The Thar Desert, also known as the Great Indian Desert, is the most populated desert in the world. Home to over 30 million people, rich in culture and traditions inherited from many generations, The Thar desert people don a way of life that is different from anywhere else in the world. A wide range of exotic and new experiences and adventures await you. We are passionate about our home and heritage, and happy to share it with our guests. We hear time and time again from guests that the time spent here in Jaisalmer was the best part of their entire Indian adventure. Our love of our home combined with this utterly beautiful terrain is what continues to drive us to give authentic experiences in the Thar Desert.
From years of experience we learned that no one package fits all guests’ needs. We understand that budget and preferences vary wildly from guest to guest. That is why we take pride in discussing each trip with our guests and tailoring it to your desires. We want to sit down, drink chai, and discover, together, how we can make your unique discovery of the Thar Desert completely unforgettable. To jump start your imagination here are some experiences that we can create:
- sunset camel treks
- an authentic desert evening beneath the stars
- a luxury desert overnight
- an overnight desert excursion
- bird watching tours
- an immersive Village experience
- and many more
Comfort and Luxury
The desert might not be the first destination that comes to your mind when looking for comfort and luxury but it is available at our Barna Desert Resort. With our resort in Barna we give our guests the chance to experience the desert in the most comfortable ways possible. Enjoy the time in in one of our mud cottages or Swiss tents complete with en-suite western style bathroom, fan, and comfortable bedding. Dine on exquisite local cuisine from our fresh buffet for dinner, sip on a cocktail or beer from our well-stocked bar while sitting by the bonfire to enjoy authentic cultural shows in the evenings. Located only one hour away by Jeep, our camp maintains the highest standards of comfort and luxury. While only an hour away, it feels like you’ve entered a new planet. The desert landscape encircles you as dine and recline in absolute comfort. We chose a location far from all other camps to give our guests the isolated and secluded feel of the desert. Few other experiences come close to watching the sun rise and set over the dunes from the comfort of our camp.
For years people have made this harsh terrain their home. They created whole villages and built lives shaped by this environment. It is amazing to see how these resilient and brave people live, especially for guests coming from very different ways of life. We created a sustainable way for our guests to immerse themselves in this village lifestyle. Rajasthanis are famous for their hospitality and these villages are shining examples. Children curiously peek out from open windows and the braver ones shout ‘Ram Ram,’ in greeting. Shy women cover their smiles with beautiful saris as you pass by and well-groomed men in brightly colored turbans invite you in for a cup of chai while curiously and politely questioning you about your life and country.
Action & Adventure
For those seeking adventure, the Thar Desert will not disappoint. We will start with a bumpy jeep drive to one of the most remote areas of the desert followed by a ride on the desert Cadillac, the beloved camel. Reminiscent of years gone by, riding this majestic creature on the sand dunes throughout this arid region is an experience like none other. You cannot help but imagine those who followed the same route centuries before. Marvel as the setting sun ignites the sky and sand in their very own light show; they wildly change color right before your eyes. As darkness falls like a blanket across the sky you drink chai, cook delicious dinner over an open fire, and discuss life with the local camel men. If you are brave enough to face the dark, cold desert night, we will set up a bed for you beneath the starry sky. If the idea of sleeping outside is too adventurous for your liking rest peacefully in a modern camp setup for the night. After a restful sleep you will wake to the sounds of birds chirping, the singsong voices of the camel men deep in discussion, and the smell of fresh desert breakfast. The sun rising over the once darkened dunes will be a sight that you will never forget.
Bird and Wildlife Watching
The Thar Desert is a nature lovers paradise. This unique biome is home to many native animals including 350 species of birds. Our guests commonly see deer, lizards, fox, vultures, eagles, and many more wild birds. Our experienced guides are perfect for finding those rare animals and birds for your viewing pleasure; their years of experience make them ideal for helping you to find that one magical creature you’ve been searching for.
Whether you are keen for a one day or multi-day experience; a comfortable escape or a rugged adventure; or an immersion in nature or culture or even a mix of them all we guarantee you an authentic experience in the Thar Desert. Nobody knows the desert and its inhabitants better than us. And we are thrilled to share our home, knowledge, and experience with our guests.
Visit Fifu Camel Safaris for more information and to book your experience today.