Like the nomads of the Thar desert, our luxury camp moves around from place to place, bringing you occasional opportunities to discover the cultures of the most remote and rarely-visited regions of the Thar desert with the local inhabitants who know it best.
These are landscapes of extraordinary beauty and diversity. We do not pitch permanent camps in these locations, believing it better for tourism to tread lightly. The camps are exceptional for their contact with the people of the desert.
Our Thar Desert camps are developed with people from nearby villages. You visit remote desert hamlets, explore ancient temples and water systems and discover the ways in which people, plants and wildlife adapt to the desert climate.
Luxury mobile camps are available for groups of eight or more, or occasionally there may be opportunities to join a camp.
You can visit craft villages, take camel safaris in the desert, explore ancient temples and learn about desert food in cooking sessions. Traditional Rajasthani music is a feature and there may be opportunities to visit local musician communities or spend a night in a desert hamlet, depending on location.
As well as a warm welcome from our knowledgeable team, you experience a genuine contact with local people, bringing insights into the life and the culture of the Thar in a way which is rarely possible. Expect clear, sunny days, campfires and cosy quilts, and a rare and rewarding experience of the desert.
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY
“ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING THINGS YOU'LL EVER DO – The ’desert tents’ are like royal pavilions – fully furnished and plenty of room for a family of four ... incredible personalized attention, sunrises watched from the lounge chairs on the front porch of our tent, and authentic camel rides far from the throngs of tourists ... the musicians who came to Camp Bliss were the best we heard, and we were totally charmed when the locals walked across the desert to join in the festivities ... Camp Bliss is adventure, local culture, and western comforts all rolled into one. An unbeatable combination!“
C Phelps and family (Camp Bliss at Shiv)
To see more on what our guests say about our camps and tours, take a look at our guest comments page.
To see the interior of one of our luxury tents, look at our accommodation page. Tents have private bathrooms with hot and cold water supply and flush WC.
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TOUR
We offer a special Christmas and New Year tour which offers a mix of interesting hotels and real adventure, with Christmas in our beautifully-restored haveli in Mukundgarh, and a night in a village where you share in the spellbinding power of the dance, music and poetry of the desert communities.
Or take a look at our February tours, when Camp Bliss will be near the desert fortress town of Nagaur during the period of the annual fair.