This homestay is a part of Hum Sab Ek hain (We are One) initiative of SEWA. Our homestay offers you the incredible experience of village life in the ancient village of Bakutra. The White desert of Rann of Kutch is just 35kms away from our home.
There are two rooms with 6 beds and one bathroom. It is perfect for a family and a group of explorers who want to stay in a peaceful environment away from the bustling city. It’s an environment friendly home, with solar lights in the rooms.
Located in the ancient village of Bakutra in Gujarat. The room is spacious, well-lit and ventilated. There is a verandah outside where you and sit and enjoy the village life passing you by. We live in a separate house which is adjoining this room. There is a non-attached bathroom adjacent to your rooms. Enjoy authentic Gujarati cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are basic utensils and supplies in the kitchen to make tea/coffee. The house is surrounded with lush green trees and traditional chairs and beds can be used to sit and unwind.
You will have your separate set of keys to access the home. You can also have access to the verandah. The kitchen in the house has a small refrigerator where you can store your food. There are basic utensils &and supplies for you to make your tea/coffee.
We stay next door and are available for you at request. You can see and participate in the day to day activities. You can see how the women take care of the household chores and their livelihood. You can also sit and talk with us and share stories. We will be happy to share our stories too!
We can share the significance and history of Radhanpur and its Nawabi tradition, the attractions in the neighbourhood, the local communities and their traditions.
I have been a proud member of SEWA (Self Employed Women's Association) for the past 27 years. I have two children and my husband is also associated with SEWA. SEWA organizes self-employed women workers across 13 Indian States in the informal economy towards two major goals of full employment and self-reliance in India.
I and my colleague, Yusuf Khan manage the community center at Radhanpur. Yusuf bhai has been with us since 1992. In Radhanpur, our sisters (members) are involved in different crafts that help us maintain our culture, showcase it to the world via exhibitions in India and other countries like Sri Lanka, US, etc.
We've hosted people for almost all SAARC countries who come to our district for training purposes. We're proud of our creations under a brand called, Hansiba.
Come stay with us and get to know more about the culture of our communities, get involved in the work we do at our SEWA Center Textile Lab, see the beautiful sites in the vicinity such as, Rani Ki Vav (step well) and enjoy authentic lip-smacking Gujarati cuisine!