Winds Desert Camp, Jaisalmer
Khaba Road, Near Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer, Kanoi, Rajasthan 345001
Phone Number +91-141-2100665 www.windsdesertcamp.com
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Visited during 21st- 29th December 2012; Lead a Bombay Natural History Camp . TENTS: Tents are spacious and comfortable, it has a good feel to it. Bed is comfortable and clean. BATHROOM: Large and clean. FOOD: Food is good (5 out of 10), do not expect authentic Rajasthani food, but the taste is good . STAFF: Polite, but a bit laid back. The manager Mr. Ajit is very helpful though sometime repeated reminder is required to get the work done . INTERNET and NETWORK: No WiFi (obviously), all major network providers have network, though on and off (as on December 2012) . AMBIANCE: Winds Desert camp is situated away from the hustle and bustle of the Sam Dunes, thus a very quite and peaceful place. It is right in the middle of the desert with few dunes around it. It gives a very nice feel and is in true terms a desert camp BIRDING and other wildlife: In campsite and around one can expect: Variable and Desert Wheater, Wittered Bulbul, Southern Grey Shrike, Common Babbler, a lot of House Sparrow, Ashy and Background Finch-lark (Sparrow-lark) . The Desert National Park is 35 Km from the camp, and is a must visit for bird watchers.
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 reconditioning 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 laminated 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.
The hotel location was fine. The appearance of the hotel was nice. The check-in and check-out was on time. The behaviour of the staff was friendly in the hotel. The room was neat and clean. All amenities were provided in the room. The food and drinks were available in the hotel was good. The parking place was available in the hotel. I had visited this hotel with my family for personal trip. I would not suggest anything to this hotel.
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 very polite and co-operative. The Rajasthani cultural program organized by the camp was outstanding. The born fire and authentic Rajasthani food was excellent. This was my first trip to Jaisalmer and I must admit that it was a truly excellent stay at the camp . . A special mention to Mr. Dilip Singh and Inder Singh for providing the best package and ensuring that our stay is comfortable in camp as well as at hotel in the city.
The staff was very good and helpful. Camp was equipped with all amenities. Sun rise and sun set both under the sky was beautiful. Camel ride in the dessert was good though it was provided only for short distance. We, however, took additional ride in the cart through the dessert. My 2 years old son enjoyed the cultural program thoroughly. Food was excellent, considering flavour of all parts of India.
Winds Desert Camp is ranked #7 among the 611 hotels in Jaisalmer with an average rating of 6.0 out of 7. It is one of the 51, 2-star Nature Camps in Jaisalmer. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 97 photos, 199 text reviews and 2 video reviews. it is rated top for its Room, Service and Destination. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 6,400 to Rs 10,200 per night. The hotel offer 25 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (51%) and Couple (29%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 51% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 21% have rated the ambience as adventurous.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Oct, Nov and Dec for the best experience.
Winds Desert Camp is located at Damodara .
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay.
Other amenities include Doctor On Call, Restaurant, Room Service and Parking Facility. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.
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