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“Quietest place in India” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pabu Ki Dhani eco Farm
Ranked #35 of 150 Jaisalmer B&B and Inns
Bern, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Quietest place in India”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2011

This Eco-village was one of the most relaxing parts of India that we experienced in our 3 month trip there. We were welcomed with a warm and loving smile from everyone and left with tears in our eyes. We experienced the real desert life and met some incredible people along the way.
They are just starting but are trying to bring the traditional ways of their people as well as hopefully building some infastructure like schools for girls (virtually unheard of in the whole region), aswell as providing for a forgotten people in the "New India".
We went camel trekking one day followed by a visit to communties in the area, that are being encouraged to reinvent themselves through their traditional ways of life.
It was really inspiring to hear the stories of the people who are trying very hard to turn their situations around through "Hard Work".
As for the village itself, It is very basic but at the same time doesn't feel like you are isolated with visitors from the community coming to visit the family that has started this project, every day. Their stories are touching and the idea of helping this worthy cause made it all the more important for to find a way to help them out any way we can.
They are not looking for charity but ar emore than willing to earn their livelyhood from showing you a piece of their world.

Only those who are looking for a new experience in India should go to this village. It is not there full of luxury but it isthere for relaxation and discovery of foreign cultures.



Good luck Cappi and Pabu
We'll definately be out to see you as soon as we can

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2010

Pabu Ki Dhani is a dream of a find if you are looking to step off the usual tourist trail in Rajasthan. Leave behind your attachments to electricity, room service and water-on-tap and enjoy sharing the peace and quiet of the Thar Desert with your hosts Pabu and Capu and family. Pabu Ki Dhani is located about 40 minutes jeep drive from the city of Jaisalmer and they offer a transport to and from the station on arrival and departure. Also included in your booking is delicious, simple home cooked food, wonderful music around the campfire, dazzling night skies and as much desert knowledge as you can remember. There are five delightful separate buildings to book. Each was built in the traditional way using mud with thatched roofs and are simply furnished and secure. Three round huts sleep up to two people each and two rectangle buildings sleep up to 4 (maybe more). There are shared bathroom facilities. The beds are comfortable and blissfully quiet with only the birds as your alarm clock. The hosts live in a house about 20 – 30 metres away from the guest accommodation. There is a solar panel to recharge mobile phones and there is good coverage if you do feel like contacting the outside world. Water is precious, but they have a water-well and bucket showers are available. They have clean drinking water for their guests. The food is simple and tasty and plentiful. Once is gets dark you can rest by the fire, listening to the music and singing and watch as the night sky fills up with stars.
Capu, a French national, met locally born Pabu whilst she was travelling in Rajasthan and the couple fell in love. Pabu Ki Dhani is a relativity new enterprise and is involved in supporting the local community. If you want to visit the local artisans in the surrounding villages, then Pabu and Capu can be your guides. These tours help the skills stay alive in the community and are a source of income to the craftsmen and their families. These skills were dying out as the younger generation were finding stone quarrying more profitable, but less rewarding culturally. Pabu is keen to share his knowledge and will guide you around the local area pointing out the flora and fauna. You can also join in with helping out with animals and land if you want to really feel part of the family.
Overnight Camel Safaris can also be arranged for you. We spent a night in the dunes and it was magical.
Pabu and Capu are hoping that Pabu Ki Dhani will go from strength to strength and anticipate that it will be able to support a school in the near future which has an emphasis on teaching girls.
The hardest part was leaving and saying goodbye to our desert family after 4 amazing days. As we were deafened by the traffic and stressed out in Jaipur the next day, we longed to return.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Pabu Ki Dhani eco Farm

Property: Pabu Ki Dhani eco Farm
Address: Pohra, Jaisalmer 345001, India
Region: India > Rajasthan > Jaisalmer
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 150 B&Bs / Inns in Jaisalmer
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,651 - ₹ 3,651
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pabu Ki Dhani, an ecological farm in the Jaisalmer desert welcomes you to dicover real indian tribes rural life, respecting people and nature.You will stay in a peacefull eco-lodge and share the life of farmers, discover their artcrafts and traditions in villages around.Pabu Ki Dhani is supporting Malenbaï organisation who was created to help the desert tribes to survive throught artcraft, agriculture work, education... ... more   less 
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