About Devra Udaipur
The Devra is a boutique property located near the lake city of Udaipur , and has been awarded the ‘Traveller's Choice Award’. It has also been rated amongst the top 25 properties of India on the TripAdvisor Popularity Index.
Situated on the outskirts of the ‘Venice of the East’, Devra is a boutique property spread over a lush five-acre estate.
Its offers homely accommodation with stunning views of the Lake Palace on Lake Pichola, the City Palace, and more.
The Devra is a great place to use as a base to explore the rich, cultural tapestry of Udaipur; from the exquisite City Palace to Sajjan Garh (Monsoon Palace) to the annual Shilpgram festival.
The property is set in a tranquil and serene atmosphere in the midst of an 800-year-old tribal temple, Devra.
Devra Udaipur - Highlights
Set within a lush green-scape Devra rejuvenates the senses and has been designed in such a manner that the indoor merges seamlessly with the outdoors.
The location of the homestay and its cosy, warm interiors are extremely attractive to a wide range of travellers.
The property has a stone facade (the stone is sourced locally), with an open courtyard and a terrace, that provides a panoramic view of the majestic skyline and a breathtaking view of the city palace.
The Infinity pool overlooks the magnificent Sajjan Garh fort.
The Devra is well known for its exemplary food and its attention to detail. All food is organic, supervised by Jyoti Jasol, the hostess and lady of the house (don’t forget to ask after her heritage cooking classes).
Jyoti belongs to the senior clan of Rathores of Marwar-Jodhpur. Having spent her childhood near the Mehrangarh Fort, watching her mother cook sumptuous meals using traditional recipes, instilled in her the passion for cooking.
Jyoti is ably supported by Major Durga Das, fondly known as Major, a former officer of the Indian Army’s elite Armoured Corps. He has been associated with the Oberoi Group of Hotels for nearly two decades. A direct descendent of the House Of Bassi, a principality of Mewar-Udaipur, Major is also a keen environmentalist and bird watcher.
Devra has been awarded the Traveller's Choice Award for two consecutive years 2009, 2010 on TripAdvisor and has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence for the years of 2012 and 2013 while also being rated among top 25 properties of India on the TripAdvisor Popularity Index.
Devra is perfect for small groups (especially women), families, and also travellers looking for a personalised Udaipur experience.
Devra Udaipur - Location
Reaching Devra Hotel in Udaipur isn’t a problem at all.
The property is at a distance of about 32 Kms. by road from the airport
The railway station is 12 Kms. by road
The bus station is 11 Kms.
There are also prepaid taxis.
A hotel pickup / drop can be arranged too.
Accommodation at Devra Udaipur
The boutique country villa and the airy, light-filled rooms embrace the unique panorama of the mountainous scenery outside.
The designs have been done keeping in mind both contemporary comfort and traditional, architectural grandeur.
Mosaic floors, wooden furniture and stylish minimalistic interiors highlight every beautiful room in the hotel.
Each suite comes with a king-size, hand-crafted wooden bed, air conditioning, and in-suite bathroom decorated with hand-knotted rugs.
The rooms have open terraces that overlook the panoramic view outside.
Devra Udaipur - Activities
When in between your explorations of Udaipur, the hotel offers a wide range of options that range from bird walks, heritage cooking classes, a guided tour of local villages and daily yoga and horse riding classes (at additional cost).
You could also just relax in the library, or cycle around on bikes provided by the hotel.
Arrangements can be made for guests who would want a guide to accompany them to various tourist sites. The hotel staff is knowledgeable about the heritage and socio-cultural importance of different tourist destinations and can guide the guests accordingly.
Devra Udaipur - Travel Tips
Must-visit places around Udaipur:
- Ahar Cenotaphs
- Badi Lake
- City Palace
- Jag Mandir
- Bagore ki Haveli
- Doodh Talai Lake
- Jagdish Temple
- Fateh Sagar Lake
- Lake Palace
- Gulab Bagh and Zoo
- Pichola Lake
- Monsoon Palace
- Moti Magri
- Sajjangarh Biological Park
- Saheliyon ki Bari
The monsoons are a great time to visit Udaipur.