Devrukh is a town in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. It comes within the Ratnagiri district and is a part of the coastal Konkan region. The major nearby urban agglomeration is the city of Chiplun at a distance of 64 km. The district headquarters, Ratnagiri, lies at a distance of 42 km.
Places to Stay
The best place to stay up for the night is Chiplun, which has a lot of budget-friendly hotels. Some of the options which are worth trying are Hotel Rajnigandha (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Sailee (Tariff – Rs. 800), Deepak Deluxe Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 800), Motel Vanashri (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of the region is Marathi. Urdu and Hindi are also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the area are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
The two sites worth a visit in Devrukh are Marleshwar (famous for its Shiva cave temple, at a distance of 17 km), Karneshwar (famous for its temple) and Tikleshwar (famous for its Shiva temple, at a distance of 31 km). The nearby Chiplun is based in the midst of greenery and flowing streams. Some of the places which are worth visiting in the city are Adrey Dam, Chiveli Vagheshwari Mandir, Koyna Dam, Pandavaas Caves, Parshuram Mandir, Sawatsada Waterfalls and others.
How to Get There
Kolhapur Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 111 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Sangameshwar Railway Station at a distance of 21 km.
Both state-transport as well as private buses have services to the city. Jabbar Travels is one such private operator. Buses to the area can be boarded from Ratnagiri and Chiplun. Booking a bus ticket in advance will save you a lot of hassle.