Devbagh is a beautiful beach town in the southern state of Karnataka. It is located in the northernmost part of Karnataka and can be reached in about 2 hours from the south of Goa. It is about 50 km from another beach town, Gokarna, and is about 110 km from Panjim. Devbagh is one of the five islands located off the coast of Kanwar and is considered the most scenic.
Being cut off from the mainland, the town enjoys a calm atmosphere and is considered to be a good place to relax and enjoy the sea. Devbagh is known for its peaceful stretch of sandy beach, the clear blue waters of the Arabian Sea, the line of casuarina trees which dot the beach, the mangrove trees which surround a part of the town and the variety of birds that are seen here.
Devbagh is an ideal beach holiday destination and water sports like snorkelling, speedboat rides, banana boat rides, water scooter rides, kayaking, parasailing, etc. are popular holiday activities in Devbagh. There are also expert trainers who can be approached to get a quick lesson on the various water sports.
Being close to the sea, fishing is a popular occupation here and a majority of the population thrive on fishing. Transport options are limited here since it is an island. The best way to explore the beach stretch and the surrounding forest area is by foot. To travel to and from the town there are boats which are rowed by the local fishermen.
There is no particular time to visit Devbagh since it enjoys an island weather which remains almost same throughout the year. However, the winter season is more comfortable with cooler temperatures.
Tourists can experience the wonderful taste of fresh sea-food in almost all the restaurants here.
Dabolim Airport, Goa serves as the closest airport to Devbagh, which is at a distance of 90 km. There are regular flights from Bangalore to Dabolim, Goa and from here tourists can hire a taxi or board a bus to Devbag.
Karwar rail head is the closest railway station, which is a 3 km boat ride from to Devbagh. However, most of the trains do not stop at Devbagh. So the tourists have to get down at Madgaon (Goa) or at Ankola.
Devbagh is well connected by road; it is 100 km away from Goa, 500 from Bangalore and close to 300 km from Mangalore. Hubli and Karwar road is one of the best in roads Karnataka. There are regular bus services between Madgaon and Karwar.Also, there are direct deluxe bus services from Bangalore.