Gujarat, western India: this is a simple lodge complex. There are all the basic necessities, suitable for a birding guest (and it is practically the only accommodation on offer in the area). There is hot water, WiFi, adaptable hours for birders and good food cooked by local people.
Without doubt the highlight is the manager, Jugal Tiwari, an expert ornithologist who has been based here for 10 years and knows the area and its target species like no-one else.Three guides were on offer, the best being Jugal and also Veer who works with him. Both are expert ornithologists and dedicate their time to studying some of the emblematic species of the area.
The target species for visiting birders are White-naped Tit, Hypocolius, Stolickza’s Bushchat and Rusty-tailed Wheatear. Jugal’s son Jivam is starting to guide and although he is learning, he knows all the best points for observing the target species.