Bhavna Resort and Farm, Patdi, Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

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8th Feb 2019

Bhavna Resort and Farm is a bright and charming little getaway that is located in the Surendranagar district that lies in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat state in Western India.

Located close to the Bajana gate of the Little Rann of Kutch, this homely place is convenient to stay and enjoy not just the wonders of the Wild Ass Sanctuary but also several heritage sites and famous temples that lie along the Ahmedabad – Bhuj corridor which connects the Little and Great Ranns of Kutch.

I had the pleasure of sojourning at this cheerful and cozy retreat during my visit to the Little Rann of Kutch. A comfortable stay and delicious Gujarati cuisine are the highlights of this resort.

Photo of Bhavna Resort & Farm, Patdi, Gujarat, India by currylines
Photo of Bhavna Resort & Farm, Patdi, Gujarat, India by currylines

Features of Bhavna Resort and Farm –

The resort is located alongside the main road and a clear sign board ensures that one does not miss the little turn off to the left, leading to the main gate of the premises.

The large 7 acre property begins with the reception to the left of the gate where one completes the check in formalities and obtains the wi fi password.

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The dining hall is opposite the main gate and has a sprawling lawn to its left, complete with a circular area earmarked for bonfires.

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Photo of Bhavna Resort and Farm, Patdi, Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat by currylines

Adjoining the hall is a souvenir shop called Rajadi Handicrafts around which there is also a courtyard where wandering artisans display their wares in the daytime.

The resort also has a Gaushala (cow shelter) housing the local Kankrej breed of cattle.

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There is also a large patch of vegetable garden where they grow their pesticide free produce.

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A swimming pool and an area for indoor games complete the picture.

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Cottages/Koobas -

The cottages are situated deeper inside and accessed through paths lined with brilliantly hued flowers and neatly trimmed hedges.

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Bhavna resort boasts of 34 charming cottages, fashioned on the style of Koobas.

Koobas are the traditional, rustic, mud plastered homes of the region. The signature mirror work and mud work of the region, also finds a place on the walls of the homes, enlivening the dull brown of the earth colored walls. The overlay of mud is intended to keep the interiors cool even during the harsh summers.

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The cottages at Bhavna are air conditioned and equipped with double beds, TV, bottled water, clean and modern washroom, geyser etc. There is a liberal use of ethnic furnishings in keeping with the Kutchi theme.

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Traditional hammock seats outside every cottage, make sure that one has a swinging time and guests can spend a quiet session swaying on them, just enjoying the breeze and birdsong.

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Dining -

The cuisine is mainly local which means Gujarati but there is a smattering of North Indian (Punjabi) that appears at lunch time.

The meals are thali style (plated) and unlimited as in a buffet.

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Dinner is more of local Gujarati and the food is excellent.

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Likewise, breakfast is a good show of local dishes along with bread for those who want it. I certainly did not :-D

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Community support -

The resort also provides space in the adjoining courtyard for local women who come to display and sell their handiwork. These women come from the near by village of Dasada and make great models for portrait pictures ????

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Surrounding activities -

The Little Rann of Kutch is easily accessible from Bhavna and the resort arranges for the Wild Ass Safari. There are several heritage sites too where one can make day trips to visit. More information here.

Best time to visit –

The extreme climactic conditions of the region make it inhospitable for certain periods of the year.

Hence if the Wild Ass safari or Birding is the attraction, then the best time to visit would be in the winter months of October to March.

The resort is closed in July and August for its annual break.

Contact and Booking -

Address –

Dasada Road, Patdi, Surendranagar 382765

Gujarat, India

For more contact details click here

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