Toran Tourist Complex, Dholavira
Ranked 1 of 2 hotels in Dholavira
Taluka Bhachau Dist. Kutch Dholavira (Khadir) Kutch
Phone Number 02837-277395 www.gujarattourism.com
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The room was neat and clean. I didn’t face any problem to reach the hotel. The food was nice. There was no delay in booking the room. The destination of the hotel was nice. I don’t have any suggestion for this hotel. I would recommend this hotel to upcoming travellers. The parking facility was available at this hotel.
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 no food for most of the day and also had a child with us. The priest allowed us to sled 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.
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
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 GOVT.to the tourists , who comes here to see HARAPPAN SITE .
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.
(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.
Toran Tourist Complex is ranked #1 among the 2 hotels in Dholavira with an average rating of 4.1 out of 7. It is one of the among 1-star Guest Houses in Dholavira. It is part of the "Gujarat Tourism Hotels" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 2 photos and 10 text reviews. it is rated top for its Destination, Location and Appearance.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 per night. to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (50%) and Single (50%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 50% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 50% have rated the ambience as offbeat.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Oct, Nov and Dec for the best experience.
Archeological Ruins (1 Km) is the most popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.
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