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Damodra Desert Camp
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Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Truly one of the Great Experiences, come here if you can”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

Prithvi and the staff at Damodra Desert Camp are onto something amazing here. The location as many have mentioned is great because it is not crowded or close to any other camps. They arranged pickup and drop off from the camp and gave us time to look around the fort at Jaisalmer. At the camp itself the rooms are sensational, electricity and hot water at night (in the middle of the desert) the interior is comfortable and cosy. The dinner and dancing has a great atmosphere with all the other travellers and the staff cooked non-veg just for us. The non tourist safari which they organised for the three of us for the entire day was amazing although being on the camel does hurt a bit but definitely try it out and sunset on the dunes is unforgettable. The staff also organised a chapati making course for us which was awesome fun. All in all the experience was unforgettable, come here if you can.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Damodra_Desert_Camp, Manager at Damodra Desert Camp, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Dear Guests,

Trust we here at Damodra Desert Camp enjoyed your stay with us very much. You were all great guests, and we and the staff all enjoyed your enthusiasm and fun natures.
We want to thank you for taking the time out to write your review on tripadvisor.
And we would absolutely love to see you all back in the future.

Best Regards,
Prithvi, Kristin and staff
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Ibiza, Spain
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

The setting is incredible and I got so relaxed I didn't want to leave. The staff is incredibly kind and make you feel comfortable at all time. Food is delicious and safari really funny. I loved the dunes and riding the camel. It exceed my expectations and I highly recommend this camp if you're looking for confort and a unique experience in the desert.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Damodra_Desert_Camp, Manager at Damodra Desert Camp, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time to write a kind and candid review of our camp. We also enjoyed your stay with us. It was a priviledge to serve you. And we are all very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience.
We look forward to welcoming you back next year.

Warm regards,
Prithvi, Kristin and staff
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Eijsden, The Netherlands
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

After we went to the Sam Sand Dunes, (we booked "shree govindam desert camp" which doesn't exist!) Damodra Desert Camp was a big release. Camp is built at a very quiet place in the Thar Desert. This camp is exactly what you expect when you are going to stay in a desert camp! Nice ambiance with nothing in the surroundings.
Damodra arranged a 3 hour camel tour through the dunes where you will never see any tourist! Only Desert!
Skip Sam Sand Dunes or don't even go to this place...Go to this camp, you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Damodra_Desert_Camp, Manager at Damodra Desert Camp, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for taking the time to write your review of our camp. We feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to host you both.
We would love to see you back in the future.

Warm regards,
Prithvi and staff
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Raipur, India
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

Our trip to jaisalmer was made memorable by the awesome experience we ha at Damodra Desert Camp. Mr Prithvi , the owner is a delight to talk to. Lively and friendly environment, colourful traditional folk night, luxurious rooms and above all very courteous staff.
Just visit the place and experience the serene yet adventurous atmosphere... :)
A must visit for every traveller to Jaisalmer...!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Damodra_Desert_Camp, Manager at Damodra Desert Camp, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

We here at Damodra Desert Camp are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us, we do our best to provide a great experience. We have also passed your kind words along to the musicians and dancer.

We would love to welcome you back in the future.

Warm regards,
Prithvi and staff
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Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here 2 nights and took an all inclusive package- food, stay, safari and village sight seeing. Believe it or not, for living in a tent; this was hands down our best experience in the entire Rajasthan trip! ( and mind you we travelled to ranthambore, Jaipur, jodhpur, udaipur and jaisalmer). Place is very serene and peaceful. It made me forget all pressures of life. The chef is amazing at making daal baati, the best one I had in Rajasthan. Great staff and service. The owner , Prithvi takes personal interest in looking after all of the guests and he does a great job at it. Be ready to live in a tent in te middle if the desert, no fans, no luxuries, hard water; but the staff here makes your stay just a wonderful experience. We stayed at places like Sheraton and Lalit niwas elsewhere, yet these 2 days were the best 2 days of our trip!

  • Stayed February 2014
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Damodra_Desert_Camp, Manager at Damodra Desert Camp, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to write a review of our camp on tripadvisor.
It means a great deal to us all here at Damodra Desert Camp to know you were well pleased with us and with your stay.
We would love to welcome you back in the future. And please don't hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of service.

Warm regards,
Prithvi and staff
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Prithvi ji, Tanu ji, Christine - you guys are fabulous.

Our trip to Jaisalmer was amazing beyond our expectations.
Thank you for having us!

To begin with, the pickup at the railway station was right on time and we were transferred to a clean guest house to shake off our travel weariness. This was very thoughtful - giving the guests time and space to freshen up right after a long train journey.
This was 5 mins away from the station and close to restaurants where we had a really good thali.

