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Thar desert,Jaisalmer,Rajastan,India
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Shepherds hut -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 9
Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer District, Rajasthan

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AmberZ130
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing stay under the stars”
Reviewed 16 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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I stayed in Nika House for 2 nights in June 2016 hoping for a local experience "off the tourist track" The contact with Ratan was easy and good. From Jaisalmer it was around 20km to the village Chatrel, where we were provided local homemade food and meeting welcoming villagers. For the day we were discovering village and surroundings. The simple hut, in which I slept, was located around 2km from there, isolated in the desert. An auto-rikshaw was also organised. We decided to take beds outside and slept under the stars. It was a unique experience and we couldn't have asked for more. Highly recommended!

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48amber
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Authentic, local stay under the stars!”
Reviewed 4 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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My friend and I stayed in Nika House for two nights, which was undoubtedly one of our best experiences in our travels so far! During the day we spent time in the idyllic village of Chatrel, meeting villagers, strolling through nearby dunes and having a camel ride which was organised by our host Ratan. Luckily a autorikshaw was available, so that everything was accesible without own vehicle. After a delicious dinner we were brought to the huts
The two huts are isolated and given the heat we decided to sleep under the stars. Far off from everything we could perfectly enjoy a peaceful night under the stars.
Ratan was always helpful and also helped us with the rest of our stay in Jaisalmer. we couldnt have asked for more!

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Liked best: The peacefulness and the local experience
Liked least: No complaints
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Nicholas...
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful - highly positive experience”
Reviewed 27 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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I stayed at the Nika House for 4 nights on the recommendation of a good friend and local of Jaisalmer. The Nika House is the perfect desert getaway. The surrounding landscape is stunningly beautiful, and the huts are rustic yet cozy. The food provided by the cook was delicious, and I had no problem staying cool and comfortable inside the huts. The village of Chantrell is nearby, offering fun diversions and opportunities to embrace the culture of desert life. But the best part of my experience was soaking in the desert landscape and gazing at the stars by the campfire. Although I stayed at the Nika House alone, I had a beautiful experience and plan to return soon with friends.

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Travelling group: Solo
Your age range 25-34
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nagakarth...
Bengaluru, India
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“Amazing home stay on the edge of the desert. Most rustic experience”
Reviewed 27 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Staying with this camel rearing family was one of the best experiences in my life so far. The hospitality the food was very very impressive. Big plus to Ratan's brother Fathan for organizing a great camel safari on request. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a rustic basic experience just like the locals live! Would go back again and again!

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Liked least: Bathroom facilities
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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Kazimir J
New Delhi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Magical Indian desert experience ”
Reviewed 15 June 2016 for a stay in October 2015
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We were a group of 5 and could not of asked for more.
A truly authentic, personal and magical visit and stay. We stayed for 2 nights and 3 days in and around Jaisalmer which is a fantastic golden city of cultural heritage.
Our host Ratan Khan was very friendly, chatty and always there to help if needed!
We will return for another night under that truly wonderful star filled sky.
Thank you again Ratan, and good luck with the business!

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