The Kutchh Courtyard is a home in Bhujodi, Kutch. Together with Ajrakhpur, this is the center for textiles in the entire region of Kutchh. The owner Smita first visited the area in the aftermath of the Bhuj earthquake of 2001 and was a part of the unified rehab effort to help the locals find their footing again. Smita felt passionate about the women involved in the manufacture of the local handicrafts and had already played a role in the creation of a collective to support the local artists. The frequent visits from Kolkata, her hometown, were becoming too taxing and therefore Smita decided to take the plunge and fully belong to the land she had worked in since 2001. A store was first envisaged, followed up with an idea to build a home & eventually, the homestay was born. Smita's childhood home in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan was the inspiration for the design of The Kutchh Courtyard, the traditional Indian style of having a centrally open courtyard (aangan) and rooms surrounding it. The house is encircled by lush gardens and open spaces. The food served by Smita is delicious Vegetarian fare, showcasing Gujarati & Rajasthani recipes, made using the finest ingredients and homemade spices. Smita is a charming host and a veritable treasure trove of information on the area. The Kutchh Courtyard is the right choice for people who want to enjoy the gentle pace of rural living.
The Kutchh Courtyard has 7 guest rooms on offer, located on the 1st floor of the property. The host family lives on the ground floor adjacent to the central open courtyard. The rooms are airy and spacious, elegantly furnished with teak wood furniture, and decorated with local crafts and artworks.
These rooms feature a comfortable double, teak wood wardrobe, writing desk, and a small sitting area and have large windows with a small balcony overlooking the front garden. They come with an ensuite bathroom with all the necessary amenities.
320 sq ft
2 + 1
This is a large family room with 1 double and 2 single beds. It has a beautiful floor made of handmade cement tiles and a wooden ceiling, large windows, a simple but elegantly furnished bathroom with a shower, and other amenities. It works great for a small family with an adult and a child.
400 sq ft
2 + 2
Wake up to a stunning sunrise from these rooms, with one double and 1 single bed, a large window, and a balcony that overlooks the back garden and the temple. The ensuite bathroom is furnished with all modern amenities.
350 sq ft
2 + 1
These rooms come with 2 single beds. A large window and a door opens to a sit out in the verandah which has a serene view of trees. It is ideal for single visitors or friends.
350 sq ft
1 + 1
Price Description: The price is for double occupancy and includes all taxes and accommodation with the meals mentioned below.
Meals: Breakfast included. Vegetarian Lunch and Dinner can be ordered in advance for Rs.750/- plus tax.
Extra Note: Full moon nights: Rs 10030/- per night
Third Person/Child: Rs. 2360/- inclusive of breakfast. On special dates: Rs. 2950/- inclusive of breakfast.
Raahghar Payment Terms: Reservation is confirmed with an advance payment of 50% of the total amount at the time of booking. The balance payment is to be made 7 days prior to check-in.
Cancellation Policy (Indian Passport Holders Only):
In case of a cancellation due to any unforeseen circumstance a credit note will be issued by the property to the guest for the amount paid till date.
The credit note will be valid for use within one year from the period of booking. The guest can redeem the credit note against the amount of any future booking within a year and pay the balance if any as per the rates applicable on that date. This credit note is also transferable and can be used by the guest/transferee only once within the stipulated date.
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Bhuj and Kandla are the closest airports 30 mins drive away.
Bhuj Railway station is a 30-minute drive away and is well connected to reach from major cities.
Well connected via private bus service providers within the state which provide regular buses from Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, and Gandhinagar to Bhuj.
The stunning design of the property showcases the traditional Indian architecture of a central courtyard and the antique furniture.
Smita and Abhinav are closely involved with many NGOs in the area and work with them to provide them with opportunities to promote and sell their products.
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