A beautiful semi - rustic, quite retreat away from the city with modern amenities. A lake and rows of trees surround the area. Well connected by the ring road and highway.
Auto on call is available making it easy to travel to and fro.
A perfect place for visual artists, writers and curators who wish to explore the city and it's art n culture. A spacious private room adjoining the main Bungalow by the lake with attached bathroom, and hot water kettle. main bungalow has a kitchen.
The Location is on the outskirts but a mere ten minute drive from the city. It is a quite neighborhood with some local wildlife such as bluebulls or "neelgai" Peacocks, and about 15 species of birds. There is an adjoining resort that has facilities such as a restaurant and pool.
Transportation to and fro can be aranged, There is an auto rickshaw on call. An Activa scooter is available on rent as well as a chauffeur driven Car.
Laundry and cleaning and homecooked meals are and option.
We can provide more information to those interested about traveling around the city etc as per your interest.
The Studios are equipped with basic painting and sculpting tools / machinery. All material such as clay, stone, metal is easily available and we help the artist source whatever their requirements be.
We run An Artist in Residence program that aims at a cross cultural dialogue. During their stay they get an opportunity to meet and work with other local / international Artists.
there are two dogs on the property but in a separate outhouse not attached to the main building.
The guests have access to various areas or cozy corners around the property where one can sit with a book or a cup of tea ..
Interaction with Guests
I live on the property and when I m not traveling I usually greet the guests in the morning. If they need any assistance we ll talk longer .. If not I ll just retreat to my studio. Guests know they can call out to me anytime. I generally have a good sense of who wants to talk and who wants to be left alone.
In case of my absence I will tell the guest in advance and have a member of my family show them around when they arrive.
The open air and semi rural feel.
Being able to wake up the the view of a lake and the sound of birds!
An auto on call service is a good cheep option of travel.
Other Things to Note
very comfortable but not luxury
Smoking is no problem but no alcohol as per state laws. no visitors after 11 pm or extra people without permission. Pets allowed with prior notification
Deviba was a Great Host! It was our First Trip to ahmeadabad and deviba helped us with all questions. She knows Many cultural places and told us a Lot about the cultural background of the City. The accomodation in the City Is in a good Area with a Restaurant downstairs And a nice teashop around the corner. It s a Good Place from wehre You can Discovery the City. We Met other nice residents during our Stay. The room we stayed in had a comfortable bed and a nice bathroom and a Special Feature Is the roof terrace. I will definitly come back and can recommand this this Place. Thanks deviba for your hospitality!
I was booked in to stay six nights and ended up spending ten. That says it all! The retreat is a peaceful place, full of wildlife experiences. The two women who tend to the guests needs were quite delightful and make the most fabulous finger chips. I learnt more from Deviba about India culture and street ways than my previous three visits. Deviba never showed any inpatience regarding my continuing chatter.
Deviba is an excellent host, and goes way beyond what one can possibly expect. I would recommend Tvak and Deviba wholeheartily. You wont get a better India.
We're in love with Deviba and the whole team at TVAK. A great creative respite outside of the city with excellent company. We want to come back just to stay at TVAK. Must see!
Staying at the TVAK residence was a great experience. Besides the well equipped room (AC, ceiling fan, bookshelf, double bed and a desk) I enjoyed the comfort of having a separate bathroom including a shower. All over the premises one can find sculptures, paintings and pottery left by previous residents. The Art Studios are well equipped with tools an artist might require in order to be productive. I did not mind the wonky Internet connection because I got more reading and writing done than ever. At night I walked 300 feet to the resort hotel to access my mail and facebook from their high speed WiFi at the restaurant. Ahmedabad is a vibrant and culturally diverse metropole to be reached by car within 10 minutes.
Deviba is a kindhearted, smart and caring hostess. I would not have discovered the hidden gems of Ahmedabad without her recommendations. From our conversations I learned so much about the history of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and India.
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Am an Artist, Studied sculpture from the C.N College of Fine Arts and have been working in the field for the past ten years. Owner TVAK art studios and run an international artist residency program.