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about devra

Set on small hillock amidst a lush green estate spread over 5 acres, Devra is a rustic, quaint and tranquil boutique homestay in Udaipur merely 10-15 minutes away from the city center. It allows you quick access to all the major tourist attractions while keeping you away from the city hustle. It has immersive 360-degree panoramic view of the picturesque Aravalli hills, farmlands, the Sajjan Garh fort and an 800-year-old temple.

In local language, ‘Devra’ translates to ‘a tribal temple where God resides’. True to it’s name, Devra believes in the core value of Indian hospitality- “Atithi Devo Bhava” which literally means guests are gods. This pet friendly homestay in Udaipur offers 8 rooms with all modern amenities. This refreshing country property has many nooks and corners for you to relax, read a book, paint or if you just want to reflect upon yourself, making it perfect for couple getaways, family vacations, staycations and artist retreats.

about hosts

Devra, the unique country homestay is hosted by Major Durga Das (ex-Indian Army), fondly known as Major and his wife Jyoti Jasol. The couple has been married for 30 years now and belongs to the royal ancestral lines of The House of Bassi- Udaipur and Rathores of Marwar- Jodhpur, respectively. Both Major and Jyoti are animal lovers and like to spend time with their guests, their pets and take care of them personally while their stay at Devra. They will happily accompany y ou, whether going for morning walks in the farms or spending an evening and getting to know about Udaipur and Rajasthani Culture. Their hospitality and culture is deeply rooted in their large joint family backgrounds and both of them have been associated as culture consultants with many leading hotel groups in the country like the Oberoi group and the Udaipur palace for their events and public relations. Growing up Jyoti has witnessed and learnt the traditional cuisines and she thrives on demonstrating the same through her food for the guests at Devra. She often takes delight in conducting heritage cooking classes as well on appointment.


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