Devbag is on the western coast of India in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. It is near Tarkarli, and it has popular activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling. It takes you to another world where you will witness some exotic marine life and colorful reefs.
Sindhudurg district, Maharashtra, India.
Devbagh beach is comparatively less crowded. Sangam, the mouth of the river and the passage of entrance to the sea is delivered with great views and definitely provides healthy marine life to the locals. Therefore, the place is especially known for its marine cuisine. The banks are surrounded by rows of cashew, mangroves and coconut trees. Since the past few years this place has emerged as an important destination in India in terms of Water sport activities. Devbag and Tarkarli facilitate activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving with the help of International level instructors. Tarkarli has an International Scuba diving training centre which is run by MTDC.
Devbag is between Tarkarli beach and the Karli river in the southern part of Konkan. It has lush green Sahyadri mountains on one side and the blue Arabian Sea on the other. It is 34.2 KM to the west of Sindhudurg city, 159 KM to the southeast of Kolhapur and 489 KM to the south of Mumbai. The place is easily accessible by the road.
The prominent weather in the region is rainfall, the Konkan belt experiences High Rainfall (ranges around 2500 mm to 4500 mm), and the climate remains Humid and warm. The temperature reaches up to 30 degrees Celsius during this season.
Summers are hot and humid, and the temperature touches 40 degrees Celsius.
Winters have a comparatively milder climate (around 28 degrees Celsius), and the weather remains Cool and Dry.
Things to do
Devbag is famous for water sports activities such as parasailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, banana boat rides, jet-skiing, motorboat ride, dolphin sighting etc.
This place is also known for dolphin spotting as well as underwater life exploration like fishes and corals.
Nearest tourist places
One can plan to visit the following tourist places along with Devbag
- Tsunami island: Located 0.3 KM away from Devbag, it is a popular water sports activity centre.
- Sindhudurg Fort: Located 14.1 KM to the north, one must visit this fort near Devbag, built by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and to witness the influence of the Portuguese style of architecture. One can see the impressions of the hand and foot of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on this fort.
- Malvan: Situated 11.9 KM north of Devbag, it is famous for cashew factories and fishing ports.
- Padmagad fort: This fort is 10.9 KM to the northwest of Devbag.
- Rock garden Malvan: Located 13.1 KM to the north of Devbag one can see a colony of corals at the sea bottom here. These colonies are believed to be as old as three to four hundred years.
Special food speciality and hotel
Being on the coastal part of Maharashtra, seafood is a speciality here. However, it is one of the most visited tourist destinations. Since it is connected to Mumbai and Goa, the restaurants here serve a variety of cuisine. Malvani cuisine is the speciality of this place which includes spicy gravies with coconut and fish.
Accommodation facilities nearby & Hotel/ Hospital/Post Office/Police station
Several hotels and resorts are available in Devbag.
Hospitals are in the Malvan region 11 KM away from Devbag.
The nearest post office is at 1.2 KM in Devbag.
The nearest police station is at a distance of 13.4 KM in Malvan.
Visiting Rule and Time, Best month to visit
The place is accessible throughout the year. The best time to visit is from October to March since the monsoon lasts from June to October, and the summers are hot and humid. Tourists should check the timings of high as well as low tides before entering the sea. High tide during the rainy season could be dangerous, hence going into the sea in such a climate should be avoided.
Language spoken in area
English, Hindi and Marathi.