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A Muddy & Rustic Countryside Resort

Bhuj, Kutch
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OffbeatA truly hidden and local experience
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BasicEconomical options for the backpacker
Mahefeel-E-Rann is one of the early stays which came up in Kutch. Built-in 2013, the idea was to create a homely stay for the travellers who came to visit Rann, and if you happen to stay here, you are sure to feel this homely vibe. All the people working in the stay are family members of Salam Bhai, the host. The whole place is constructed in a way that it continues to generate income each year - the Lipan work, mud-work and painting on the walls which need to be redone annually. This way, the t show more

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A Rustic Getaway

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Homely Accommodation
There is also a dining hall and an attached kitchen. It is close to the Rann of Kutch, and all the people working there are sure to make your experience memorable, with their humility.
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The bhungas have a conical roof, giving the space a feeling of vastness. With a rural aesthetic, the house is suited to all modern needs. There is an open-to-sky transition between the room and the washroom, housing the basin area.
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The lunch is in Gujarati style, comprising of 2 vegetable curries (called 'shaak' in local dialect), dal, rice and steaming chapatis. The dinner is prepared in local Katchi style. It has the much-appreciated garlic chutney, served as a side to kadhi and khichadi. For those who like their dinners more wholesome, bajra 'rotla' is also a part of the meal, along with two Kutchi style sabzis.
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Delights On Offer
Salam Bhai is a connoisseur of crafts and art of Kutch and hosts several folk artists to perform local songs for you at night.
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Things To Do
The villagers will be happy to even teach you how it’s made.
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Salam Bhai
He is a very knowledgable man and has deep insights into the cultural heritage of the area. You can strike a conversation with him over a cup of tea, and like a human library, he will enlighten you with the science behind mythological tales, history of Kutch and a lot more.

Quick gist

About the stay

  • Enjoy an overnight stay at a dynamic space that gives you an opportunity sub-consciously connect with nature.
  • Relish the cultural experience in all ways - food, cloth, lifestyle and livelihood!
  • The music, and the bonfire, and the starry night will be an experience you shall cherish for a long time!

Where is this?

  • The petite Hodka village is situated in the rural part of Kutch.
  • Rann of Kutch is about half-an-hour drive from here.
  • You can also visit Kala-Dungar, from where you can view Pakistan (India Gate). It is a good place to trek or pack a picnic.

With whom?

  • It's a shared 'homestay' experience where you'll have separate accommodation with access to the common facilities.

You get

  • Accommodation with all meals is provided to you.
  • You're also presented with the traditional folk dance performances in the evening.

Things to remember

  • Airport shuttles, laundry services come at an additional charge.
  • Your host would love to take you to a small village tour to see the handicrafts.

Something unique

It is a brainchild of 6 families who put have put in their blood and sweat in making it one of the most comfortable stays near Rann today.

Tips from insiders

  • The resort is a great alternative to Tent City.