Degave is a small village in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The nearest major urban agglomeration close to the village happens to be across the other side of the border on the southern end in Goa – Panjim. The village is only 34 km from the Arabian Sea coast. A major tourist attraction which is located in the area is the beach resort of Tarkarli at a distance of 66 km.
Places to Stay
The best possible option to stay while in Tarkarli is the MTDC Resort (tariff – Rs. 4,100 onwards). There are a wide variety of options with private homes letting out rooms on rent as well as affordable homestays (Tariff – Rs. 400). Some of the budget hotels you can consider are Siddhivinayak Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs. 500), Soham Resorts (Tariff – Rs. 900), Tarkarli Niwas (Tariff - Rs. 500), Visava (Tariff – Rs. 500) and others.
The official language of the area is Marathi. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Diwali, Holi, Ganesh Chathurthi, Buddha Purnima and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The very first sight to visit is the beach known as the Tarkarli Beach, which makes the village so famous in the region. It is said that on a clear, sunny day one is vividly able to see the sea-bed up to a depth of 20 feet. The Karli backwaters adjacent to the Arabian Sea is one of the most beautiful in the country. You can take a boat ride at any point of time during the day and feel the strong breeze from the sea and enjoy the adjoining lush and green vegetative forest cover on the banks. Devbagh Sangam is a picturesque village in the area which is worth visiting.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Goa International Airport in Panjim at a distance of 76 km from the village.
The nearest major railway station is the Sindhudurg Railway Station at a distance of 51 km from the village.
State transport buses of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) as well as a couple of private buses pass through the village en route to other cities and towns. Buses from Sindhudurg are available for the area. Online bus ticket reservation is the best way to get your tickets without standing in serpentine queues.