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Devkar Falls / Devamala Falls


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Distance (From Karwar): 80 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): Full Day

Place Location: Near Devkar Village

Transportation Options: Boat / + Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 80 km from Karwar, 30 km from Yellapur, Devkar Falls, also called as Vajramala Falls, is one of the beautiful waterfalls in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. This falls is visible from Devakar village and is one of the best places to visit in Karwar.

Devakar Waterfalls is situated in a small island called Devakar which is surrounded by the Kadra Dam backwaters. The height of waterfalls is about 300 feet and the water of the falls reach Kaiga reservoir. While falling, it glows like a Diamond (Vajra), so locally this falls is called as Vajramala falls. This falls is originated from Bare stream. Due to the lack of publicity this beautiful falls is still unknown to lot of people.

There is no well-developed road to reach the falls and during rainy season it becomes inaccessible. One has to cross the backwaters of Kadra reservoir to reach Devkar Village. There is a bus that runs from Kadra to Devkar Bus Stop, from there one has to cross the backwaters of Kadra Dam by boat. The 5 km trek from Devkar village to Devkar falls is moderate to difficult. The path runs through muddy track covered by thick forests.

The best time to visit Devkar falls is post monsoons (November - February).