Set against the backdrop of the Thar Desert, you can now experience an unconventional experiential stay at Kaner Retreat that marries together sustainability, luxury, and a celebration of desert architecture. Inspired by the architecture of the homes in the desert, the expansive space is what Kaner Retreat considers, “...a celebration of light, space and solitude”.
An ode to desert architecture, Kaner Retreat is India’s first desert botanical resort that wishes to bring the fauna and lesser-known botanical varieties of the region to the forefront with their villas that are all specifically designed and centred around a local flower. With commissioned botanical art as well as the colour accents seen in the textiles and room accessories, their private villas offer the perfect place to unwind as you soak in the wilderness and the desert sunset.
As far as the exteriors of Kaner Retreat go, they are made using locally sourced stone from the mines in the region, with red stones that act as a shield in the summer and a sun-trap in the winter. With sustainability being a continuous dialogue and endeavour at Kaner Retreat, the distressed mirrors in their architecture have been sourced from old Havelis and the beds have been made from reclaimed wood sourced from handicrafts factories in Jodhpur. To further the cause of being plastic-free, they avoid throwing away bottles as well as using single-use plastic. Further, in a bid to give back to the local community and to celebrate local handicrafts, they work closely with local weavers for their textiles.
Kaner Retreat is as experiential as a stay can get, they also offer horse workshops, an olive farm experience where you can sit and enjoy a Mediterranean-inspired lunch in the middle of olive trees as you look at peacocks, botanical walks, and jeep safaris in the desert wilderness among other such experiences. If the fascinating undiscovered side of the Thar Desert is what you desire, then this is the perfect place to be.
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