The Serai, (which is a Persian and Arabic word that derives from the original ‘Caravanserai’ denoting the fortified encampments for caravans traveling on the silk route), is a five star luxury desert camp and spa located in Rajasthan’s Thar Desert, 52k from Jaislemer. The nearest railhead is at Chandan Railway Station, 4 kilometers from The Serai. The first major railway station is Jaisalmer which is 52 kilometers from The Serai. There are several trains every day from Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Jodhpur and other cities. Camp facilities include a dinning tent, a tented library bar, a swimming pool inspired by a traditional Indian step-well, and a Spa created by one of the world’s leading Spa companies (Raison d’Etre). The Serai has 21, large canvas tents set on thirty acres of a hundred acre estate of indigenous desert scrub. Fourteen tents have their own verandas, drawing rooms, and spacious A/C bedrooms; six with additional private walled gardens with plunge pools; and, the ‘Royal Suite’ with its own private spa, pool, and lounge tents for the ultimate in desert luxury.