No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
How has this castle rated in the past?
Photos of Hotel Suraj
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Suraj Jaisalmer
Amazing 450 year old family haveli. Only 3 rooms in the haveli which is located within the old fort area. A very unique and special place to stay. Fabulous view from adjoining haveli.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Suraj Jaisalmer
Travel Blogs from Jaisalmer
Our first sight of Jaisalmer is breathtaking in more ways then one. We arrive on the late evening train and are immediately met by the taxi driver sent by our hosts from the Suraj Haveli. We are quickly loaded into an autorickshaw ,with a wonderful haunting soundtrack blaring from the oversized speakers we careen through the darkened streets at …
Khuri lies forty-eight km SW of Jaisalmer. After Judith and I had been quoted a taxi fare of 1,200 rupees (about £12), Nepal said we were being 'taken for a ride!' Instead, his friend from the village, the Khuri taxi driver would do it for 800. Moreover, as taxis were not allowed into the fort itself, Nepal would accompany us all the way to …
... experience. We each got our own camel to ride. The whole atmosphere of being on a camel out in the desert at sunset was fabulous. Part way through our ride we stopped and enjoyed a beer and took more photos of the camels etc. it was definitely a highlight on our trip. At dinner we were entertained by some wonderful Rajastan music and dancers. It was a great way to end our our enjoyable ...
... and far between;
- Expect being uncomfortable for at least 6 hours;
- Keep your eyes closed and avoid looking at the road, Indians drivers are crazy!!!
Arriving in Jaisalmer, the first thing you notice is the grand fort, which stands proudly amidst the golden stretches of the great Thar Desert, on Trikuta Hill in the heart of the city. Constructed from massive yellow sandstones, the fort reflects a tawny ...
... till 3pm, thinking we might have to spend a night here with the camels. When the bus finally came with its sandstorm chasing behind, all I was thinking about was a hot bowl of the instant korean kimchi noodle soup. Of which I had and costed me a bomb, but was a life saver even when it was bizarrely served with white rice on the side. Subconsciously I was breaking the monotonous curry selections for anything in a soup. And I was really lusting for meat. ...