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Devpur Homestay

A Petite Fortress Built 150 Years Ago

Devpar, Kutch
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A periwinkle blue structure with the palest of yellow beams; the sturdy, iron doors of which open into a mardana which means the general courtyard that runs a school, that was started in 1914 by the host’s father to optimize the vast site better. Walking around this homestay, sitting here with a Leo Tolstoy book or seeking blessings at the home mandir – all encompasses the experiences of a royal yet homely stay at this Darbargarh that is replete with interesting stories accrued over decades of r show more

A photo walkthrough

Glimpse Of History

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Devpur Homestay
Built of local sandstone in the classically ornamental Roha (Kutch) style, it consists of the portico, courtyards, stucco pavilions and pillared halls. The Darbargadh is now also listed as a member of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage due to its historical and architectural importance.
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His education has taken him to a few places in the country, as has travelling with his ‘gypsy’ parents since he was a mere child. He’s a well-read, erudite person who you may never see without a book.
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Ghar Ka Khana
Lunch is general home food of sabzi, roti, dal and chawal with local sweet dishes like Monthar or Sukhdi.
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The family has scattered hundreds of books around the fort to give it a homely feeling.
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Things To Do
One can also spend time with the students of White Eagle School: play a game of cricket, interact with the children, perhaps conduct a workshop or talk for their benefit.

Quick gist

About the stay

  • A gratifying stay experience at the historic Devpur fortress.
  • One can also have a peaceful stay sitting in the garden, strolling in the orchards or taking a dip in the pool.
  • Enjoy some delicious Homely food made my warmth and love of the family.

Where is this?

  • Purneshwar is a beautiful archaeological site 3 kilometres on route Bhuj, for all anthropology enthusiasts.
  • Travel 11 km away to Bhadli to witness the traditional Gujarati tie and dye process: Bandhini.
  • Go to Channi Dhann, 40kms away, for over 330 species of birds, or the Than Monastery at a distance of 26kms.

With whom?

  • It's a shared homestay experience, where a private room shall be booked for you.
  • Access to the common facilities is provided to all the guests.

You get

  • Accommodation is provided.
  • Tea/ snacks are on the house.

Things to remember

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner come at an extra charge.
  • Multiple excursions and activities can be arranged for you at an additional charge.
  • Laundry is available at an additional charge.

Something unique

This epitome of magnificence has withstood not one but too harsh earthquakes and is yet as pretty as its past.

Tips from insiders

  • The family usually sits with guests for meals.
  • The family also runs a school in the same campus by the name of The White Eagles.