Winds Desert Camp, Jaisalmer
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Winds Desert Camp, Jaisalmer

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  • Destination 6.2/7
  • Location 5.8/7
  • Appearance 6/7
  • Front Office 5.8/7
  • Service 6.2/7
  • Room 6.2/7
  • Food & Drink 5.8/7
  • Activities 5.9/7

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Subhro Maitra

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  • Subhro Maitra
  • Lives in Jaipur
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  207 readers
  • 6.6/7
  •  Posted 1 month ago
If you are looking for a wintry night to remember among the sand, rich Rajasthani folk culture and lip smacking local food - this is the place to be. Make no mistake, this place actually is in the middle of the desert, a few clicks from the Indian border with Pakistan. Hence, all you get is unadulterated air and the rich whiff of Rajasthani culture.

At first glance, the resort, occasionally visited by skittish deer, looks like a run-down set from an old Hollywood ghost town, replete with ropes, and broken horse carts and horns. Its once you enter that you get hit by the welcome wagon of tribal dancers and singers from neighbouring tribes, adorning you with flowers, vermilion and sindoor tilak and singing welcome songs in their tribal language. The front office, is nothing much to look at. Soon after the formalities are over, we are ushered to our rooms, uh tents which are independent twin sharing ones, complete with a sit-ins at the front, a bedroom in the middle and bath and wash at the end. The best thing about this place, NO TV. So its actually a vacation. If you're one of those whose idea of vacationing is to 'veg out' in front of the TV. All I could say is, you should've stayed home.

The bed is complete with comforters and blankets for those lovely wintry nights and a fan and air-conditioning for those summery nights and days. The bath and wash has all the compliments that one could expect from a star hotel room. Each independent tent has lamps out in the front and has sands and dunes for miles as your eyes stretch out at the back. of course you have the protection and fencing all across the perimeter.

The array of local songs and dance along with a few tricks is a treat to enjoy with like-minded people while you gorge on Indian snacks, nuts and a bourbon. gastronomical delights provided by the kitchen and dining (lodged in a separate tent) has the menu fixed, but if you ask for something local that you like, arrangements could be made to please you tummy senses.

The ideal thing to do is to come here with a vehicle and hold onto it until you're gone. However the resort does have a lone ride which does trips to and from the main city - Jaisalmer.

CAMELS - would have forgotten it, if it wasn't the adventure racing that ensued on a cart ride with the animals across pure sand dunes. if you're not a fan of the animal, would advise you not risk the independent rides on the animal, as depending on the time you spend on the ride, it could leave your back a bit sore.

All encompassing, the sun, the sand, the food, the camel ride and the magical, mystical aura of the place while you sit out on the middle concrete bonfire place nursing your drink, looking up to the starry night on a wintry weather, smoke coming out of your mouth and nose. Its priceless.
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Savitha Badrinath

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  • Savitha Badrinath
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  1738 readers
  • 6.2/7
  •  Posted Apr 17, 2015
We made our 10 day Rajasthan trip during 1st week of December 2014. Jaisalmer was one of the key places that we had planned in our road trip.

During planning stage itself, we were so looking forward for Jaisalmer for 2 reasons are the drive from Bikaner to Jaisalmer. Stay in the desert.

Since we did all our bookings on our own, we found that the rates of Winds Desert camp was a little lesser than other camps like Chokhi Dhani, etc. Also, the response from one of the other desert camps was not good. Time was running out and we had to do the bookings. Although we didn't find excellent reviews on Winds, we decided to take a chance and try it out.

We were travelling with a toddler (4 years) & an infant (11 months). Hence we had to be extra cautious about the safety & some amenities like room heaters, etc.

And Boy! Were we totally impressed by this one.

Location:
First of all, the location seems to be not exactly in the desert but we realised that is how it is with all the desert camps. Sam Sand dunes is not far from here. Also, it is not located in an area where there are too many camps or shops. That way it is secluded and you have that effect of staying in an isolated place.

Amenities:
Each of our tents not only had all the amenities generally provided at such camps but also, they were very clean including the bathrooms.The camel safari was provided free of cost as it was included in the package.

