As one of the world’s most culturally, religiously and historically significant destinations, India is larger than life with a population that exceeds one billion and floods your senses with awe-inspiring destinations and ancient customs. Here, we take a snapshot of Mirvana, the organic oasis that lies within the Thar Desert.
If you’re in Rajasthan, there is a chance are you might be venturing out East towards the Pakistan border to visit the rolling sand dunes of the Thar Desert. Most travellers will find themselves based in the golden city of Jaisalmer, but if you want to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in all of nature’s glory with 5-star amenities, Mirvana Nature Resort will do just that.
Mirvana lies in the middle of the Thar Desert 55km away from Jaisalmer. Not another person or building in sight, just you and the mesmerising golden dunes as far as the eye can see. This boutique accommodation has all the usual comforts that come with a resort minus the grandiose building and instead, insert luxury, hand-crafted tents. Mirvana has designed and built their own self sustainable farm on the property which supplies all the fresh produce, dairy & poultry for the resort. Not only conscious of the environment, Mirvana also provide employment opportunities to locals who live onsite with their families.
Green grass, beautiful flora, peacocks and geese surround you and sometimes you forget where you are; in the middle of the sun kissed desert in India. You may also catch Ninja the Labrador chilling out the front of your tent, or a couple of cheeky dachshunds running around.
Mirvana offers a number of activities interacting with the vibrant village folk, village walks, dinner on the sand dunes, taking a tractor ride and even plucking your own fruits and vegetables! A jeep camel safari in the sand dunes will complete the desert experience. Driving through an abundance of vast desert land through small villages where the children will be sure to run out and scream greetings and wave to you while you are sitting in the open air. Once you arrive at the dunes that you have all to yourself you jump on a camel and simply enjoy the natural beauty before hopping off and finding a spot to watch the mesmerising sunset.
So, if you want to see the luxurious side of the Thar Desert with an authentic Indian experience, this boutique resort is the place to do just that with air-conditioned royal tents, organic food, Moshka Spa and a sublime swimming pool.
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