Welcome to Nomads

Nomads Desert Retreat

A quiet haven and retreat in the total tranquillity of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, India

Join us at our home and experience the peace and simplicity of desert life

We welcome our guests to come and share our home, and experience one or more nights in the total tranquility of the Thar Desert. Nomads Desert Retreat is a tranquil haven from the lively hustle and bustle of Indian towns and travel, where you can relax and unwind and experience the simplicity of desert life.

We offer free transport from Jaisalmer, from where we will take you to Nomads, located 5km from the nearest village in a natural landscape of wide open spaces.

Nomads Desert Retreat comprises three huts (jhodpri) with decorated cob walls and grass roofs, all built in the traditional style by local craftsmen using locally-sourced, eco-friendly natural materials. There is a shared bathroom, and a kitchen where we cook on a wood stove, using where possible our own organically grown vegetables. We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner, and of course drinking water.

Spend your day doing simply nothing, relaxing in quiet shady surroundings, or explore the timeless desert with the silence ringing in your ears, observing desert wildlife and maybe meeting local people. Then in the evening you can chill under a starry night sky, maybe swapping travellers’ tales around a fire.

We are also able to arrange a variety of excursions, such as camel safaris, jeep tours, and village tour which includes going to a weavers’ village. 

Experiencing desert life

Beautiful project of eco-farming in the middle of nowhere. Best place to experience the serenity, calmness wilderness of the desert in Rajasthan. Wonderful food, the huts are beautiful, clean and cosy. A very familial and warm atmosphere with the hosts who shared with us the culture of desert life. It’s a very interesting project and it’s nice to experience its growth.

Pawan, Lydia and Heloise

Peaceful desert home

Great place. Feels like you are alone on Naboo. The farm is peaceful and relaxing and really inspires you to read/write/sing/cook/garden. Great place for stargazing. Would love to have stayed longer. I stayed the last week of November – the weather was agreeable.

James

I couldn’t stay away!

Once again I had the great pleasure of staying at this gorgeous place in the middle of the desert. This time I stayed for 2 weeks. First impression could be of a barren landscape but, the more you look, walk and get to know it better, you see that it is full of life and ever changing. Never a dull moment and lots of time to observe and ponder. The quiet simple life seems to clear the mind and bring one into the present most effectively! I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a completely unique experience.

Jennie

Dancing in the desert

A wonderful, relaxing place to experience basic life skills and reconnect with nature. Getting water from the well, collecting sticks for the fire. Sitting round the fire at night, looking at the stars eating delicious simple food. Reading, meditating, listening to the birds in flight, even a bit of dancing!! Alex and Aladin are wonderful hosts…a magical place.

Claire

Quiet and peaceful

A wonderful, relaxing place to experience basic life skills and reconnect with nature. Getting water from the well, collecting sticks for the fire. Sitting round the fire at night, looking at the stars eating delicious simple food. Reading, meditating, listening to the birds in flight, even a bit of dancing!! Alex and Aladin are wonderful hosts…a magical place.

Claire

Total tranquillity

Once again I had the great pleasure of staying at this gorgeous place in the middle of the desert. This time I stayed for 2 weeks. First impression could be of a barren landscape but, the more you look, walk and get to know it better, you see that it is full of life and ever changing. Never a dull moment and lots of time to observe and ponder. The quiet simple life seems to clear the mind and bring one into the present most effectively! I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a completely unique experience.

Jennie

The most beautiful peaceful place to just BE!

Beautiful project of eco-farming in the middle of nowhere. Best place to experience the serenity, calmness wilderness of the desert in Rajasthan. Wonderful food, the huts are beautiful, clean and cosy. A very familial and warm atmosphere with the hosts who shared with us the culture of desert life. It’s a very interesting project and it’s nice to experience its growth.

Pawan, Lydia and Heloise

Simply excellent

Beautiful project of eco-farming in the middle of nowhere. Best place to experience the serenity, calmness wilderness of the desert in Rajasthan. Wonderful food, the huts are beautiful, clean and cosy. A very familial and warm atmosphere with the hosts who shared with us the culture of desert life. It’s a very interesting project and it’s nice to experience its growth.

Pawan, Lydia and Heloise

Perfect

Once again I had the great pleasure of staying at this gorgeous place in the middle of the desert. This time I stayed for 2 weeks. First impression could be of a barren landscape but, the more you look, walk and get to know it better, you see that it is full of life and ever changing. Never a dull moment and lots of time to observe and ponder. The quiet simple life seems to clear the mind and bring one into the present most effectively! I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a completely unique experience.

Jennie

Simply great, I will be back for a full week

I stayed in the eco huts for two nights and we brought the beds outside and slept under the stars. It is so lovely and quiet out in the desert and you can relax under the tree during the day, hear and watch the sheep and goats go past in the evening (if their route takes them that way) and experience cooking amazing food on an open fire. You can get completely back to nature and switch off from all unnecessary technology. It was magical to go to sleep and wake up with the sun with the beautifully built huts. I highly recommend this tranquil place and I will most certainly be returning!

Sea

Traditional Desert Huts

Nomads Desert Retreat has three private huts built in the traditional fashion by local craftsmen using local materials. Each hut has windows, a lockable door and twin beds.

Facilities & Amenities

The retreat has a range of facilities. There is a kitchen which guests can use and a shared bathroom. Outside there are shaded sitting areas where you can relax and watch the world go (very) slowly by.

About Us

We are an English and Indian couple, Alex and Aladin. After running Nomads Guesthouse in Jaisalmer, we started building a home in the Thar desert to share our love and passion for desert life and culture.

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