This boldly dramatic resort, home to sixteen cottages, is located at the very edge of Gir National Park and wildlife sanctuary; the sole home of the Asiatic lion, surrounded by 1400 sq.km forest in Gujarat and was built on new vernacular style by the d6thd design studio of Ahmadabad.
Experience of wildness takes primacy over formal gestures. Sun, rain and wind freely pierce the property and will mark it over the years. Clay roofing tile and exposed brick surface will gradually get covered with radiant moss; nature will fight its way back. Living in a forest is about witnessing this war.
This feeling of closeness with the natural world is never more apparent than during an evening spent on local wooden charpai under the stars, listening to the wind rustling in the mango trees and the distant call of a roaring lion. There is an element of vulnerability certainly, but more than that, it brings a humbling awareness of one’s place in the world and harmony with the Earth. The smells and sounds of the bush soon become a rhythmic lullaby that sends guests into a long and restful slumber.