We visited Pabu Ki Dhani during 3 days around Christmas this year. We highly recommend travelers who want to discover the local culture and life in the desert to stay at Pabu Ki Dhani for at least 2 or 3 nights. You will be warmly welcomed by Pabu and Capucine, a lovely Indian-French couple and their family. The traditional huts they built are simply but comfortably furnished. We appreciated the peacefulness of their location. Don’t expect too much about accommodation, remember that you are staying in the desert with no electricity and running water. This is part of the experience if you want to really discover how people live and escape the hustle and bustle of Indian cities.
You will enjoy sharing daily life in the desert with the host: meals, discussions, games with the children and live Rajasthan-music around camp fires in the evenings.
To enhance local’s living conditions, the travelers can participate to several activities: camel safari (which is a great chance to enjoy the quietness of the desert), excursion in the surrounding villages (meeting local craftsmen and potter) and traditional music lessons. You can also help their community by contacting the Malenbai organization which aims to develop schooling in this area. Do not hesitate to ask Capucine before or during your stay how you can help them.
Do not forget that this great initiative helps dozen of families from this area by providing jobs thus better living conditions.
Perrine, Enora and Anne-Maryse
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pabu Ki Dhani, an ecological farm in the Jaisalmer desert welcomes you to dicover real indian tribes rural life, respecting people and nature.You will stay in a peacefull eco-lodge and share the life of farmers, discover their artcrafts and traditions in villages around.Pabu Ki Dhani is supporting Malenbaï organisation who was created to help the desert tribes to survive throught artcraft, agriculture work, education... ... more less