The Rann of Kutch, located in the State of Gujarat, is one of the largest salt deserts in the world. Spectacular nature’s beauty, vibrant culture and tradition, unique wildlife, folk music & dances and gracious people all together reflect the magnificence of the kaleidoscopic Kutch. The best time to visit the Rann of Kutch is during winter when the weather is pleasant and perfect for roaming around. Rann Utsav is held every year between the months of November to February.
One of the five largest Harappan sites and most prominent archaeological sites in India belonging to the Indus Valley Civilization is situated in Dholavira in the Rann of Kutch. It takes you through the saline desert plains of the Great Rann and you can also spot wildlife such as Chinkara Gazelle, Nilgai and Flamingos. This village is 165 km from Radhanpur. Nearest airport is Bhuj (190 km) and nearest railway station is Bhachau (119 km).
The homestay is located in the middle of Great White Rann of Kutch and 20 km from the archaeological site of Dholavira. There are two AC huts built in Kutch Bhunga style with all modern amenities like western style toilets, showers and TV, and five non AC rooms with attached bathrooms and other basic amenities. There is a lot of open space around the homestay. A local temple behind the home and two old trees add a rustic charm to the place. Wake up with Peacocks and Hoopoe chirping around and head to the sunrise point which is just 2.3 km from the homestay to witness the enrapturing sunrise along with the unique landscapes. Kutch Desert Sanctuary is just 2.8 km from the homestay.
No of Rooms: 7; Total Occupancy: 16
Easy going and approachable Bharat Manvar is a local resident of Dholavira. He stays here with his family and manages the homestay with his brother. They are simple farmers. Bharat is a state level cricket player also and therefore loves to talk about sports and nature. He and his brother know the place inside out and can guide you to explore the nearby areas.
You can enjoy simple vegetarian homecooked organic meals. Vegetables and fruits provided to the kitchen are homegrown and fresh. You will be treated to local traditional Gujarati dishes like Veg Kothe, Bajra Rolta and Kutchi Kadhi along with regular Indian food.
Parking • Running Hot Water • AC • Seating areas • Bonfire • Guide
Nature Walk • Firework Night • Stargazing • Cow Milking • Village Walk • Hiking • Farming • Bird Watching
Bhunga Traditional Hut: 4000/- (AC)
Classic Rooms: 2800/- (Non AC)
Extra Person: 800/-
Complimentary: Breakfast, Dinner, Morning and Evening Tea
Upto 5 years: Complementary (no extra bed)
6-12 years onward: 250/- (with extra bed )
What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.
White Rann • Chobhalu Chippar (2 km) • Sunrise Point (2.3km) • Kutch Desert Sanctuary (2.8km) • Flemingo City (3 km) • Sangvari Mataji Mandir (9 km) • Bhanjda Dada Temple (10 km) • Kuchh Fossil Park (12 km)
Harappan Site and Museum (20 km) • Bhangda Dungar Mountain (26 km)
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