The endearing rustic essence spills over to the hospitality experience at the Shaam-e-Sarhad The name means 'Sunset on the Border'. Accommodation is comfortable, simple and clean. There are three types of accommodation: Tents, Family Tents and Bhungas. The Tents and Bhungas can normally accommodate 2 people, while the Family Tents can host 4 people. Extra beds are available on request. All living spaces are designed to showcase local talent and are decorated handicrafts. Furnished with private bathroom with western-style toilet and shower, as well as mosquito nets and fans, the stay is designed to be comfortable - and of course unforgettable! Traditional food is served.
village resort that has been hand-crafted by the local community to replicate the vernacular traditions of architecture and design.
The local community staffs and manages the resort to the last detail. Indulge in the rare pleasure of staying in Bhungas The circular mud hut with conical roofs made of thatch is an ingenious local invention that tackles the extreme climate. The Bhungas keep cool during the hot Kutchi summers and warm in the cold desert winters. The traditional Bhunga is an engineering wonder. This sturdy structure has been known to withstand severe winds and seismic activity because of its circular design and tough mud plaster. The roof protects the walls, which are adorned with colourful geometric and floral patterns. Women use earth colours to paint the different motifs and create mud-mirror work designs, known as Lippan work.
The experience reaches a zenith in the evenings when the romance of the countryside unfurls along with the Kutchi folk music rendered in reedy voices and the aromas of a delectable cuisine ignite the senses. The Resort offers tents and bigger size family tents, apart from the bhungas. There are a total of 6 Tents, 2 Family Tents and 3 Bhungas at the resort.
There are also several small hotels and guesthouses located at an hour's drive (63 km) from Hodka , in the city of Bhuj.