March 22, 2017

We were lucky to be visited again last month by our dear friend Anas Ali from Delhi.

Anas, who is a school teacher in Kurukshetra, is also a fantastically talented photographer and visited MKD in February on a photographic assignment.

Here we are having fun in our newly...

October 19, 2016

Diwali (30th October) is important for our culture as Indians and especially as Hindus because the festival is based on stories from the Ramayana - one of our holiest books.

It marks Lord Rama's triumph over Ravana and light winning over darkness. This is why Diwali is...

September 12, 2016

It gives us great joy to announce that Mala Ki Dhani is officially OPEN for guests.

This news comes as we recently completed building the four huts, two bathrooms and shared spaces that make up Mala Ki Dhani, 16km north of Jaisalmer.

To celebrate our opening, we hosted t...

May 10, 2016

Temperatures are soaring above 45°C almost every day at Mala Ki Dhani as Rajasthan gets ready for another intensely hot summer.


The months of April - July are the 'off peak' season in India's Golden City and most tourists head for cooler regions of the country to...

April 21, 2016

Can you imagine riding a camel into your own wedding ceremony?


Well in fact, this is somewhat of a tradition in desert villages of Rajasthan and will soon be available to everyone.


In 2017 we'll be making this experience and many others possible at Mala Ki Dhani by inv...

April 17, 2016

It's been five months since building commenced at Mala Ki Dhani. 

Our goal as a village was to create authentic village style desert experiences for tourists visiting Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert.

With the help of several hut makers and laborers from villages near and f...

April 6, 2016

We are proud to announce that Mala Ki Dhani will be hosting our first ever Thar Desert Festival September 2-5, 2016.

The festival will run for 3-days providing a ton of local and international music, short adventures/sight seeing trips as well as Rajasthani food and cul...

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