Maharawal Mool Raj II created Mool Sagar in 1780. The property is comprised of delightful stone pavilions and fountains, set within wonderful green gardens and 18 tents which have been handmade by traditional artisans. The tents have been designed to recreate the early 20th century camps of the Jodhpur Maharajas and feature king size beds, carpeted floors, gorgeous period furniture and en-suite bathrooms. They also have a private verandah where you can relax and unwind with a good book and enjoy a sundowner or two!
The tents are heated in the winter months, and air-cooled in the warmer months. There is a swimming pool, shop, small business centre and a dining tent serving sumptuous local cuisine. You can also enjoy folk dances and live music during your stay or a picnic in the dunes.
Excursions for camel safaris, desert dune trips and sightseeing in Jaisalmer can easily be organised from Mool Sagar. One of the most famous of these is the Jaisalmer Fort which was built in 1156 by the Bhati Rajput ruler Jaisal and houses the majestic Raj Mahal (Royal palace), Jain temples and the Laxminath temple.
Mool Sagar offers a comfortable stay, with lots of historical character and most importantly a peaceful arbor from the dust and noise of Jaisalmer.
Mool Sagar offers 18 Tents with a private verandah and ensuite bathrooms.
Children are welcome but there are no specific facilities.
Facilities at the camp include a dining tent serving Indian, Rajasthani and Continental cuisine and a swimming pool.
You can relax by the cosy camp fire while listening to folk music or venture into the desert on a camel or jeep safaris and enjoy tailor made picnics in the dunes which are both charged additionally.
Services at the camp include 24 hr security and room service, credit card and money exchange and there is a doctor on call.
When to travel
Rajasthan is known as the desert state. It is largely hot and dry throughout the year, making it a great destination to get away from European winters.
Summer in Rajasthan extends from April to June. It is s the hottest season, with temperatures ranging from 32 degree C to 45 degree C, so not ideal for travel, although early April is a good time to get cheaper rates if you dont mind the temperature in the high 30s. In western Rajasthan the temperature may reach at high as 45 degree C, particularly in May and June so we'd suggest avoiding Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert at this time.
The second season - technically the "Monsoon" (although in reality Rajasthan never receives much rainfall) extends from July to September. The temperature drops slightly, and humidity increases. 90% of the rain Rajasthan can expect occurs during this period. Lakes and rivers will be higher from mountain run-off and flowers and grasses come to life, bringing added colour to the landscape.
The Post-monsoon period is from October to November. The average maximum temperature is 33 degree C to 38 degree C, and the minimum is between 18 degree C and 20 degree C. The official "season" for hotels in Rajasthan starts in October. It’s a great time to travel - warm and sunny during and perfect for exploring and relaxing.
The fourth season is "winter", and runs from December to March. With day time temperatures still in the high 20's during the day this a very popular time to travel. Hotels are at the their busiest over the Christmas and new year period. Be aware though that December and January can have very cool mornings and evening and we suggest taking some warm clothing. Whilst temperatures in the desert areas are always hot in the daytime, they become some of the coolest areas of the state once the sun goes down. It’s also fairly standard to expect some fog in the major cities of Northern Rajstasthan and Delhi in December and January.
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Location and directions
Mool Sagar - A Royal Jodhpur Camp is located on Sam Road, and is approximately 9 km from the Jaisalmer Fort, on the border of India and Pakistan in West Rajasthan.
How to get there
9-hour direct flight to Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, followed by a 1-hour domestic flight to Jodhpur Airport. Mool Sagar is situated 300km from the airport or and 9 km from the Jaisalmer Railway Station.