Toran Tourist Complex, Dholavira
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Toran Tourist Complex, Dholavira

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  • Destination 5.7/7
  • Location 5.2/7
  • Appearance 4.8/7
  • Front Office 4.4/7
  • Service 4.5/7
  • Room 3.9/7
  • Food & Drink 4.2/7
  • Activities 2.8/7

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Kumar Munipalli

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  • Kumar Munipalli
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  2224 readers
  • 1.8/7
  •  Posted Oct 17, 2013
This is absolutely the worst place I have stayed or rather tried to stay in. We booked a nights stay here during Dassera. We had informed the people at the resort that we will be coming for lunch. They were very cordial and said we would have them ready when we come in. When we reached the place, we found no food was ready. And even if ready, we would not have taken it as the kitchen is infested with various animals like dogs, cats, pigeons (pigeon eggs and nests seen in multiple places). We were very hungry as we had left Mandvi after breakfast at 7AM and it was about 3PM when we reached Dholavira.

Next, we checked the rooms and found they were not made. The room was very dusty and the walls are shedding paint and everything is approaching breakage. There were insects on the bed and the toilets were very dirty (black brown water) everwhere. The caretaker told us it has not been cleaned for the last few months as they have not been able to buy detergents and cleaning materials!!! But it looks like people have been using the toilets and beds.

We left the Toran complex immediately and went to the ruins as we wanted to complete the visit to the ruins and musuem and leave immediately as we could not stay in Toran. But after we finished the visit we realized that we could not leave for Ahmedabad as our driver was very tired and we were scared to travel in this state. We asked people around and finally managed to reach a new temple beyond Dholavira and at the edge of Rann. We persuaded the temple priest to allow us to stay there (it is still an incomplete temple). We had had no food for most of the day and also had a child with us. The priest allowed us to sleed outside the temple (with the sky above us). The priest also introduced us to the BSF jawans who have a camp nearby. The BSF jawans took pity on us and gave us a very good dinner from their frugal supplies. They also gave us 3 rope cots to sleep on outside the temple. They gave us a long stick and a torch as the place has lots of snakes. We actually saw one. The priest gave us 3 blankets to spread on the rope-cots.

We also participated in the Dussera bhajan in the temple with the priest and jawans which was memorable in that remote place. The night was very warm, but suddenly turned cold (it had rained in the Rann a few days back). We could not sleep too well despite the tiredness as my son was worried about the snakes etc. as well as due to the heat and later cold. The location of the temple and the BSF camp itself is wonderful and a the edge of what looks like a huge sea (because of rain filling the Rann). With the moonlight it was a wonderful experience to sleep and watch stars after moonset. It was wonderful experience, thanks to the poorly managed Toran Guest house.

The next morning we performed our cleanup and bath in the open. The BSF jawans again insisted that we take breakfast with them as nothing is available for more than 200 kms around and it would be late afternoon before we can get decent food (and even water). The wonderful breakfast and the morning tea made our day. The priest also insisted that we take tea with him after breakfast.Wonderful people made up for the poor setup at Toran.

The filthy Toran guest house is best avoided and with the current management style will progressively become a ruin itself within the next 2-3 years.
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Firoz Khatri

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  • Firoz Khatri
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  •  3 helpful votes
  •  2341 readers
  • 5.4/7
  •  Posted Jun 5, 2013
It was a good experience. Dholavira is a remote village lacking facilities of transportation and availability of things.

Best Experience: It was great to find a good place for a night halt.

Worst Experience: Drinkable water in the area is salty. I think the hotel should have one water filter plant.
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Saransh Tiku

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  • Saransh Tiku
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  2539 readers
  • 5.4/7
  •  Posted May 23, 2013
The hotel room itself is delightful! Compared to the price it is one of the best hotels anywhere. The site or destination of Dholavira is a must see before you die place. It is a 5000 year old Harappan site. If you get a guide, it will be even better. The Hotel staff will inform you of any guides they shall really make your overall experience wonderful. P.S. Best time to go is Oct-Feb
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Subardhan Bhattacharya

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  • Subardhan Bhattacharya
  • Soulseeker
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 34 Reviews
  •  86 helpful votes
  •  54758 readers
  • 6.1/7
  •  Posted Mar 19, 2013
In this part of the country it is very surprising to find such a place to stay for a night-- where you get all modern services you could ask for along with typical kutchhi style huts with air con machine in the room.In the remotest part of the gujrat,almost 90 kms from the nearest township it is really a pleasant gift FROM GUJRAT the tourists , who comes here to see HARAPPAN SITE .

