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DEVGAD TOURISM GUIDE

Devgad is a taluka in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra state in western India consisting of 98 villages. Devgad is known globally for its exports of locally grown Alphonso mangoes. This is perfect for family outing in a peaceful and calm backdrop.

Tourist Places in Devgad

Devgad Fort, Sindhudurg (3 km from Devgad bus stand)

Devgad town has derived its name from Devgad fort. Also known as Janjire Devgad, the fort was built by Kanhoji Angre in the year 1705. The fort has lighthouse, windmill plateau, Ganesh Mandir and three old canons. The walls, structure, bastions of the fort are still in good condition. Panoramic view of sea and beautiful sunset is not to miss.

Kunkeshwar Mandir and Beach (15 km from Devgad, 50 km from Kankavli)

Kunkeshwar Mandir is dedicated to Shiva temple and finest example of ancient architecture. Also known as Kashi of South Kokan, the temple was built by Yadav kings in 1100 A.D. and renovated by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. At the occasion of Shivratri in the month, big fair is held and many devotees visit this temple. The ancient caves engraved with beautiful idols of Lord Shiva, Parvati, Ganesha and Nandi are located eastern side of temple. Another attraction is long stretched golden sand beach for peaceful time spending.

Vijaydurg Fort, Devgad (30 km from Devgad)

Also known as Gibraltar of Konkan, Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj captured the fort from Adil Shah of Bijapur in 1653 and renamed it as "Vijay Durg" (Victory fort). According to legend, it is said that this is one of only two forts where Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj personally hoisted the saffron flag. The fort is Torana fort located in Pune district. The fort is well known for naval base of Maratha Empire and built on red Jambha fort locally available. The fort is one of strongest sea fort and has triple line of fortifications. It has also underwater wall and underwater tunnel which was splendid example of Maratha architecture. Other attractions of the fort are Mahadarwaja, Sadhashiv Buruj, Khalbat Khana, Rameshwar temple, Storage room, solider room, Secret Passageway, Nar Buruj and many more. There is a spot on the fort from where Helium gas was discovered by Sir Norman Lockyer. .

Mithbav Beach, Devgad (24 km from Devgad)

Mithbav beach is located in Deogad Taluka at 10 km from Sindhudurg district. Surrounded by beautiful nature, the white sand beach is clean and safe for swimming. Devgad is coastal village known for Devgad mangoes. Vaitoba temple, Gajbadevi temple and Devgad fort are other nearby attractions.

Taramumbari Beach (2 km from Devgad)

It is small beach located in Devgad Taluka of Sindhudurg district.

Dirba Devi goddess Temple (4 km from Devgad)

It is Dirba-Rameshwar Mandir in Jamsande village in Devgad taluka and dedicated to Goddess Dirbadevi. There is little fair at this temple at Tripurari Purnima.

Places nearby Devgad

Malvan Tourist Places (52 km from Devgad)

Vengurla Tourist Places (112 km from Devgad)

Ratnagiri Tourist Places (97 km from Devgad)

Eating Spots in Devgad

Hotel Vasant Vijay (www.hotelvasantvijay.com College road, Tulshinagar, Contact– 9420260076, 7350015015)

Famous for Fish Dishes Including Surmai, Pomfret, Prawns, Corals (Kalwe), Crabs, Oysters

(Tisare, Shimpale), Gavathi Chicken, Mutton, Bhakari, Vade

Other Important Tourist Information about Devgad

How to Reach Devgad

Nearest airport is Dabolim with 170 km and Belgaum with 212 km.

Nearest railway station is Kankavli with 55 km and Kudal with 75 km. Rikshaws and ST buses are available from railway station to Mumbai.

State transport buses/private buses, private vehicles are available from major cities like Mumbai, Pune, and Kolhapur etc.

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