Saturday, November 29, 2014

Secret garden in the desert - Manvar

The Manvar Desert Camp is situated near Dechu on the highway that connects the desert cities of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. We were on a long road trip in western Rajasthan and had decided to spend some time to cool our heels in this desert resort..

We had started from Delhi early in the morning and reached the camp just before dinner after driving a little more than 700 kilometers. We were received with a traditional Rajasthani welcome ceremony and after a sumptuous meal of traditional Laal Maans (red meat) we turned in for the night.

We woke up next morning to the loud calls of peacocks and after a quiet morning tea on the verandah, we decided to explore the premises. The Manvar campus is dotted with stone buildings with thatched roofs and surrounded by a lush green landscaped garden.

Manvar is ideally located for a quiet break if you are planning the famous desert road trip in western Rajasthan. The beautiful garden and the wildlife that flocks to it from the desert form a tiny microcosm that is a remarkable antithesis to its natural surroundings.

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