The Serai

Slap bang in the middle of the Thar Desert, 40 kms from the UNESCO heritage city of Jaisalmer, The Serai is a luxurious desert camp and spa, and a member of Relais and Chateaux. The Serai is simple, contemporary and elegant.

The setting is remote. Sit around the bonfire, dine under the canopy of star light, and absorb the absolute silence - rarely found in India.


The Serai can be reached from Jodhpur by rail or private car. The Jaisalmer Express takes approximately six hours arriving in time for lunch at The Serai. Driving distances between these two cities are slightly shorter – and with the comfort of your own air conditioned car with driver, may be a preferred choice. 


This romantic desert camp and spa has 21 luxurious canvas tents, offering three styles of accommodation.

There are six 'Luxury Tented Suites' that have private walled-in gardens with plunge pools. In addition an exclusive 'Royal Tent' with a private spa, pool and dining and lounge tents, all inside a private enclosure.

The award winning tented spa is situated in a walled garden and offers four treatment spaces.

The Serai’s Organic Herb and Vegetable Garden are used to create delicious, sumptuous meals. As always, guests are welcome to participate in cooking sessions with the team.  


Although in the middle of the Thar Desert there is plenty to keep you busy when not exploring the sandstone walls of Jaisalmer fort. From incredible camel safaris, desert drives, sundowners on the dunes - accompanied by ancient songs from Sufi and folk musicians , bush dinners and spa indulgences.

There is no TV, no telephone, no internet and no "entertainment". If that's what you're looking for then this is the wrong place.


Private dining by the poolside, the evening kalbeli dancers set against the inky dark sky littered with stars, breakfast in the organic vegetable garden, champagne sundowners and so much more. Come and leave only your footprints in the sands.

This is essentially a couple’s hideaway – and therefore not greatly suited to excitable tots.

Client and Industry Endorsements

 “One of those out of this world experiences that are very rare” - Vogue

 “The overall effect is something out of a dream: romantic and completely magical” - Conde Nast Traveller

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