Top 5 Tourist Attractions in Devgad

Looking for the best places to visit in Devgad – a beautiful town in the Sindhudurg district of Konkan? Then this article is just for you. It is about 5 of the best tourist attractions in Konkan in and around Devgad city.

The mango season has just begun. There are many other things besides the Devgad Hapus – The King of Mangoes, that you can enjoy here. It is the land of scenic beaches and creeks, lush green fields, mango, cashew and coconut plantations, ancient sea-forts and temples.

Have you enjoyed the heavenly taste of the delicious Alphonso mangoes of Devgad? How about visiting Devgad, the homeland of this wonderful fruit? If you haven’t already done so, this season is the time of the year to visit Devgad. Make sure that you stay in a luxurious Devgad hotel to make the most of your visit.

Devgad – A Lovely Place to Enjoy Your Vacations in Konkan

Devgad is a dainty little town in the Sindhudurg district of Konkan. It’s a nice place to be with your family and friends for some tantalizing fun before the Konkan monsoon. The relaxing vibe and the sweetness of the Malvani dialect will appeal to your heart. The hospitable people will always make you feel safe and accepted.

Devgad has many places that mark its unique identity. These places will make your trip enjoyable and also add to your knowledge of this beautiful geographical region of Maharashtra. What’s more, you can stay in a decent hotel in Devgad itself and visit most of these places conveniently within just a couple of day’s time.

Excited? Let’s explore the top 5 tourist attractions in Devgad city.

Devgad Beach

Devgad Beach

Can you think of Konkan without its spectacular coastline? Beautiful beaches are the true wealth of this region. How can Devgad be any different?

Devgad has a lovely beach that should be on the top of your list of places to visit in the city. If you are used to the crowded and often dirty beaches in cities like Mumbai or Goa, then the clean and peaceful Devgad beach will come across as a breath of fresh air…….literally!

The refreshing sea-breeze blowing across the infinite expanse of water will energize your spirit with ample amounts of Ozone. The breathtaking view of the vast ocean stretched to the horizon will soothe your senses and broaden your mind.

The lofty Suru (Cyprus) trees will welcome you at the very entrance to the sea-shore. The clear, blue and unpolluted sky, the crispy white sand, the roar of the gushing waves dashing relentlessly on the rocks and the coconut trees swaying to the tune of the ocean breeze will stay forever in your mind, even when you will return to your best devgad hotel room.

Devgad Windmills

While you are on the beach, you can see the eight gigantic windmills on top of a hillock to the south of the beach. The spiral stairs will take you to the hilltop so that you can take a closer look at these marvelous structures. The snow-white color of the windmills offers a wonderful contrast to the cloudy, grey monsoon sky. A picture-perfect view for your mobile cam!

Relax on the rocks while watching the stunning view of the sun slowly declining into the ocean spread to the horizon. Enjoy watching the fishing boats bobbing on the water surface looking like tiny toy-boats and the people on the beach below looking like small creatures crawling on the sand. You will get a spectacular bird’s eye view of the entire surrounding region including the creek and the thick forest.

Devgad Fort

Devgad Fort

Exactly to the opposite end of the windmills, i.e., on the northern side of the beach, you will see a small street climbing to another hilltop. Follow that path and it will take you straight to the Devgad fort. Built by the famous Maratha naval commander, ‘Sarkhel’ Kanhoji Angre, this sea-fort is a shining example of the political prudence and naval strength of the Maratha kingdom.

The fort is built in solid blocks of black and red rocks found in ample amount in Konkan. There is a small temple of Lord Ganesh built during the period of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj himself. The lighthouse standing nearby with the constantly flashing searchlight at night, guides the ships to the shore.

Vijaydurg Fort

Vijaydurg Fort

Situated in the nearby small village named Girye, around 29 km from Devgad, is one of the biggest and oldest sea-forts in Maharashtra – the Vijaydurg fort. You can visit the fort from your Devgad hotel in a car, auto or a State Transport bus.

The 800 years old fort was built during the period of Raja (King) Bhoj around 1193-1205. It was later conquered by Shivaji Maharaj from Adil Shah of Bijapur in 1653. It is a stunning testimonial of the political genius of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The fort is standing rock-solid against all foreign aggressions for centuries.

The 122 meters long, 3 meters tall and 7 meters thick wall (tatabandi) and a 200 meter underground tunnel from the fort to Dhulap’s palatial house are great architectural wonders you should not miss.

Kunkeshwar Temple

Kunkeshwar Temple

Known as ‘Konkan Kashi’, the beautiful Kunkeshwar temple is another place you will love to visit. If you are staying in a hotel in Devgad, the temple is just 16 km away. You can travel by car, auto rickshaw or a public transport bus from Devgad ST stand.

The legend goes that this temple, which is a Shiv Mandir (temple of Lord Shiva), was built as a memorabilia by a Muslim merchant who was miraculously saved from a ship-wreck near this shore.

The beautiful temple built alongside the beach closely resembles the South Indian style of temple architecture. There are caves nearby with carvings of male and female warriors in black rock.

So, if you are tired of visiting the same old overcrowded beaches in Goa and other such popular tourist destinations, these best places to visit in Devgad will prove to be a welcome change. The largely unexplored beauty of this small town with many tourist attractions in Konkan will make you fall in love with it and the memories of the fun will linger in your mind for a long time to come.

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