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Old 3rd December 2010, 23:17   #1
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Default Micro-Travelogue : Devbagh Beach Resort at Karwar

I was always facinated by people who can say several things in a compact, short & sweet manner. It has been an ambition to post a travelogue in this manner, but till now i was not successful. Here is an attempt at it.

Actually i had no intention of publishing it. but the travelogue on Coastal Karnataka by aryasanyal motivated me to post some pictures in his travelogue.

Please refer to http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ka-week-3.html (Coastal Karnataka in a week.), read posts #34 & #36 to know see some more pictures of Karwar from my view.

Later on i thought if i put in all my pictures, then his log will not remain a log of his own family moments. So i decided to post these 80 pictures here in a Micro-travelogue. This is all about our well spent half day at Devbagh Beach Resort at Karwar.

I will seek permission from MODs for the back to back postings as I intend to finish this log tonight itself. If requred MODS can merge all these posts.
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This was on your way to Goa right ? Will wait for the pics to do the talking.
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We were at Goa for 4 days, couple of weeks ago
Micro-Travelogue : Devbagh Beach Resort at Karwar-001-we-were-goa-4-days-couple-weeks-ago.jpg

We were at Kenilworth & Royal Orchid on Utorda beach
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It was for a big, fat, indian wedding on the beach in presense of elements viz sun, moon earth, sea, sand, close family and friends
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Panaromic view of the baraat, we had some great fun and family time
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It was a three day affair about haldi-mehendi-sangeet-baraat-gurudwara wedding- beach front Hindu wedding - Western reception with lots of fun, rituals and food.
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We saw sun set on Utorda beach
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We saw different hues of Utorda beach
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We wanted to go to the shak with the vew, but could not due to rituals and busy time from morning till midnight
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I wanted to catch up with the silverlining during the moonwalk, but girls were busy with their own stuff.
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While returning back to Bangalore only question in everyone's mind... When we will hit the beach ?
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While returning, my co-brother, sister in law (wife's sister) and their son joined us in the car till midway (shimoga). My co-brother's son Chunnu and my daughter are a great pair.

Please read more about Chunnu and Munnu stories here. Read post #37, #49, #50 to know more about Chunnu & Munnu stories that have already been published here. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...meetha-11.html (Story of a Barbeque Summer : Kuch Khatta Kuch Meetha.)

So we stopped at Kali river bridge to have a look at the panaroma
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Sadashivgad-Kali river water front
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Zooming on to some Island
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and some back waters
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We were on Kali bridge river entry at Sadashivgad
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Then kids started asking again, when we will go to the beach ?. Our original plan was to go to Gokarn, but suddenly i remembered Devbagh beach resort.

So we took a U turn towards Goa, drove for 2-3 KMs then took a left turn from NH17, drove for another 4Kms to reach this place.
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The first view of the Devbagh beach
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and some anchored boat
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Fisherman's Cove
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Fishing activity seems to have just completed for the day. it was approx 11 AM
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Devbagh is a fisherman's village
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Kids wanted to hit the beach, do the boating etc as fast as possible
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It was a long walk (in shades) to the beach resort
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First view of the resort
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We negotiated a deal for for 4 adults plus 2 Kids for a walk-in guest package. It entitled us for a welcome drink, access to facilities inlcuding beach, cafeterias, bathrooms, toilets, recreation facilities, lunch plus a complimentory boat ride.

Welcome drink - Kokam and the other intoxication Kamera
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Children were busy with their on intoxications
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Chunnu and Munnu..playing with the swing
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Then we saw the real HOT beach
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where Rocky kisses Sandy
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This is how it looks like
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Take a closer look at two Island Kurumgad & Sanyasi Islands. It appears one of these is a private property of a resort on that island
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Panaroma of Devbagh beach
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Kids started playing in the sand
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Mothers stayed in the cool shade
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Soon we hit the water, kids stared playing in the surprisingly cool water
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Girls started watching some fishing activity
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We soon took a dip in the sea
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and enjoyed some Dad-Kiddo moments
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after a while we took the showers and relaxed in the shade till the lunch was served
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Lunch and Assembly place at JLR Devbagh
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Kitchen and waterhole
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Activities at JLR Devbagh, banana's are for free
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After lunch activity
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some Dad tried to put the kid to sleep
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but good food, cool breeze and naughtly kids put the dads to sleep
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when i woke up this was what i saw (this and the above pictures were taken by my daughter)
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There were some shades for the Stewart Little as well.
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After a lazy nap, we went aon a stroll on the beach
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To meet some common citizens
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and also some fellows
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We also met Principal fellows
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and Distinguished Fellows
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We tried to leave our foot print, but canvas was huge, we were too small
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Soon we collected some tangibles..sea shells
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We also observed some team work
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Met with some Sea Artisans
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Tried to learn the "Art of Fishing", but no where successful
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got satisfied with seeing some FISH ART
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Also got motivated by watching the Hardwork
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Also saw, it is good habit to relax for a while during the hard and long day
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We also learnt a bit about, how hard and difficult the life could be
Micro-Travelogue : Devbagh Beach Resort at Karwar-061-discover-how-hard-life-can-some-among-us.jpg

Went back to wet one's feet
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Enjoyed the evening breeze
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Listening to the music of waves
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Waiting for the SUN to cool down a bit
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Then it was time for boating, walk towards the jetty was a long one
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Kali river bridge from another perspective
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Karwar beach from another angle
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While boating we saw couple of Dolphins, and re-discovered childhood again (I could not take pictures as i was very slow)
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After 20 minutes boat ride, we came back to the Devbagh Jetty
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This is how the traditional arrival looks like when you come from Kodibagh via boat.
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About Devbagh and JLR
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Beach resorts have some huts
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some log huts
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Some place for small activity/meetings
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more huts, more are getting re-built
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some tents
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we laso saw some adventure group activity
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It was almost past 5PM, we walked back towards our parking location to find for some of us the day was approaching towards the end.
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But for us day was still young as we had another 500+ KMs to go before reaching home.
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we stopped for a snack break at Kawar (road side cafe), after the snacks and coffee re-started by 6:30 PM.

