I enjoyed my stay here at the tents! We were nervous and didn't know what to expect. It was the dessert! i don't know what people expected, reading these other reviews!! It was a narrow 5 minute drive from the main road in Pushkar. You drive up, see beautiful tents and so much beautiful white sand! We got to our tent and loved it! I am from New England, i am used to a sleeping bag and a tiny tent! The tent was pretty big, with two twin beds, little vanity table, full bathroom (minus a tub of course) and two chairs to sit out front. The had a ready to go heater in there with a bug net to cover the beds. It got pretty cold late night, but that didn't surprise me! i stayed warm the whole night.They got the beds ready for you and turned heat on as we ate dinner in the dining area. I was in India for 2.5 weeks and it was the best night sleep i had got! The shower was great, shower at night is my recommendation! It is real chilly in the morning! The people who worked their were great as well. They taught me new things fun facts about India and new words!
Thank you guys! RAM RAM
A great way to enjoy a true camp stay in midst of rustic Indian culture during the mela. Safe,secure yet very exotic adventurous accommodation in the. desert land. Memorable indeed.friendly and simple and hospitable staff.
very coold at night, not recommanded for kids
i would not stay again
we where group of 12 peaple
not easy access for our group bus, very tight parking space, very hard to take shower, water not hot
food is limited VEG food
We loved the tents and the staff was just lovely. However, the website states it "overlooks the fair" and is just at "short walk or camel ride away." So we had a driver drop us off but it was several km from the fair. The spot was lovely but you needed your own car and driver there. We took camels one day and it took one hour to get to the fair on camels. We had to pay quite a bit to arrange for cars all the time to get us to the fair. The location was misleading.
That said - if you have a car it is lovely and serene. But if you are expecting desert quiet, don't. There is a 10+ story hotel nearby that had loudspeakers blaring well up to midnight for 2 of our 3 nights so we could not sleep. Also the food was very average and we paid US$300/night!
Overall, I would highly recommend the tents themselves and the staff but it is overpriced for the food and location quality.
A curious place about 3 km outside of the city, the Royal Camp managed by WelcomHeritage offers relatively unique setting with a camp of some 40-50 tents set up in sandy flatlands. I stayed there for three night during the annual Camel Fair with my wife and two kids (5 and 2 year old). We paid Rs. 15750 per night with full board (but without the Rs. 6000 per night extra bed.) While we were impressed at first, the experience went downhill from the first meal onwards.
The accommodation is in a tent with separate sleeping quarters and bathroom, and while the room is basic, it works out surprisingly well. There were lamps, a loud fan, and an outlet to charge devices, so at least our basic needs were well taken care of. Don't expect a TV, wi-fi or the like.
Washing out using a bucket and a trickle from a hand shower might sound very primitive, but considering the fact that the camp had temporarily been laid out in a desert, it works out fine. The tent got pretty warm in the afternoon and the fan didn't help much, so don't plan spending any quality time in the tent during the day.
The service that we received upon requests was very good and staff worked with a good attitude, but the standard arrangements didn't quite impress. Whatever we requested was delivered promptly and with a smile, but the regular services such as refilling and cleaning the room could have been better.
The food was well below anything that we have ever enjoyed in a hotel in India. Pushkar might be strict about vegetarianism, but it doesn't explain sub-par food quality. Pre-toasted dry toasts in morning, instant coffee and heavily sugar-loaded fruit juices just added to the insult. Breakfast selection was bad and lunch and dinner weren't much better. There was some overcooked pasta for the kids at first, but then even that got spicy and in the last evening the entire child-friendly pasta-noodle option was omitted. Well done: at least the staff provided plain toast for the kids so they didn't have to go to bed overly hungry.
There was a dining tent for meal times, and sort of seats in the evening for the cultural show, but that was it. In addition to that there was the disco party in the last evening about 35 meters from our tent which is hardly far enough for the 6-feet loudspeakers that the DJ was running at full. The hotel described that as a "separate enclosure". That didn't really help the kids to sleep. When we complained about the event, the staff actually did turn down the volume, and stopped the party at 10:15 PM as promised, but it was still very late considering next-door families with kids.
The royal camp is fit for a visit to Pushkar but one shouldn't expect very good value for money. Tents are good, and the service is great most of the time, but the food and atmosphere aren't in line with the promise and the price. Full board is worth little, so one should not count on it. Street side dhabas serve better food than this "luxury" camp.