Located at the heart of Banni in Hodko village, the field station offers simple and affordable accommodation for up to fifteen researchers. It provides access to office space, a meeting and lecture room (20 people), dry lab facilities, and basic field equipment. A common kitchen caters simple vegetarian fare for researchers. Additional services and facilities offered include trained field assistants, local guides, access to two-wheelers and a four-wheel drive vehicle, and access to baseline maps.


We follow strict protocols of use and code of conduct for those who use the field station. These will be shared at the time of booking of the facilities. Banni being a border-area, we will also be needing copies of government photo-identity cards and driving license (if available) to be submitted to the police station before your arrival.
Meeting hall charges - 1000/day for meetings, and 100/day/person if used as a dormitory for overnight stay. Please ensure you book accommodation, vehicles, and field assistants/driver well in advance.



Student / day

₹ 125

₹ 125

Student / month

₹ 2500

₹ 100

Non-Student / day

₹ 400

₹ 200

Non-Student / month

₹ 5000

₹ 4000

Vehicle usage charges

Motorcycle / km 

₹ 6

Four Wheel / km 

₹ 14

Field assistant / day

₹ 400

Driver / day

₹ 100 

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Field station located at:
Banni Research Centre,
Hodko village, Bhuj,
Gujarat 370510
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