Devaliya is a small village in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. It is a part of the Kachchh district in the Kutch region. The village is also known as Devaria or Deoria. It is said that the village is one among the series of nine other villages founded by Kutch Gurjar Kshatriyas or Mistris. As the British laid railway lines in the 1850-1930 period, many Mistris moved out and turned out to be big railway contractors. The nearest major urban agglomerations are Bhuj at a distance of 52 km north-east, and Gandhidham at a distance of 17 km.
Places to Stay
Some of the best budget hotels which are worth a try in Bhuj are Dollar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Ryan Resort & Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Poonam Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Anjali Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700) and others.
The official language of the area is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October, Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
While in the village, the most important places to visit are the historical Khakchok Mandir and Kuldevi temples. There are many places to visit in Bhuj. One can always go on a ride to the coastal areas at a distance of 58 km (one hour away) and enjoy the magnificent sunset views over the Arabian Sea. Some of the places which are worth visiting in the city are Kutch Museum, Cenotaphs Complex, Prag Mahal, Aina Mahal Palace and others.
How to Get There
Bhuj Airport is the major airport located at a distance of 54 km from the village.
The Gandhidham Railway Station at a distance of 18 km east of the village is the nearest railway station.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect Bhuj to different towns in the region. Some of the bus operators active in the region are HK Travels Ahmedabad and Patel Tours & Travels among others. Bhuj is well connected to cities like Mumbai and Ahmedabad, from where one can travel to the village. Buses are also available from Gandhidham. There are several bus booking portals that provide bus booking online offers from time to time.