Shortly after - Tanu came to pick us up so that we could see the Khaba ruins and Jaseri Lake, enroute to the actual Desert camp.

Slick Highways, villages, yellow sand all around us - and we're travelling in a nice Thar jeep. We loved it.

Thanks Tanu for your stories and the great company. We really enjoyed it!

The included Camel Safari was another pleasant experience - having sat on camels before I was apprehensive, but the camel drivers are extremely experienced and the camels are trained. After a few minutes of fear, I became extremely comfortable and started to thoroughly enjoy being on a lone camel, padding along in the midst of nowhere.

Soon we reached the dunes where we could stay in solitude till sunset. I know that it may not be everyone's dream, but I really enjoyed this part.

We were soon whisked away to the camp, where we were welcomed and and shown to our tents.

Clean, soft beds - ample heating, hot water, proper flushing toilets and all other amenities. The tents had it all.

We had entertainment at the camp - where one of the musicians gave my friend a "Mor-shank" just like that ! It was such a sweet gesture and we are really touched! We have a really nice souvenir now :)

And Bruno! He's such a cute and loveable dog! Just dont give him bread because the carbs make him really excitable :)

No experience is complete without great food, and from the vegetarian dishes to the mutton (that was prepared for us) everything left us wanting to eat more - and we would have - had our stomachs not been full to the brim!

The best part about Damodra is the people, and the sense of togetherness with which the operations are run. Its not just a job for you guys, you make an effort to connect with every guest you host.

The best example of this would be "Gulaal". When we were craving for lunch and had already checked out and were confused about what to eat, Prithvi ji came to our rescue :)

He reached out to his friend, who has a beautiful haveli known as Gulaal - which is set overlooking the Jaisalmer Fort. This was another beautiful experience - eating an amazing dish of Gutta-curry with Tawa Phulkas - in a cool afternoon on the roof-top - overlooking the entire fort. Had it not been for his help and Mr. Virendra (his friend) we mightve just eaten at some rubbish restaurant around the fort and missed out on this experience.

This is a must-repeat for us and we will surely be visiting again ! Thank you again - all of you!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Damodra_Desert_Camp, Manager at Damodra Desert Camp, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Dear Guests,

We here at Damodra Desert Camp want to thank you for writing such a kind and candid review of our camp, and your experience.
The best part of all our jobs are hosting great people such as yourselves, trust that we also enjoyed having you stay with us. And we so look forward to having you back.

Warm Regards,
Prithvi and staff
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

We stayed here for 1 night and didn't got chance to spend much time, but overall experience was excellent as everyone is friendly, food is simple but amazing (I'll never forget the taste of Poha) and it is nice small secluded place, overall best way to enjoy Thar desert.
We got late to start for evening camel safari so they arrange for jeep safari for sunset and make best effort to give us sunset view experience at dunes.
I would love to come back, but this time probably during dark night.
Please get one telescope at this location and I am sure that will certainly enhance the overall experience.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Damodra_Desert_Camp, Manager at Damodra Desert Camp, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on tripadvisor. Myself and the staff are all very pleased you enjoyed your stay.
We are working on getting a nice telescope out here, as it is such a great place to see the stars.
Definitely by the beginning of the season we will have a telescope. We would love to see you come back and spend more time with us.

Warm regards,
Prithvi and staff
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Property: Damodra Desert Camp
Address: Sam Road | Damodra Village, Jaisalmer 345001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Jaisalmer District > Jaisalmer
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 230 Specialty Lodging in Jaisalmer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Damodra Desert Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Damodra Desert Camp is run and operated by Prithvi Singh from Damodra village and our camp is located in the heart of the world famous Thar Indian Desert just 30km from Jaisalmer (The Golden City). We provide an unforgettable desert camp experience in our fully equipped deluxe swiss tents. Included in our price: a camel safari where we will take you to watch the beautiful sunset over our peaceful and private dunes. In the evening we will return you to the camp for traditional Rajasthani folk dance and music, appetisers, chai, coffee, and mineral water, we offer other beverages at a charge. We will then serve you a delicious Rajasthani buffet dinner. After a peaceful nights sleep enjoy our Indian style buffet breakfast, or fresh eggs made to order. Our camp includes 10 Swiss tents equipped with modern comforts and amenities including large beds, quality white linens, hot/cold water, shower, ayurvedic toiletries and western toilet with sanitary shower. We also provide a dining room, lounge hall and entertainment/campfire area. All of our tents have a/c and heaters. Our dining room and reception are also a/c. With magical sunsets, sunrises and perfect star filled night skys, you will enjoy a truly unique experience. Come and see what all the fuss is about! ... more   less 
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