None other than India’s first noble laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, said these words about the picturesque locales of Karwar.
“The beach of Karwar is certainly a fit place in which to realize that the beauty of nature is not a mirage of imagination, but reflects the joy of the infinite and thus draws us to lose ourselves in it. Where the universe is expressing itself in the magic of its laws it may not be strange if we miss its infinitude; but where the heart gets into immediate touch with immensity in the beauty of the meanest of things, is any room left for argument?”
It was some time during the early 1880s that Tagore had chanced to visit the sleepy coastal town of Karwar and a breathtakingly beautiful moonlit boat ride to the confluence of the Kali River and the sea inspired many a play and poem by this literary stalwart.
Take a Break from Life’s Mundane Activities
The Devbagh Beach Resort is situated on an island off Karwar, and promises a mesmerizing experience for all beach lovers. Indulge in building sand castles, collecting colorful seashells, chasing crabs in the sands and wading into the sea; not to mention beach combing, a game of beach volleyball, or simply lazing in the shade on a hammock watching the shimmering sea.
For those who like a little adventure while on a holiday, Devbagh offers a host of exciting water sports such as parasailing, snorkeling, speed boat cruising, banana boat rides, water scooter rides and kayaking. Highly competent instructors who adhere to stringent safety norms supervise these activities, which ensure that you don’t have to worry about safety while letting go and having a great time!
Accommodation Options at Devbagh
Jungle lodge and resorts Devbagh Beach Resort is located amidst a casuarina grove facing a shallow and private beach. The resort has eight log cabins on stilts, six tented cottages and four cottages, with attached bath and equipped with all modern amenities.
Homely and sumptuous vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian dishes are served buffet-style at the resort’s twin gol-ghar and open-to-sides circular gazebo. During the fishing season, we offer fresh seafood, which is our specialty.
Take a Peek at Devbagh’s Varied Flora and Fauna
Bordering the resort are clusters of mangrove, famous for their ‘breathing roots’; also in the news for being a fast depleting ecosystem, it might be a good idea to catch a glimpse of them before they disappear altogether!
Devbagh is also an excellent spot for bird watching. A variety of wild sounds also frequently capture the night – hear a pack of jackals on the prowl, hunting crabs at night. All this and much more only at Devbagh Beach Resort!
Devbagh: The Sea Food Lover’s Delight
At the nearby Devbagh village, you can watch the fisher-folk bring in their daily catch of mackerel, prawns and pomfret, among others. You can even set off in a catamaran to see nets being cast in the ocean. Alternatively, get into a native two-man dugout along with a local fisherman and try your hand at angling. Bring back the best, fresh catch for a meal that you will never forget!
Go Island Hopping at Devbagh
There are many islands off Devbagh and a visit to any them is sure to be a memorable experience. And if you are lucky, you may even spot dolphins frolic gracefully in the azure waters. And at the end the day, you can get rid of all the fatigue with a rejuvenating massage at our Ayurvedic center in the resort.
Tourist Attractions in and around Devbagh
- Go white water rafting, canyoning, mountain biking and indulge in several other adventurous activities at the Kali Adventure Camp, Dandeli.
- Treat yourself with specialized Ayurveda treatments at the Om Beach Resort, Gokarna
- Visit one of India’s oldest shrines – the Mahabaleshwar Temple at Gokarna
- See the sandalwood carvings at Kumta
- Get mesmerized by the imposing and unique rock formations at Yana
Getting to Devbagh
Devbagh Beach Resort is about 3km out in the Arabian Sea from Karwar; our ferry will transfer you from Karwar to the Island Resort. Here you will be greeted by an endless stretch of pristine sand, groves of gracefully swaying Casuarinas – all surrounded by the blue waters of the blue seas.
Best Time of the Year to Travel to Devbagh
The best time to visit Devbagh is from October-March. This is when the climate is extremely pleasant and suitable for the various activities at the resort. While monsoon months (June - September) are wet and windy, summer (April, May and June) is warm and humid. Nevertheless, the sea is alluring and appealing throughout the year.
Activities at Glance
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Note: Adventure sports are subject to weather conditions and are offered at an extra cost.