Set on a one hundred acre private estate of indigenous desert scrub, The Serai draws inspiration from the royal caravan sites of Rajputana; blending the dash and vivacity of this Land of Kings. There is no better place from which to venture into the mystical environs of Jaisalmer to discover its fabled golden fortress. Evenings are spent under the vast expanse of the desert sky, punctuated by the stars and ancient melodies of Manganiyar folk musicians whose songs have haunted these dunes for centuries.
The Serai is an oasis, a place for rest and rejuvenation in the desert. From the ‘grand’ in scale, to the smallest precious object and artifact, the camp captures and enhances the spirit of Jaisalmer. The Serai is simple, contemporary and elegant. Subtle interventions of the crafts and textiles are woven into the property through carpets and turbans, throws and cushions, contrasting the vivid colours of Rajasthan with the stark terrain of the Thar desert, to create a tranquil space.
The 21 tents are a delightful symphony of styles. Fourteen tented suites offer spacious accommodation and cover an area of over one thousand square feet. Six luxury tented suites have their own private walled–in garden and sunken, heated dip pool with Jacuzzi jets. The exclusive royal tented suite has its own spa, outdoor pool, dining and lounge tents, all walled into a private enclosure. Each canvas tent is raised on a honey coloured sandstone plinth and comes with its own terrace lounge, saturated with natural light and stylish interiors.