Experiences In Dared
An architectural gem, hidden away in the hinterlands of west of India, Dared is a short drive from the historic Bhavnagar. A unique landscape with the Gulf of Khambhat providing a natural break in the land, crafting a unique biosphere in the Velavadar grasslands, the venue for an unique experiment in conservation, Dared helms heritage, natural and cultural while being unassumingly beautiful and charming in its enticement.
Sundowner by the River
The Ghela river flows serenly as it enters its last leg before joining the Arabian Sea at Gulf of Khambhat. Lush farms with vivid birdlife and the quintessential idyllic visions of cattle grazing or marching homeward as the sunsets forms the backdrop of your unique sundowner by the river. Complete with tastefully set up picnic, rugs, seating, mocktails and delicacies to sail you through till dinner time, the Sundowner by the Ghela river is a must do!
A royal hunting ground of erstwhile Maharaja of Bhavnagar, spread over an expanse of 34 square kms, the famed Blackbuck National Park is one-of-a-kind nature conservancy. Expansive flat lands, dry grass provide the natural habitat for the majestic blackbucks to thrive. Living in large herds, blackbucks running across this grassland is a vision to behold. A lone wolf or hyenas too make their presence felt.
A Divine Journey
Aarti at the ancient Shiva Temple creates a divine atmosphere with melodious chanting and ringing of bells, creating a sense of peace and harmony. Offer prayers to God and feel a sense of peace and harmony.
Teach A While
Tree of Life believes in giving back. The sense and feeling of goodness is unparalleled. Our social outreach programs identify schools in neighbouring villages where you can teach kids your favourite topics or just guide them with anecdotes life has sent your way.
Adventure On Wheels
For those who are embattled by traffic woes back home, the simple joys of empty roads is a priceless luxury. Get atop a bicycle and zoom past village homes as you make your way to the riverfront, lush with greenery, as far as eyes can see. Sit by the river and be lost in the moment and unhurried life here.
Sleep Under The Sky
Sleep under the sparkling sky at our terrace and enjoy a peaceful and rejuvenating sleep surrounded by the twinkling stars. This is an experience you won’t want to miss.
The village tour begins at 5:30 PM and lasts an hour. It includes a 5-minute walk to witness skilled artisans polishing diamonds, a 7-minute stroll to visit the Maldhari houses, a Mahadev temple, a memorial of the Royal Family of Gohil Clan, a walk through the local village market, and an evening Aarti at the Shreenathji Temple.
The Chef In You
Way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, they say. Put it to test by donning the chef’s hat for the meal, be guided as you prepare authentic local cuisine to perfection. So ready to say it with spices?
Yours Again Vows
Nature renews life every season, so renew your vows with music and rituals to create a picture-perfect memory of a lifetime. An intimate candle-lit dinner to end the celebrations on a high note.
Just For Two
A romantic candlelight dinner by the pool is an ideal way to spend a special evening with a loved one, surrounded by the soothing ambiance of water and soft candlelight. The stars twinkling above and the gentle sound of water lull you into relaxation, making it an unforgettable experience.
Being James Bond
Chakda ride is a local version of James Bond’s “Sanedo” vehicle that takes visitors on a 30-minute tour of the village and countryside. It is an opportunity to witness the creativity and resourcefulness of the locals and learn more about the unique culture and traditions of the region.
Letterbox by the Tree
Stories and whispers from lands far away, hidden away, concealing tantalizing tales… Such are the citadels of serenity that Tree of Life has spread roots and canopies, bringing you all the wonders in a letterbox by the Tree.