Chunnu & Munnu with thier favourite - Icecreams and listening to some interesting story, while at the resturant in Karwar
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Took a dinner break at Sagar at 10:30 PM. Reached Shimoga (Wife's aunt's place) by 11:59 PM. Slept for the night. Restarted again by 10 AM next day, after the breakfast the next day and returned home in Bangalore by 1 PM

Road conditions and other trip details are here (read post #1292), http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ml#post2153536

Half day at Devbagh will remain in our memory for long long time to come. I enjoyed writing about it, hope you enjoy reading about it.

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Devbagh is an awesome place SVB. Used to do the exact same thing when I used to be around Karwar. A brilliant and perfect for a day's picnic!

Nice captures.
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Guys,

Correct me if I am wrong but as far as I know, based on my trip 5 years back, Devbagh is an island. From the log, it appears as if SV drove right up to the place!!!
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This was on your way to Goa right ? Will wait for the pics to do the talking.
As mentioned in the photologue, this visit to Devbagh was while returning from Goa

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Devbagh is an awesome place SVB. Used to do the exact same thing when I used to be around Karwar. A brilliant and perfect for a day's picnic!

Nice captures.
During 1985 once we had done a ferry (deep sea fishing boat) trip from Gangavali (near Gokarna) to Anjudiv Island to Karwar. It was an amazing trip. We were some 15 families, some 50 odd people including kids.
We started early morning from home at Gokarna and boarded the boat at Gangavali at 7 AM, ~3 hours ride to Anjudiv, spent some 1+ hours in Anjudiv, then landed in Karwar port , had lunch, visisted the beach etc, returned to Gokarna by KSRTC bus.

it was one of the most memorable one day picnics we ever had those days. Now Anjudiv is beyond the access to general public.

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Correct me if I am wrong but as far as I know, based on my trip 5 years back, Devbagh is an island. From the log, it appears as if SV drove right up to the place!!!
Hi Cool_dube

I am adding a google map image of Karwar and have mentioend some pointers for you to understand.

Micro-Travelogue : Devbagh Beach Resort at Karwar-devbagh-location.jpg

Devbagh is part of main land. Kurumgad and Sanjyasi are the two islands visible from Karwar/Devbagh.
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Cool Dube,

Devbagh is a part of the main land (as SVB mentioned) and not an island. But yes, they (JLR) do prefer to park vehicles below the bridge and transport you through a ferry.

I think the other road was initially in-accessible (not sure about it, but was aware of its presence)

SVB, that must have been one amazing trip through the blue. Now talks are the sea-bird project is going to divert NH17 itself, forget the water route!

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The position of the Naval base and Anjidiv island is factually incorrect in the previous image posted by me. My apologies. rest of the info about Devbagh is correct anyway.

I am adding here the correct one from the google map, there are a bit to the south than what i (incorrectly) mentioned in the earlier image.

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Position A is the Anjidiv island.

@ampere :
Naval base is a strategic defense need of the country. We all know that the safety, security of our nation comes first and foremost as everything viz. peace, stability, economy, progress, development, social life etc etc depends on it.

Project like Seabird Naval base will have several impacts viz Geographical, Ecological, Enviornmental, Social, Political, Investment related, Citizen Vs Govt vs Defense related issues, etc etc. Impact on the roads, forests, sea ecology, people living in the vicinity etc etc are in-evitable and are part of the larger impact interms of costs Vs benefit debate.

Anyway, i am a very small individual to air my opinion on this strategic program. I would leave it to the wiser group of people leading or governing the project.

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Boy oh boy, I love these big fat Indian weddings with festivities taking place along a beach. Takes me back a year when we'd great times at a 3 day wedding affair arranged within The Lalit, Goa.

Hey SVB, thanks for the lovely pics & the feeling of nostalgia setting in me.
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Devbagh is a part of the main land (as SVB mentioned) and not an island. But yes, they (JLR) do prefer to park vehicles below the bridge and transport you through a ferry.

I think the other road was initially in-accessible (not sure about it, but was aware of its presence)
This is news to me. Does it mean that I can drive right up to the JLR Devbagh property and stay there rather than taking the ferry/boat from the mainland jetty?
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This is news to me. Does it mean that I can drive right up to the JLR Devbagh property and stay there rather than taking the ferry/boat from the mainland jetty?
I can imagine the reason for your disbelief.

the following image on the nevalink website of Devbagh beach resort presents it as a Island.

Micro-Travelogue : Devbagh Beach Resort at Karwar-nevalink-website-devbagh-beach-resort.jpg

Your repeat question tells me that it is time you drive down to Devbagh beach resort and experience it again. anyway your last time was 5 years ago.

Go ahead, Have fun.
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Nice Pics there SV,

As usual a great description of the destination. Place looks amazing for a family vacation,
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Devbagh is amazing place. One of the fond memories of our trip to this place is the sun setting between the two hillocks in the sea which was just beautiful. I am not sure whether you were able to get a chance. Another thing most of us miss out is the beautiful sun rise over western ghats with Kali river in the foreground which is again is a beautiful sight. One needs to get up early for this and morning walk on Devbagh beach is simply meditative!!
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