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Excellent stay! All staff fabulous with grandchildren playing cricket, kite flying, pool, etc. Gave us grandparents a break! All excursions into villages, camel cart rides with sunset, playing with local children and the privilege of visiting the Bishnoi temple was amazing! A lifetime memory that won’t be forgotten.
Nancy and Bob Gooch – Australia
What a wonderful experience! From the moment we arrived, experiencing the culture here, going to the villages and the local school were moments we will never forget. The staff here looked after our every need & went beyond. We tried every food and were amazed by the taste sensations. The poolside meals were a wonderful surprise, as was the camel ride in the desert followed by the platform with snacks and musical entertainers as we watched the sunset. A magnificent and unforgettable experience of a lifetime – Cannot thank you enough!
– Barbara & Jeff Lanys, Canada
A secret retreat to escape a noisy world where you can relax and enjoy the quiet, the animals and birds. The staff all take first class care of everything and nothing is too much trouble. The local visits especially are most interesting.
Such a luxury to experience the peace and serenity here after the noise and chaos of Delhi and Jodhpur. Idyllic. Thank you so much for the whole experience.
- Camel Safaris
- Jeep Safaris
- Folk Performances
- The Pool
- Unique Experiences
The Bishnois, one of the local tribes, a sect of people formed about 500 years ago are considered the oldest environmentalists of the planet. They still observe the rules established in 1485 by their founder Jambhoji , which encompass the protection of trees and wild animals. The Dune Retreat organises special visits to the Dhanis(Huts) of various tribes such as Bishnois, Raikas and local craftsmen in an intimate way, letting you understand the similarities and the underlying diversity in a nuanced manner.
The Thar was a part of the commercially important Silk Route, a 2,000 year old circuit between China, Turkey and Italy that passed through North India.
In a recreation of bygone times, The Dune Retreat offers a Camel Safari to witness the majestic sunset views on the nearby sand dunes.
Careening down a hundred foot dune, with the sand moving underneath like a dry rapid, dust flying in the air in all directions! It’s certainly not an activity for the faint hearted, yet something guaranteed to set your blood pumping and exhilaration flowing in every vein.
Jeep Safaris take you on adventure trips on your way to various excursions such as the visit to local tribes or bird watching.
Langas and Manganiyar are hereditary folk singers. Through generations, their music has been supported by wealthy patrons (jajmans). Traditionally, they sing at festivals like Holi, Diwali and Id, as well as at the time of birth, wedding or death in the families of their patrons.
Discovered recently by the world as a distinct, raw voice and repertoire, they share their unique music with you at the Dune Retreat.
KHICHAN BIRD SANCTUARY
Demoiselle Cranes fly to this area all the way from Mongolia and Eastern Europe to spend their winter months. Even though desert is not the natural choice of migration for Demoiselle cranes for winters, it is the unique story of human-animal relationship in this region responsible for this phenomenon.
The dining hall has an embroidered cloth ceiling, giving it the look of a medieval tent, which adds to the charm and romance. It can seat up to 40 people at one time and offers a selection of Indian, continental and local delicacies cooked by expert chefs to finger licking perfection.
On request, Dinner is also served on the sundeck or near the fountain.
With luxury linen, 24 hour hot & cold running water, the property has 16 cottages complete with air-conditioning, heating, fully equipped bathrooms, study table, wardrobe and a dressing area. While having all the modern amenities, each cottage is designed in the local architectural style to resemble ‘dhanis’ or tribal huts.
The staff is friendly and responsive towards every requirement of the guests. They do their best to give you the comforts of a home away from home.
POOL ON THE DUNE
In the middle of a golden courtyard abutted by a dome shaped pavilion or chattri lies an oasis within this oasis- the swimming pool.
After mornings of active exploration, you can cool yourself with a plunge in the pool and spend the afternoon reading a book on deck chairs.
There is a whole range of activities and excursions at the Dune Retreat available through our different packages. However, that’s just the beginning. You can organise an intimate get-together or a celebration for your family and friends. Or write to us for special interest tours in photography, wildlife, crafts or anthropology and we will happily organise memorable stays as envisioned by you.
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