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An Oasis of Luxe in the Desert ~ The Serai, Rajasthan, India

August 22, 2009

By Dian Hasan | August 22, 2009

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Long before the bling-bling posse of Hip-Hop and Russian oligarch sets hit the über cool chill spots of their respective Gotham cities of today, strutting their gilt and big rock assets, there were the Maharajahs of India. In their heyday, their lifestyle was out of this world. Opulence was their middle name, and Cartier, Chopard, Louis Vuitton, Bentleys and Burberry were their daily adornments long before luxury branded goods was considered an industry. This lifestyle followed them even when on hunting trips in a palace of tents, chandeliers intact! At The Serai luxury tent resort, in Rajasthan, you can re-live this experience and transport your body, mind and soul to a bygone era.

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If you’ve always harbored a fantasy of living like a Maharajah on a luxurious hunting trip, in ornately decorated tents, now’s your chance. Well you shouldn’t dwell on the ornate tents for now, but leave the rest of your fantasy alive.
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Located just 30 minutes from the city of Jaisalmer in the Indian state of Rajasthan, The Serai (no relation to Singapore-based GHM Hotels’ The Chedi hotel brand across South East Asia) is set on a 40-hectare estate.
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With only 21 spacious guest suites, it’s an intimate resort. A range of exclusive, tailor-made excursions are available, including visits to the fabled Jaisalmer Fort, village excursions with private concerts and picnics, camel and horse rides, safari excursions to view desert wildlife, visits to the nearby sand dunes, and dining excursions in private homes, as well as around the estate.
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Cap the day off with an invigorating or relaxing treatment at the Sujan Spa, by Raison d’Etre. The Spa offers a range of treatments blending Indian herbs and spices in 4 treatment tents in a small garden.
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Prices from around US$510 a night including breakfast for two.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 22, 2009 6:48 pm

    I found your blog on MSN Search. Nice writing. I will check back to read more.

    Eric Hundin

    • uniquetraveldestinations permalink*
      August 23, 2009 8:30 pm

      Hi Eric, thanks for finding our blog. Glad you like the content. Pls stay posted. We’ll continue to comb the earth for unique hotel stays and intriguing travel experiences. ciao, dian

  2. August 22, 2009 7:00 pm

    I finally decided to write a comment on your blog. I just wanted to say good job. I really enjoy reading your posts.

    • uniquetraveldestinations permalink*
      August 23, 2009 8:25 pm

      Hi Jennifer, thanks for finding our blog. Glad you like the content. We’ll continue to comb the world in search of interesting hotels & intriguing travel experiences. Let me know if you know of any that I should include in our blog. Many thanks. ciao, dian

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