Devgarh, also known as Devgad or Deogarh, is a coastal city in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra
state in western India
.Ramdev Yadav was the king of Devgad. Devgarh is located on the Arabian Sea in the coastal Konkan
region of Maharashtra, south of Mumbai
. It is noted for its harbor, its beach, and a lighthouse built in 1915 at the Deogad fort.
Shilahara dynasty Raja Bhoja II constructed Fort Vijaydurga (Gheria), ruled later by Adil Shah and eventually by King Shivaji and lastly Kanhoji Angre. Peshwas is the Indian national monument situated 45 minutes by road from the main city of Deogad. Fort Vijaydurga, named the "Eastern Gibraltar" because of its virtual impregnability, was impressive as seen by British, Dutch, Portuguese armies and travellers 400 years ago and even today as seen by visitors.
The nearest railway station is Kankavli
on Konkan Railway on Mumbai-Goa road. From Kankavli, one can get autorickshaw and state transport buses to reach Deogad-Vijaydurga. There is a wall under the sea at shores of the Vijaydurga built such that an enemy's ships, trying to attack, would crash and sink.
Devgarh is also widely known for its pure Alphonso mango cultivation/farming and the whole development has evolved due to undertaking of the cultivation of Alphonso mango farming. A majority of farmers are converting from rice cultivation to mango cultivation in the Western Konkan Region of Maharashtra, alongside the Arabian Sea Western Coast. Due to callous approach of Indian government most of the famous ports have remained undeveloped. Hence, transportation by sea has been left untapped.
Fishing is carried out on a large scale in the sea as well as in the creeks throughout the Deogad taluka region. The staple diet of this region is rice and fish.The historical temple of Lord Shiva, Kunkeshwar
, lies on sea boundaries which were built by Arab Muslim travellers. The first windmill projects in Maharashtra are installed at Vijaydurga, Deogad. There is a temple dedicated to the goddess Devi Bhagwati at the village of Munge. There is a temple God Vishweswarayya and Swami Kartikaswamy at Hindale village which are the very oldest in Maharashtra. A small village known as Jamsande is situated near to Devgad. It is approximately 4 km from the Devgad bus stand.
Devgad is slowly slowly becoming a tourist hot spot for tourists who want to avoid Goa beaches.This is perfect for family outdoor in peaceful and calm backdrop. Best value for money resort in Devgad is Devgad-Galaxy. Tourists can do snorkeling,beach camping,boat cruise,Vijay Durg, Sindhu Durg and a visit to Konkan village and have Malwan dinner.