Best Experience: Rooms were very appealing as they were built in typical kutchhi style. The then manager along with the cook made our stay a very memorable one. kudos to the mangement.

Worst Experience: nil
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Gaman  Chavda

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  • Gaman Chavda
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  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 1 Review
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  2416 readers
  • 4.4/7
  •  Posted Feb 1, 2013
i been there last year it was good for stay its service is not good for
staff b coz no body can intrested about tourist.
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Vasiyuddin Shaikh

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  • Vasiyuddin Shaikh
  • Lives in Nasik
  • 1 Review
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  2179 readers
  • 4.1/7
  •  Posted Nov 28, 2012
Remember that it is only hotel at this remote location. There is a forest rest house but almost non functioning. We were happy with whatever services we received & more so with the limitations of understaffing and location.The manager Mr Dwivedi had only 2 assistants& he managed things well.

Best Experience: The way Manager Mr Dwivedi received us.

Worst Experience: No nothing worst happend
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Neeraj Bhagat

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  • Neeraj Bhagat
  • Lives in Pune
  • 1 Review
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  2597 readers
  • 4.3/7
  •  Posted Nov 19, 2012
The Place is very good. The Toran hotel complex is very neat and clean.

Best Experience: visiting Dhola veera and fossil musium was the best experience.

Worst Experience: Though the toran hotel complex is very good, but the roof of rooms was showring dust and tiny grass particles throughtout the night and the water is very salty
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V s sarma Akella

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  • V s sarma Akella
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  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  2285 readers
  • 4.9/7
  •  Posted Nov 1, 2012
nice hotel to stay with spacious rooms.nice view of the sea apposite the road.

Best Experience: the food

Worst Experience: nothing specific.
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Dhiraj Rajani

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  • Dhiraj Rajani
  • Lives in Pune
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  32 helpful votes
  •  6640 readers
  • 3.8/7
  •  Posted Nov 21, 2011
(1) A very good place to visit, if archaelogy (similar to Indus Valley Civilisation) interests you. The Civilisation findings at Dholavira are older than their counterparts (Harappa & Mohan-jo-daro).
(2) The Fossil park & Rann of Kutch are very nearby & are worth visiting (as told). Unfortunately, we couldn\'t visit Fossil Park as the approach road was under construction. Owing to good rainy season, we could see Rann filled with water.
(3) At Dholavira Museum & excavated site, we were escorted by guides (Gujarat Govt. pays them, hence they won\'t ask for money), who took us around the excavated site & museum and explained the findings on ancient civilisation which is about 3,000 to 5,000 years old. The one who escorted us was \'Jaymalbhai, Mobile : 81414 61264\' and we had very good experience with him.
(4) One of the fossil (basically wood) shown to us in the museum was 19 crore years old (as told).
(5) In the Rann filled with water, we could see lot of \'Surkhab\' - migratory birds having pink tint in their feathers. This is a very good place for bird enthusiasts.

Best Experience: (1) The rooms are built like Huts (circular in plan) i.e. Boonga (in Kutch) and also air conditioned. These are something different than casual hotel rooms.
(2) We didn\'t feel the need of AC at night, as natural breeze was good (un-polluted & calm). However do not forget to switch off lights before opening the windows, else, mosquitoes will ensure good night for you.
(3) The food is ok (basically, Gujarati Thali).

Worst Experience: We didn\'t have any worst experience, but would like to share some pre-requisites :
(1) Connectivity - You need to have your own vehicle, as there is no local transport available. State Transport Bus is available from Bhuj to Dholavira (Bus stand), but then there is no local transport from Bus stand to Toran resort & excavated site, museum etc.
(2) Resort Booking - Need to book rooms in advance at Gujarat Tourism offices (can be located at Online booking facility is not available.
(3) Do carry snacks & water bottles along, as you probably won\'t find them beyond Rapar (90 Kms. before Dholavira enroute).
(4) There is no other hotel or restaurant in Dholavira i.e. Toran Resort is the only choice.
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