The Wilderness Camp
Rohet, Rajasthan, India
The Wilderness Camp is, located 17km west of Rohet and not too far from Jodhpur. The camp is the idea property for those looking for some light adventure in the surrounding desert scrubland where shepherds, camels, sheep, goats and local wildlife roam.
At a Glance
A great opportunity to enjoy a tented camp experience
Great riding experiences to be had
A great alternative desert experience that is much more accessible than Jaisalmer
A great communal atmosphere - this camp is very sociable
Facilities are quite basic as this is a tented camp however there is still running water and electricity
Meet our specialists
Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to The Wilderness Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Rajasthan
Rohetgarh’s Wilderness Camp is made up of seven tents, located in an idyllically remote area of Rajasthan. The tents are furnished in Rajasthani style and are large and comfortable and they all have en-suite bathrooms. They are set up around a central lounge and dining area, which is beautifully relaxed by day and stunningly lit with candles by night. The camp is located on a small dune that is the highest point on an otherwise flat landscape and the views are spectacular. The highlight of the Wilderness Camp is its peacefulness, with shepherds wandering around, the sounds of local birds and wildlife and the stargazing at night is a memorable experience.
The camp is located at an ideal distance for a comfortable day’s horse ride from Rohet Garh and is highly recommend for people looking for a truly special adventure. Possible excursions further afield include visits to the historic city of Jodhpur, the gardens at Mandore, the temples at Osian, the Kumbhalgarh Fort, the Jain Temples at Ranakpur and watching polo and playing golf in Jaipur.
The Wilderness Camp offers six luxurious tents with en-suite bathrooms. The spacious tents are made of heavy duty cream linen. They feature polished teak furniture, comfy beds, a writing desk and large windows with views of the wilderness. There are two comfy chairs on the deck for you to soak up the views.
Children are welcome to come and stay at The Wilderness Camp. However, there are no specific facilities available for them.
Facilities at the Wilderness Camp include a library/sitting area, bicycles for hire and you can indulge in a range of massages and other therapies at Rohet Garh. There is an open-sided dining room with beautifully laid tables where you are served your meals. High tea is served on the sun deck.
Stargazing at the beautiful moonlit skies is complimentary at the Wilderness Camp but horse riding and village safaris are charged additionally. Other activities include walks around the local village, horse riding, desert picnics, jeep, camel and horse safaris into the desert and tribal areas, birdwatching and cookery classes.
Location & Directions
Rohet, Rajasthan, India
Wilderness Camp is pitched on small sand dune about 17 km west of Rohet over looking underlying surrounding plains, Rajasthan.
When to go
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 color 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.