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Travel Devgad: Sparkling Beaches With Serene And Delightful Backdrop

Devgad is an unexplored place but slowly becoming a destination for tourists who want to avoid Goa beaches. This place is perfect for family outing, its clean, sparkling beaches with calm and amazing delightful backdrop. The trip will give you completely sacred and peaceful experience in the laps of nature.


Travel Devgad: Sparkling Beaches With Serene And Delightful Backdrop

Devgad is famous place for many reasons:


  • Devgad is well known globally for its world class Alphonso mango, its unique aroma, delicious taste and thick saffron pulp. It is believed that mangoes are first planted here by Portuguese.

  • Devgad is well known for its harbor, beaches and Devgad fort.

  • Devgad fort is situated on a small hillock close to the sea. Panoramic view of sea and the sunset view is best seen from the fort.

  • Vijaydurg in Devgad taluka is famous for the invention of helium gas. The evidence of helium was observed by the great scientist normal Lickyar here. Helium day is celebrated on a large scale every year.

  • At kunkeshwar, a very famous temple of Lord Shiva was built in the 11th century which is widely known as ‘Dakshin Kashi’. It is very famous for its Divinity and religious values across Maharashtra and people gather from across Maharashtra on the occasion of Mahashivratri.

  • Similarly other historical temples are Goddess Dirbadevi temple at Jamsande, Lord Ganesh temple at Pokharbav, Lord Shiva temple at Rameshwar, Bhagwati Devi temple, Vishweswarayya and Swami Kartikaswamy temple, and Rahateshwar temple. These temples are fine model of ancient sculpture.

  • The western coastline is highly sensitive, hence recently, Government of India installed static radar and electro-optic sensors at Devgad Lighthouse as a part of India's first coastal surveillance network. Devgad is one out of 46 locations chosen for the network and envisages real-time surveillance cover up to 25 nautical miles.


Travel Devgad: Sparkling Beaches With Serene And Delightful Backdrop

Devgad is popular taluka place located on the Arabian sea in the coastal Konkan region of Maharashtra in Sidhudurg district. A taluka also known as tehsil is a local unit of administrative division in some countries of the Indian subcontinent that is usually translated to "township". The name Devgad is derived from the historic fort situated at the confluence of Arabian sea and Devgad creek. This place consists of 98 villages.


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Fort Vijaydurg, named as the "Eastern Gibraltar" because of its virtual impregnability, was impressive as seen by British, Dutch, Portuguese armies and travellers 400 years ago and even today as seen by visitors. There is a wall under the sea at shores of the Vijaydurg built such that an enemy's ships, trying to attack, would crash and sink.


Travel Devgad: Sparkling Beaches With Serene And Delightful Backdrop

The nearest railway station is Kankavli on Konkan Railway on Mumbai-Goa road. From Kankavli, one can get an auto-rickshaw or a state transport bus to reach Devgad-Vijaydurg.


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