Rann Riders Resort, Dasada
Rann Riders Safari resort is situated near the village of Dasada, a few minutes drive from the entrance of the Little Rann of Kutch Wild Ass Sanctuary.
The resort is family-owned and run. The owners descend from Baktiar-ud-din who was given the 24 square mile jagir (Indian equivalent of a dukedom) of Dasada and its surrounding villages in return for military services provided to the Sultan of Gujarat in the 15th century. He was given the title of Malik Bakhan-1 and his successors continue to use Malik as their title and now as their last name. In keeping with the tradition of their ancestors, the owners of Dasada assure visitors of undivided attention and the hospitality of the Kathiawad region in which the property falls.
Surrounded by wetlands, Rann Riders is an eco-friendly resort imaginatively designed using local materials to recreate the appearance of a village. Accommodation is in cottages, resembling the kooba houses of the Bajania community of Dasada and the bhunga houses of the Rabaris of Kutch, decorated with mirrors, mud-plaster work and embroideries.
Each of the cottages has an air-conditioned twin bedroom (pictured), with a comfortable cane bed, a dry dressing area and a tiled bathroom with western-style toilet fittings and hot-and-cold showers.
Food & Beverage.
Rann Riders offers Continental and Indian cuisine that can be served on the buffet table, pre-plated or camp-style around a fire. Tandoori food is a specialty of the resort. For vegetarians, the Flamingo Restaurant has an extensive Indian, Chinese and Continental a la carte menu.