Devra, Udaipur

‘Atithi Devo Bhava’, literally translating to ‘A guest is like God’, is an age old saying that defines the Indian tradition of hospitality. But with Devra, the sentiment has a special connection. Because Devra literally means ‘Where Gods reside’. And just like that, the ethos of this cosy, luxurious homestay run by the most delightful couple is summed up – guests are treated like God here.

Major (Retd.) Durga Das and his wife Jyoti have both grown up in joint families. And the iconic Indian joint family is a bubbling confluence of love, care, empathy, chaotic chatter, humour and endless comings and goings of people, from both within and without. So welcoming and hosting travellers from all over the world isn’t something that this disarming couple has had to learn, they are naturals at it. And Devra, with it’s lush fields, farms, views, sunsets and boutique luxury is all the more charming for it.

This idyllic homestay is in a little nook by itself atop a hill, insulated from the steady din of the city centre, in spite of being at a very comfortable distance from it. So soaking up the panoramic views of the Aravalis and expansive farm-lands while lazing in the plunge pool could well end up being a rather resonant soliloquy. Most importantly, Jyoti is an utterly marvellous cook (people are known to have reached Devra just by following delicious smells, rather than using Google maps ;)). Guests are well advised, therefore, to be prepared to treat gluttony as a temporary virtue if they wish to be under her hospitality.

The Major is an ardent birder and naturalist, and of course has deep knowledge of his city’s history and geography. Long walks and talks with him will keep you wired for more and sated enough to want to clink a glass or two of fortifying beverages with him, with a golden sunset as the background.

Did we say Devra is where the Gods reside? Well, you could too. Red Coral welcomes you to the Devra experience.


  • Nearest Railway Stn – Udaipur ,10 Kms, 20 min drive

  • Nearest Airport -Udaipur ,30 Kms ,  40 min drive

  • Udaipur City Palace, 6.5 Kms, 15 min drive

  • Udaipur City Center, 7 Kms, 20 min drive

Accommodation: 8 Premium Suites


Nature Walks

Birding Walks


Horse Riding

Cycling Tour

City Tour in Cab

Cooking Demo


“…Great Stay”

We a group of 14 individuals had stayed at devra for two nights. The property is madly flawless and tranquil.  The administration was extremely noteworthy and food was out of the world, especially butter chicken – must try!!
One of the best villa accessible in udaipur for gathering and unwinding.

“…Devra – A wonderful Hometsay”

Devra is a well maintained property located in the midst of the hills with some amazing scenery and fresh air. Its simple, tastefully done up, serves up some excellent meals and the hosts are great company and excellent sources of information on what one can do in Udaipur. Highly recommended…

AvinshM375 (

“…Homely & Beautiful”

This is really a hidden gem . The owners are so welcoming and make you feel comfortable and going by their suggestions is ideal to plan your trip. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable but the location is ideal for a peaceful getaway yet very accessible from the city . The greenery the open spaces make you feel very relaxed. Also suggest one meal here at least and the home cooked local cuisine was yummy… We would be back here very soon!!!

SoUp_Supannika (
Bangkok, Thailand


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