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Thar Unplugged: India’s first desert botanical resort near Jodhpur beckons tourists | Indiablooms

Not too far from Jodhpur on Jodhpur-Jaisalmer Highway, the sleepy hamlet of Dera  is falling off the map. But perhaps not anymore.

Now this Thar desert village’s languid charm makes an alluring entry into the tourist map of Rajasthan- thanks to India’s first desert botanical resort- Kaner Retreat.

Kaner Retreat (Kaner is the Hindi name for Oleander flower, also known as desert Rose) offers you the comfort of a resort while taking you on a tour of the scrub vegetation speckled reddish-brown earth of Rajasthan’s Thar.

Welcome to my land (Padharo, mhare desh), says Sapna Bhatia, founder of Kaner Retreat, as she unveils India’s first desert botanical resort, located some 80 km from Jodhpur airport (75 km from the Jodhpur railway station).

Aiming to promote sustainable tourism, Sapna and her husband Samir Bhatia, an investor and an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad, now offer an offtrack Thar Unplugged vacation package introducing tourists to the flora and fauna of the magnificent desert.

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