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We are going to stay in Khamir,announced my wife while planning a trip to Kachchh region in Gujarat. _MG_4287My first reaction,these are some questions which came to mind but once the decision has been made,no point in discussing or arguing about it,wife is always right. A train journey from Delhi to Ahmedabad ,further travel by Volvo bus and Tata Magic brought us to Khamir which means ‘intrinsic pride’ in Kachchhi, the local language. In Hindi it means ‘to ferment,at night. The place Kukma where Khamir is located is around 15 kms from Bhuj. This became our home for 4 nights,while we traveled to nearby places during the day which included a trip to Rann of Kachchh,the white desert. Since days were spent moving around,it was only in the early mornings, got the opportunity to explore the beautiful location situated in the middle of greens. The campus has been designed by Prof. Neelkanth Chhaya and constructed by Hunnarshala   using sustainable, earth based construction technologies such as wattle and daub, rammed earth, and stabilized earth blocks With lovely weather on my side, I was lucky to capture the sunlight hitting the various areas against beautiful blue skies. _MG_4280 _MG_4281 _MG_4284 _MG_4285 IMG_1185 _MG_4290 _MG_4300_MG_4293_MG_4299 _MG_4298 _MG_4304 2014-12-21 09.21.41 2014-12-21 09.24.46 2014-12-22 08.27.16 2014-12-22 08.34.01 HDR _MG_4306 _MG_4307 2014-12-24 08.44.13 2014-12-21 09.26.39 _MG_5031 © All Rights Reserved Ravi Dhingra