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Devbagh Beach
Highlights: Water Sports -Banana Ride - Snorkelling
Location: Devbagh, Coastal Karnataka
Start Date: 01, Oct, 2015
Duration: 02 Days / 03 Nights


Overview: It was somewhere between 1882 and 1883, when India’s first Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore stayed at Karwar. His brother Satyendranath Tagore, I.C.S., was the district judge of North Kanara, and Rabindranath was only 22 years old then.
Fascinated by the beach and the abounding sea, Rabindranath, with his party on one moonlit night, set out on a rowing boat from one end of the beach. Crossing the point of confluence of the Kali River with the sea, they sailed on along the meandering river, upstream. On their way back, they glided down with the current until they reached the mouth of the river. The party got off the boat there, and walked back home on the milky white sands of the beach. It was now far into the night. The sea was calm and so were the casuarinas. That night, even when everything around him slept, something kept Tagore awake. He wrote “Prakritir Pratishoota” or "Nature’s Revenge", a dramatic poem, and his very first play.
As Tagore reflected later, this poem was the genesis of his whole literary career, and the inspiration of Karwar remained in all his later literary works.
This is the place that we invite you to discover
Accomodation: Jungle Lodges and Resorts’ Devbagh Beach Resort is located amidst a Casuarina grove on the charming Devbagh beach. The resort faces the shallow, safe and private beach just for JLR guests. The resort has well-appointed Log huts and Cottages on stilts with attached baths.
Facilities: The resort has the open-to-sides gazebo (Gol Ghar) exclusively for guests dining. The dining area fosters sharing of the day’s experiences among the guests.
Our resort has become popular for its water sports and other adventure activities. We offer snorkeling, speedboat cruises, banana boat rides and para-sailing.
The Cuisine: At Devbagh Beach Resort, we offer you best of local vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine. The fish served is fresh and would tantalize your taste buds. If interested, we can provide you Chinese and Continental meals too. All our meals are buffet style and served at the Ghol Ghar
Activities: Devbagh is a mesmerizing experience for all beach lovers. Building sandcastles, collecting colourful seashells, chasing small crabs on the sands, swimming in the sea… will all bring back your childhood days! Not to forget the endless sessions of beachcombing, beach-volleyball, or just plain lazing on a hammock watching the shimmering sea. Relax on the beach and behold a glorious sunset as the lighthouse flashes across the distant horizon to guide ships to the port.
Wander off to the nearby Devbagh village and watch the fishermen land their daily catch - mackerel, prawns and pomfret among many others. Now it is the turn of the womenfolk to sort and carry them in baskets to the local market for sale. If you dare, set off in catamarans to see the casting of the nets in the ocean. In case you want to try your hand at angling, get into a native two-man dugout along with a local fisherman and enjoy yourself.     Bustling with activity, the fishing harbour is definitely worth a look too. Here one can see numerous trawlers filled with fish entering one by one, and porters busily loading the catch on to waiting trucks. Visit the nearby processing plant and enter its deep-freeze chamber. Experience a temperature of minus 40C Get a whiff of the polar air!
To follow on Tagore’s footsteps, cruise up the Kali River from the point where river meets sea. Watch the dolphins as they gracefully dive into the azure waters. Bordering the resort are clusters of mangrove, the salt loving trees that stand on stilts, with their pneumatophores or breathing roots jutting out. This is also an excellent spot for bird watching.
Off the coast of Karwar and visible from Devbagh, are four other islands: Kumaragarh, Oyster-rock, Anjudeep and Sanyasi. The Sanyasi Island, especially, has myths woven around it. It is said that in ancient times, a sage sought refuge on this island for penance. In spite of being totally isolated from the rest of humanity, he managed to survive and lived on to a ripe old age. Today, though uninhabited, the belief remains that the island can still support life. We can arrange to ‘strand’ you there a la Robinson Crusoe, with a Man Friday from our side. When you get down at Oyster-rock, surprise awaits you: you come face to face with one of the oldest and cutest lighthouses you may have ever seen - built during the British Raj. Learn the art and science of lighthouse keeping.
If you feel that you should move around and look around Karwar, there are lots of them waiting to be discovered...
  • Enjoy mountains, valleys and outdoor camping at our Kali Adventure Resort at Dandeli.
  • Visit Goa, whose border begins just 8 km away from Karwar.
  • Watch the dexterous hands of sandalwood carvers at Kumta creating exquisite figurines.
  • Go to Yana and marvel at the unique precipitous rock formations emerging from the bowels of the earth and dominating the landscape.
  • Receive blessings at the ancient Mahabaleshwara Temple in Gokarna that dates back to the ages of the Ramayana and is considered as one of India’s oldest & most sacred shrines.
  • Go bird watching as you trek through the jungle near Devbagh
Wildlife: Devbagh, though a beach resort is teeming with wildlife and birds. The waters of Devbagh offer divers a unique view of the underwater world. Various fish and corals abound the waters. Dolphins are often sighted while we are on a cruise. Bird watchers would be delighted by the number of avian friends that can be spotted here – Brahminy Kites, Sandpipers, Gulls, Terns, Swifts and Kingfishers.
Season: The best season to visit Devbagh is from October to May



          Day 01

12.00 Noon


01.30 pm



04.00 pm

Time on the Beach / Visit to the near by fishing village

07.30 pm

Bonfire and Barbeque on the beach

09.00 pm


Para-sailing, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Water scooter, banana boat rides, speed boat cruises and other adventure sports are subject to weather conditions and are offered at an extra cost. Programme and timings are subject to change.

        Day 02

06.00 am

Wake – up call, tea / coffee

06.30 am

Nature Walk / Bird watching

08.30 am


09.30 am

Boat ride in to the sea

11.00 am

Check -out

Para-sailing, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Water scooter, banana boat rides, speed boat cruises and other adventure sports are subject to weather conditions and are offered at an extra cost.
Programme and timings are subject to change.