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Village Harlai , Than Desert At Village, Jodhpur , 342001 | Show on Map
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Camp dera Eco is roughly located 24 km from Rai Ka Bagh Railway Station and 27 km from Umaid Bhawan Palace. Guests are offered a decent accommodation.Guests are offered accommodation in 6 spacious rooms. In-room amenities offered are free toiletries, wardrobe/closet and wake-up service.Room service is also offered at Camp dera Eco.
This hotel in Jodhpur is inclusive of a front desk within its premises.Places worth a visit include Jaswant Thada (19 km), Bal Samand Lake (16 km) and Mehrangarh Fort (19 km). Rai Ka Bagh Central Bus Station (24 km) and Civil Airport Jodhpur (27 km) are a few of the travel hubs via which this hotel in Jodhpur can be reached.
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by Shreesh1 on August 21, 2012
Was a bit disappointed that we (wife and kids) were the only guests there. I mean I came here to be away from the crowds, but I would have enjoyed some company. Since we were visiting during the monsoons - off season - the 'camp' was reduced to just 2 tents (and ofcourse the structures for the staff). It looked quite run down and I started repenting the hefty sum for which I had booked the night. Despite such a low start, I must admit that our overall experience was SUPER! * The monsoon meant that there was no harsh sun, cool breeze blowing all day, and the sand was cool and moist under our feet. I would recommend monsoon for all Rajasthan sightseeing!! * Devaram - our host - was most hospitable. I had feared secondary treatment as often locals do get in places which are frequented by foreigners ... but Devaram put my fears to rest. * The camel safari and the dunes experience was undoubtedly the best part. The camel ride was to my heart's content ... not the namesake 10 min tour. The dunes were spectacular ... though mind you they were not endless like the dunes in Jaisalmer might be. The kids had the best time here ... rolling and tumbling and going berserk. All thanks to the friendly monsoon weather. * We all had a great night's sleep ... even better than back home! Probably the gentle exertion of the camel safari, sumptuous dinner, and great beds. I slept without the covers from start to finish - perfect weather. * Devaram served us the regular urban Indian lunch and so I had requested a traditional village dinner. And the dinner was great. * Devaram and his helper were great to chat up with, and they effortlessly showed us some demos of how to make rope not just from rags but also from some local weeds! What could have been better: * Since we were off season, we didn't get any folk music / performance. * Since we were off season, the ambience of the camp was missing ... I saw some snaps of how the place looked during season and it was much more attractive. I guess this is a trade-off for the great monsoon weather we enjoyed * I feel the pricing could have been better. This is the primary reason why I rate this place overall as VeryGood and not Excellent.
by sinstravel on March 10, 2011
Yes, you sleep in tents. Yes, you eat simple, home cooked vegetarian food. Yes, you get sand everywhere. Yes, there's no electricity or hot water (but very clean, functioning toilets attached to each tent). Having said that, Dera Eco is a spectacular rustic experience that you won't soon forget. While not in the vast sandy desert outside Jaisalmer (the desert around Osiyan and Jodhpur has a lot of vegetation), Dera Eco is also miles away from the main road unlike most other so called 'desert camps'. They make an effort to ensure that the camp is sustainable, using local produce, producing minimal trash and relying on old fashioned fire (in the form of a camp fire and lanterns) to light up the camp. The manager Yudhisther Singh is knowledgeable about the local environment and very hospitable. He met us at the designated pick up point on the highway and we proceeded to the camp in one of their jeeps. Regular cars wouldn't make it through the scrub. The camp is located on a bluff rising above the desert, allowing really spectacular vistas over the surrounding countryside and to sunsets and sunrise. The camp also arranged for camels for us to ride for a couple of hours into the desert. We saw lots of local flora and fauna, including visits by curious black bucks right up to the camp. At night, local villagers put up a beautiful display of traditional Rajasthani dance around the campfire. Magical! City slickers will be amazed at the number of stars you can see. I highly recommend Dera Eco to anyone wanting to experience a back to basics existence while still holding on to some creature comforts.
by bluetongue_10 on January 7, 2011
Having been to Jaisalmer and been completely disappointed with the crowds and high level of commercialism, Camp Dera Eco was like a miracle - how can it be possible to visit sand dunes with NO other tourists, travel via camel to get to the sand dunes at sunset past local village houses? It is all certainly possible here at Dera Eco. I can't understand why there are not more reviews for this place -- this would have to be one of the most under-rated Trip Advisor places!! What's more, the local community benefit from the tourism here, so I believe it is better for the locals. They also take you on local visits to meet village locals and see village life. Sure, there's no electricity onsite, and torches are used in the tent, but isn't that what a real desert experience is all about? The food buffet was great - the camels appeared to be well fed and cared for, and that meant a lot to us. Highly recommended!! A+++
by Route56 on November 11, 2009
We arrived with 2 hrs delay at the meeting point north of Osiyan an old town north of Jodhpur. We were greeted by the owner who gave us the choice of riding the camel or the jeep to the camp. So we decided on a camel ride into the sunset and reached the camp after one hr. The camp has 10 nicely spaced tents on a concrete base with a porch and a bathroom. There is no electricity and we were given torches by the manager. After a good and non-spicy super we watched a cultural show at the fire and could also paricipate in the dancing. Once the programm was over it became very silent and peaceful and the stars and moon gave a spectacular sight. My worries about cold temperatures at night were not neccessary. The night temperature was still around 20 C.We slept well and comfortable. As we were late the day before we were offered another camelride to the dunes after breakfast in the morning. We enjoyed our stay very much and would have loved to stay another night.
by Malkia on November 5, 2008
I stayed 1 night in this wonderful place. A tented camp in the middle of the desert. I was met by the manager, who drove me by jeep to the camp. It was perfect. So very peacefull, so many stars. I was the only guest, but didn't feel uncomfortable at all. The manager and owner did everything to make me feel happy. The diner was simple and nice. I wish I could have stayed at least one night more.
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