A small cosy canvas tent under a Chikoo tree with two cots, side tables and a lounging day cot outside. A very unique bathroom right at the tent's back that is made of kavelu and will give you the joy of living amidst the nature.
“If you're looking for a stay in Kutch, for a night or five, Krutarthsinh's place is the one you want to be at. His is a lovely haveli and adjacent orchards in a small village called Devpar/Devpur, 40km west of Bhuj (about an hour's drive). From the beginning, he was accommodating as I had to change my plans twice during my first visit to Kutch. I stayed for a night in the tent, for I wanted to be closer to nature but in a safe environment (cows, birds around). Krutarthsinh is an avid traveler himself and has insider knowledge of Kutch - both its diverse nature and history. He recommended a couple of places on my way to Bhuj to sample the arts and crafts it has to offer - I had time only for one and I stopped by Shrujan LLDC. I checked in late and was promptly shown by his polite and helpful staff to the tent nestled amongst mango trees with the bathroom outside but has a clean n covered shower/toilet with all modern amenities. The tent had two single cots with mattresses/comforters (and a heater to keep warm). It's a great place to take showers under the sun and stars, listen to nature, take a stroll, or simply unwind on the cot outside reading or napping! The orchard has another tent and built rooms with a common dining area, and in addition to the main dining and rooms (all come with an old-world charm) in the haveli where Krutarthsinh stays with his extended family and runs a school too. We exchanged plenty of travel stories over delicious dinner and breakfast (home-made samosas were addictive!) with him and other Kutch first-timers. The second day was a day of driving around western Kutch, came back to the tent to refresh (although I had checked out) before heading to Bhuj to catch a train out. I also got to glimpse the Indian Republic Day festivities at the school (reminiscent of my school days)! All said and done, I hope to visit Kutch again and stay longer, and now I have a base @ Krutarthsinh's, thanks to the warm, affordable, gracious and insightful stay at his home! :)”
A beautiful terrace suite, which is a part of a 100 year old haveli, this room is perfectly suited for a couple or a family with young kids. The terrace overlooks the courtyard and gives you a sense of living in the bygone era. The room has a lounge that can serve as a second bedroom.
“spent a wonderful days with hospitable family. felt like "maharani" homestaying at real palace. i was welcomed not only by hosts but also by local people around the palace loving their lands and their lords. some village people invited me to their houses to show their slow life. i enjoyed kutch style kitchen, their embroidery, their building way o f new house. the host has a school in the palace so you can join classes with students if you want. the kids are so cute n humble, interested with foreign culture so much. had a great gujarati dinner made by yasodhara san...i am still missing her sabji! I should be back again with my family or my friends to share this experience. thank you very much, krutarthsing san and see you!”
The Van Gogh Room is the ground floor room in the main building of a farmstay in Devpar. It is set amidst the 12 acres mango and cheeku orchard. Made of earth-dust bricks and on natural building principles, the room is cozy and naturally insulated. You have a beautiful view of the orchard from its windows and jharokas. The room offers a comfortable living amidst the orchard. The verandah outside the room has a very inviting swing and you can access the lovely shaded terrace through the stairs.
“If you are looking for a place to relax, be with the nature and have great conversations with new people then this is the place. We just got a glimpse of it, hoping to be back again for a longer stay to enjoy the calm at its fullest. Mr. Krutarth was helpful and always gave a prompt response. Highlight of this short stay of ours was having conversation with Ms. Akanksha who was a hostess there for this winter. I would prefer this farmstay anyday over tent stay whenever in Kutch next time.”