Suryagarh, Jaisalmer

I recently planned a family trip and vacation to Rajasthan by road – Mom, Dad, Naina, Bharat, Aman & me! Packed in 2 cars, we chose to spend 3 nights in Jaisalmer & 3 in Bikaner. Jaipur & Jodhpur were one night stops on the way. For our stay in Jaisalmer we decided upon Suryagarh, which is an exquisite luxury boutique hotel away from the hustle & bustle of Jaisalmer and such a magical place to spend your time. In true luxury, Suryagarh not only gives you impeccable hospitality but also becomes a perfect partner for you to discover Jaisalmer at your own pace. This blog post is all about our stay and experience with Suryagarh (I honestly can’t get enough of this property and how special it made the entire trip for all of us).

The property while you are driving towards it.
Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | drive in phone pic

As you walk onto the property grounds
Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | full in front of water body entrance

{ Dress: H&M }

The courtyard is a beautiful setting where you can have your meals and if you wake up early enough you can interact with the various birds & animals that are everybody’s pets – white pigeons, peacocks, a tortoise, a baby donkey named Romeo, two extremely friendly golden retrievers and more that you can find next to the organic garden of the hotel (They even have an Emu)
Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | table in courtyard

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | courtyard pigeons

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | peacock

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | tortoise

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | courtyard sky gopro

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | light through jaal

We arrived at lunch time after which I dove right into exploring the property
Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | indoor salad

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | full front check dress wallscape in back

{ Dress: H&M | Shoes: ALDO | Sunglasses: Vogue Eyewear }

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | pool wide

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | spa sign

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | front half check dress fly

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | gym

This is where a folk singing & dancing performance happens every evening at sunset time.
Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | dance open space

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | mirror shot

Suryagarh also offers some spectacular experiences through which you can explore more of Jaisalmer and the local way of life. My favorite was ‘Dinner on the Dunes’ where they arrange for a beautiful setup in the heart of isolated sand dunes to which others don’t even have access since it’s protected land. There is a group of fabulous folk singers and dancers who perform while you’re nibbling on appetisers like rabbit, bater (Japanese Quail) & more. After a few wines I danced along with the girls too! The folk music is quite an experience and nobody should miss it! For dinner we were served a thali with local cuisine and the ‘jungli maas’ is NOT to be missed – simply delicious.

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | folk singers on sand dunes

Rabbit & Red
Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | rabbit and wine flash

Aman, Dad & Mom
Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | aman dad mom sand dunes flash

The dinner thali
Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | sand dunes thali flash

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | me sittng sand dunes

Next day we were taken on the ‘Silk Route’ Exploration, of which, Jaisalmer was an important stop for the tradesmen in 16th to right up till the 18th Century. We visited the Khaba Fort which overlooks the abandoned Paliwal Village, believed to be cursed. Walking through the ruins really gives you a sense of the history surrounding you – isolated & barren, yet people find a way to live here. The trail ends with a picnic lunch by the reservoir of Joshida. It can get quite hot being out during the day but the people of Suryagarh have perfectly mastered the art of keeping you well hydrated and fed at regular intervals.

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | full front fort

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | fort wide

Siddharth, Director of Business Development at Suryagarh, making cocktails for us by the reservoir.
Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | siddharth making cocktails

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | champagne by lake

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | car

Naina, Nakul, the hotel manager & Dad posing for me.
Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | naina nakul dad

I HAVE to show you what our villas looked like at Suryagarh! They were spectacular! With a private infinity pool and porches with a stunning view, I took so many pics of this that I’m going to share it in a separate blog post but here are a few for now.

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | bedroom

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | bathroom

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | pool gopro

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | bathtub

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | full front check dress against wall

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | in pool phone

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | pool landscape phone

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | pool indoor villascape phone

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | cavalli dress pink sky

{ Dress: Roberto Cavalli }

Dad playing some Billiards
Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | dad billiards

With Mom & Dad
I have to mention the fact that Suryagarh was such a special place for my parents as well. They were taken such good care of and treated with utmost respect and love. We were truly made to feel at home here and I will cherish this trip dearly!
Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | with mom dad cavalli dress

Another experience that I thoroughly enjoyed with Suryagarh was the ‘Thar Dinner’ which was a culmination point for the ‘Silk Route Trail’. It represents the celebratory feast that travelers had at the end of their journey in a communal setting. We were seated in a beautiful garden with folk singers singing in the distance. Cosy seating on the ground and a huge communal Thali from which we all ate together! Again some brilliant rabbit meat!

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | under the stars dinner seating

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | wine glass under stars no flash

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | communal thaal

Suryagarh Jaisalmer | Akanksha Redhu | me under stars

A huge thank you to the Suryagarh team for giving us such an unforgettable experience and the best of times. Jaisalmer now has a very special place in my heart!

Location: Suryagarh, Jaisalmer
Photographs of me courtesy Aman Godara

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8 Comments

  • Reply March 14, 2017

    VP Singh

    WAHO. Stunning pics, they express the luxury and detail SURYAGARH provides. You got to get first hand experience to feel the bliss. Straight write up leaving no doubts.

    • Reply March 14, 2017

      admin

      Thank you so much for the comment Dad! Love!

  • Reply March 14, 2017

    ilijacfashion

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    • Reply March 14, 2017

      admin

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply March 15, 2017

    Sandy

    Jaisalmer is the perfect place for family vacations. Like the pics.!

    • Reply March 15, 2017

      admin

      It was lovely! Thank you so much for the comment!

  • Reply April 27, 2017

    Hars

    Hey, I’m very much impressed by your blog. I’m surely going to feature you on my blog. The first name which comes on google for lifestyle bloggers is yours! #LovedYourBlog #TotallyWorthIt

    • Reply April 28, 2017

      admin

      Thank you so so much! 🙂

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