Devbagh

A perfect picture of nature’s bountiful landscapes dotted with amazing waterfalls, swaying palms and luscious paddy fields, Devbagh is located in the state of Karnataka in Uttara Kannada district and is an enormously wonderful city of South India. The heavy rainfall of the region nourishes its lush green forests and is also one of the idyllic places to spend the holidays with the loved ones.

The city offers startling activities like speedboat rides, snorkeling, banana boat rides, kayaking and water scooter rides etc. The district is also a dwelling place to patches of Savanna and degraded scrub forests, which are often the result of logging or grazing. The city is famous for a multiplicity of seafood delicacies. Fish curry and rice are the major supplements of the local people along with Cashews and Coconut.

Weather

The summers in Devbagh are hot and generally avoided by the tourists. The month of April marks the start of summer season and it lasts till June. Temperature ranges between 22°C to 40°C during these months.

Devbagh experiences monsoons between the months of July to October. Moderate rainfall is the characteristic of the season.

The Month of November marks the start of the winter season in Devbagh. Temperature ranges between 12°C to 33°C. Winters last till February in Devbagh. The best season to visit Devbagh is the winter season that lasts from October to February.

The best months to visit are October, November, December, January and February.

How to Reach

The nearest International Airport is Dabolim Airport, Goa, roughly two-hour drive from Devbagh. Dabolim Airport is well connected to a spectrum of cities such as Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Pune and Lucknow.

The nearest Railway Station is located in Karwar named as Karwar Railway Station which is connected to the major cities of Karnataka like New Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore, Lucknow, Chennai, Kanyakumari, Puri, Mumbai, Coimbatore, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, and Patna.

Key attractions/Sightseeing

Durga Devi Temple: The Temple is situated in Sadashivgad hill of the city and has a lot of stories attached to it. It is believed that Raja Shiv Chhatrapati established this temple and gave rights of worship to the native Bhandari population.

Kot Shiveshvar: It is a part of a small village known as Shiveshvar and was constructed for strategic purposes. This Fort was formed to protect the northern side of Canara by the Bijapur Sultanate. Kot Shiveshvar is a wonderful destination for tourists to visit and experience the grandeur of the days of yore.

Kurumgad Island: Kurumgad Island is situated at a distance of just 4 Km from the Karwar town. It includes various amazing attractions like Narasimha Temple and Kurumgad Beach. The shape of the island is in the shape of a tortoise and there are lots of sea animals such as otters and dolphins which can be found near the island.

Naganath Temple: At a distance of 5 Km from Devbagh in Karwar city, it is one of the very famous and unique places of the region, Naganath temple is conserved under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act of 1958. The tourists can find thousands of people worshipping an anthill in this temple. It holds high religious values amongst the natives.

Majali Beach: Located in Devbagh, Majali Beach is one of the fantastic places to visit in Devbagh and is prominent for its sea facing resorts and cottages and is amid the popular destinations for tourists.  The Beach is situated at a distance of 12 Km from Karwar Railway Station. A wonderful lake set nearby Majali Beach presents startling activities like kayaking, rowing and fishing.

Shejjeswar Temple: At a distance of just 8 Km, this temple is believed to be a thousand years old. Shejjeswar temple is among one of the five temples in Gokarna history where pieces of Atmalinga which Ravan was carrying with him are believed to have been dropped. Gokarna, Dhareswar, Murudeswar and Gunavanteswar are the other four famous temples.

Sadashivgad Fort: Made on 200 feet high hill-top, this Fort is located at a distance of 5 Km to the north of Devbagh. It is famous for Goddess Durga Temple and was founded in 1698 by Raja Sonde. The peak of Sadashivgad Fort offers a panoramic view of the complete village together with the Kali River and the bridge situated above the fort.

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