Food:
Excellent! We really liked all the items that they served for lunch, starters at dinner, breakfast, tea, etc

Service:
And this is one reason I would want to go back to this place and recommend this place to everybody else. Extremely courteous owner, staff. The way we were welcomed, guided to the safaris, the smiling waiter who served food all were amazing! And when we returned quite late from the Safari, they kept the folk dancers on hold and started the dance programme only after we reached there and after giving us proper welcome with Tilak, Aarthi and all that.

The dance was excellent, with the dancers involving us also to dance with them.

Tip: We took the Jeep safari after dark as we wanted to do something in night. This was a good experience.

Overall it was a great experience staying at Winds desert camp :-)
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Modi

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  • Modi
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  •  211 readers
  • 4.8/7
  •  Posted Feb 19, 2015
Rooms are nice, well maintained and neat like a 3-4 star hotel.

Cons: Its a 15 minute drive from the dunes so not accessible if one would wish to take a after dinner or early morning stroll in the dunes. Food was very disappointing. But I paid 30% less than the resorts near the dunes so I was happy with the deal despite the cons.
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Kunal

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  • Kunal
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 1 Review
  •  654 readers
  • 5.4/7
  •  Posted Oct 28, 2014
Location is little bit away from Sam Dunes. Otherwise service, cleanliness etc are very good. They are very friendly. Cultural programmes are also good. Only food quality is left, which they can improve a bit. Otherwise it is excellent place to stay.
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Sagar Gogate

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  • Sagar Gogate
  • Lives in Pune
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  987 readers
  • 5/7
  •  Posted Sep 11, 2014
This hotel was in the middle of the desert and far from the city so I had problems reaching it. The staff here were very friendly and prompt check-in and check- out.
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Kshitish srivastava

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  • Kshitish srivastava
  • Lives in Jaisalmer
  • 1 Review
  •  736 readers
  • 4.9/7
  •  Posted Sep 8, 2014
The ambiance of the hotel was good. I really liked the warm welcome. Location of the resort is quite okay. The food and service was good, though only limited options were there. Overall experience was good. Total staff was good they took us for morning walk to the sand dunes and its was awesome experience. Tents were well-maintained.
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Karan marwa

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  • Karan marwa
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
  •  733 readers
  • 5.8/7
  •  Posted Sep 3, 2014
The ambiance of the hotel was out of this world and the location was marvellous. The food and service was good so were the activities. Overall, the experience was good. The staff was good. The experience of rides like desert safari was great. Food was very good. Even the belly dancing was marvellous.
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Rohit

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  • Rohit
  • 1 Review
  •  460 readers
  • 5.8/7
  •  Posted Jul 31, 2014
The hotel was conveniently located near the bus stand. The staff behaviour was helpful. The interior appearance was good. It was a camp there were no basic amenities. It was a relaxation trip. They arranged camp fire. No delay in check-in or check-out. The cab facility provided by them was very high. The food was not good both quality wise and variety. I suggest them to maintain good quality of food and to charge genuinely. This was a stay with my wife.
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Ramesh

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  • Ramesh
  • 1 Review
  •  441 readers
  • 5.6/7
  •  Posted Jul 28, 2014
The hotel was in the desert but reaching was easy. The overall hospitality and service provided by the staff members was delightful, they were attentive concern and helpful. The appearance of the hotel from inside and outside was very good. The room given to me was spacious, neat, clean and well-maintained. All the amenities were well placed and it was working properly. The food was good with more varieties of menu. I did not face any problem in check-in and check-out process. I didn't experience any activities over there. They will provide cabs for sightseeing. The stay was worthy and recommendable.
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Shashank

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  • Shashank
  • Desert Ranger
  • 5 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1908 readers
  • 5.9/7
  •  Posted Jul 15, 2014
Our experience to stay at Wind desert camp was fantastic. The tents are spacious and well maintained. The bathroom are also neat and clean. All the arrangements were very good. The staff were also very co-operative. The Rajasthani Folk dance was awesome just don't miss it. Me and my all the friends would like to visit again.
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