Rising out of the dunes like an opulent sandcastle is the honey-coloured fortress of Suryagarh. Inspired by ancient temples and forts, the property's intricate latticework, stone-carved pillars and lantern-lit courtyards provide a striking contrast to the surrounding desert shrubbery. Bounce across the blonde dunes and explore the bustling sand city of Jaisalmer, just 12km from the hotel. As part of the Silk Route, the Thar Desert is scattered with remnants of abandoned villages said to be haunted by chudails (evil spirits). Chase them on a moonlit tour taking you through abandoned ghost towns and across dark lakes.
Kahala Phata, Jaisalmer (Sam) Dhanana Rd, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India