Shaam-E-Sarhad, which means ‘sunset by the border’ is a stunning village stay with an exquisite initiation story, that offers just that - a vast open land and a marvellous view of the sun. Here, comfort, and luxury meets the culture, rural architecture and the warmth of the people - all to bring about a positive change in the villages nearby. It began with 3 tents in 2004, when the ministry of Tourism joined hands with the village panchayat, and has now turned into a luxurious replica of the village hamlets in the vicinity. Inspired by the architectural and cultural values of the nearby villages, Shaam-E-Sarhad was a pioneer tourism village stay in Kutch that started with the intention to provide livelihood or recurring labour opportunities to the same village communities, and to this day, a large chunk of the income generated is invested back into uplifting the people. The architectural and logistical needs of the stay ensure there’s recurrent labour opportunities be it laundry, lipan work, milk or milk products’ delivery or any local, ethnic artefacts made available for tourists. More than 40 families are directly or indirectly benefitting from Shaam-E-Sarhad, owing to this, 11 of them being the people in the staff itself. Your stay and experience at Shaam E Sarhad, too, is inadvertently helping these 40 plus families.