Everything was so nice and pleasant at this resort managed by the rural folk. Right from the decor, the ambiance, food, the staff and the location was so perfect. We visited the resort during the Christmas-New Yr holiday and could mange to get booking just for a night at this place (we tried booking in Nov). So the tip is to plan in advance and book earlier. This place remains open only for 6 months in a year between Oct-Mar.
Even though we stayed in tents in peak winters, adequate razais were provided so we hardly felt cold. The bathrooms are located in a separate tent joined to your tent and are very spacious and clean
Authentic Kutchi food is provided and tastes yum. We missed our lunch as we reached late and were treated to piping tea and biscuits instead. Dinner was Bajra Rotla, Roti, 2 Sabjis, Khichdi, Kadhi, pickles and halwa for dessert. The staff were very courteous and polite.
Unique experience!!Wish I could go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Visitors: Shaam-E-Sarhad is an eco-resort built in a Kutchi village-style setting using locally sourced materials and crafts of the region. It is owned and managed by the Hodka village community and is open only from October to March. The resort promotes Endogenous Tourism where one travels not just for pleasure, but also to appreciate local community and their life in rural Gujarat. "The Endogenous Tourism Project in Hodka village seeks to promote local culture and craft based tourism for sustainable livelihoods and integrated rural development. Its aim is to improve the local people's quality of life, by creating more livelihood options, while preserving and allowing the community to develop their unique culture and share it with visitor."~ The use of local architectural style, the intricate art & crafts is very evident as soon as one enters Shaam-E-Sarhad (translated 'Sunset at the border'). Hodka village is not very far from the Rann of Kutch region which shares the border with Pakistan. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Shaam-e-Sarhad Rural Hotel Hodka Village
- Shaam-e-Sarhad Village Resort Hodka Village, India - Gujarat