“What matters more: the house or the host?” asked Krutarthsinhji, the owner and host at Devpur Homestay, which was built by his great, great grandfather, Mr. Verisalji, over 150 years ago. The Devpur Darbargarh, i.e. ‘small fort’ boasts of both rustic history, and modern comforts, and even though the humble host says it isn’t as comfortable as a five-star hotel, we vouch for its hospitality. Answering his own question, he tells us, “Listen, if a guest wants to book a room but we’re overbooked and don’t have vacancy, I’ll put out a tent for myself and relinquish my room for them.” 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 which runs the White Eagle School, that was started in 1914 by the host’s father to optimize the vast site better. Barely 3 minutes from Devpur Homestay is the beautiful Vijaya Orchard farmstay, named after Krutarthsinh’s mother, where travelers can live for an exceedingly peaceful stay amidst innumerable mango orchards.