Where to Stay?

Where to Stay?

Jungle Lodges - Devbagh Beach Resort

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, all with attached bath. The Resort is situated at Devbagh , an island off Karwar and offers a mesmerizing experience for all beach lovers. 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 just plain lazing in the shade on a hammock watching the shimmering sea.

For the adventurous, Devbagh offers a host of exciting water sports like Scuba Diving, Paramotoring, snorkeling and speed boat cruises. Very skilled instructors, adhering to stringent safety norms supervise these adrenalin-pumping activities.

Bordering the Resort are clusters of mangrove, with their ‘breathing roots’ jutting out. This is also an excellent spot for bird watching. One can also frequently hear and spot a pack of jackals prowling and hunting crabs on the beach at night.

Jungle Lodges – Sadashivgad Fort Resort:

At a distance of 5 km from Karwar Bus Stand, Sadashivgad Fort is an ancient hill fort situated at Sadashivgad in Karwar. Built on a 200 feet high hill-top, the fort is one of the best places to visit in Karwar.

Sadashivgad fort was built in 1715 AD by Basavling Raja of Sonda and named it as Sadashivgad after his father Sadashivling Raja. The fort has witnessed the transfer of power between many rulers, including Portuguese, Marathas and British. Portuguese called it as Forte de Piro or Pito means Pir Fort due to the Muslim Dargah present there.

The old Karwar fort was pulled down and its material were used to build Sadashivgad. It had about 8 m high ramparts, which were about 2 m wide at the top. There were towers and openings for guns. The citadel was at the highest point. An outwork was on the west, near the sea at the base of the cliff and was called Pani Killa. There was another fortification on the eastern slope. The citadel had single arched gateway. The fort is in ruins, as most of its structures were destroyed in 1783 by General Mathews of East India Company. However Jungle lodges took over and have made a beautiful reort atop the fort with breath taking views.

This fort offers a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea and the Kali River. The 600 year old Shantadurga Temple, situated on the way to Sadashivgad hill, is also popular among the tourists. The view of the sun setting in the Arabian Sea is a panoramic sight. The 17th century Dargah in the fort attracts many Muslim pilgrims.