’s only open from October to April, and book well in advance.
Eco/Adventure - This category covers gorgeous lodges in the jungle, comfortable safari camps and dreamy, but simple, beach cabanas. These places defy conventional categorisation: what is communing with nature to one person may be terrifying bugs to another! Many of these places are very comfortable and the service generally of a very high level - but please read the website review carefully and/or talk to us and be sure to have understood what you are letting yourselves in for!
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