Located in the heart of the sand dune region of Rajasthan between the ancient cities of Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner, the Resort is a hidden gem – very quaint and pleasant, a green oasis in the desert – designed and built in the style of a village settlement against the backdrop of a desert landscape.
Converting barren land into an oasis was not an easy task. Local architecture was studied at great length before formulating a design for Manvar. You’ll see that the vernacular elements have been contextualised so that they can breathe and exude an ambience of desert ethos. Care has been taken to draw a distinction between imitation and inspiration. Subtly woven into this rustic expression are technology and services that offer comfort levels expected by the contemporary traveller. The intention to make the interiors warm and comfortable in contrast to the earthy and rugged exteriors has led to the blossoming of a boutique environment which has retained the original beauty and royalty of Rajasthan in its red and beige stone structure. The ambience at once makes you fall in love with the place where a curious traveler would like to stay and break a long journey.
It is not a super luxury resort. Yet, it offers most creature comforts that a modern traveller could wish for. Everything is very clean and tidy. Throughout the resort the atmosphere is relaxed and enchanting.
There are two courtyards where the only noise pollution is the chitter-chatter of birds, a restaurant and a bar that open into a street market.. . It’s atmospheric to dine out in an open courtyard and feast on mouth watering cuisine that offers both local and world flavours while folk musicians set the tempo around a crackling fire.
 
 
Beyond this are the living quarters called ANANDGRAM – an area that has cottages, thatched roof-top sit outs, swimming pool and massage rooms overlooking a small sanctuary. Accommodation is in en-suite rooms which are cosy and comfortable, with doors that open onto their own little patios set amidst the greenery of trees and landscaping. The thatched roofs draw inspiration from the local ‘dhani’(the village hut). The interiors have smooth stucco plaster, patterned mosaic floors, customised furniture and rugs, traditional ‘Khats’ (charpoys) have been converted into sofas, curtains and bed covers have been custom made - all of them being very specific to this desert region of Marwar.
The staff are all local boys who are very helpful, friendly and anticipate your needs .