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Rajasthan Road Trip | Desert Dwellers

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Jaisalmer really is tiny and thus kind of limited in terms of places to stay so we were glad to be staying out in the wilderness at The Serai, an incredible tented camp about 45 minutes from the town…

‘Tented Camp’ really doesn’t do this place justice though. Tucked away down miles of dusty tracks and sandy farmland, The Serai is camping Indian Summers style with beautiful, secluded tents bigger than my London apartment and service fit for a king. If Khem Villas was glamping, this takes it to a whole new level… Part of the luxury Sujan group that have a handful of incredible hotels around Rajasthan, it felt like we’d saved the best till last. We arrived just in time for afternoon tea (they’ll serve it anywhere you like) and immediately kicked back and felt totally spoilt. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble, from tea and croissants in our tent at 6 A.M on our last morning before we set off, to packed lunches for long journeys, the little touches made such a big difference and are just the kind of thing you’re grateful for after an epic but knackering trip.

Just two nights at this haven and we managed to slip into a routine of hot afternoons by the pool with a lime soda in one hand and a club sandwich in the other, and cold nights wrapped in blankets by the camp fire clutching hot tea. After Jodhpur and Udaipur, it was kind of nice to be out in the desert with just crickets and birds for company and plenty of time for star gazing.

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Dress | Zara
Sandals | Raye
Embroidered dress | Bought in Jodhpur (great alternatives here)

On our last night before we headed not only away from The Serai but Rajasthan as a whole, we decided to do something a bit special. We were headed for the dunes in The Serai’s 4×4 jeeps for camel riding and champagne (as you do). To say we ended on a high was a bit of understatement…

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What and incredible to end to an amazing 10 days in India. Our little expedition into the dunes was the perfect way to wrap our road trip to a close. We watched the camels and their owners head home as the light faded before getting back into the jeep for the drive back in the twilight. By the time we got back to camp, the fires were roaring and we had a final dinner wrapped in rugs (each table has its own fire pit too) listening to a local musician…

Still, the trip wasn’t over yet. We had a 36 hour journey ahead of us and were bound for pastures new and blue….

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Beige silk shirt | Equipment 
Sunglasses | Rayban 
Hoop earrings | Lucy Williams x Missoma
Scarf | Merci
Printed trousers | Maje (similar here)
Shoes | Birkenstock 

Ph. by myself and James Wright using the Olympus Pen and Olympus OM-D

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