Devkar Falls / Devamala Falls
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 tourist places in Karwar.
Devakar Waterfalls is situated on a small island called Devakar which is surrounded by the Kadra Dam backwaters. The height of the waterfalls is about 300 feet and the water of the falls reaches Kaiga reservoir. While falling, it glows like a Diamond (Vajra), so locally this falls is called Vajramala falls. This waterfall is originated from the Bare stream. Due to the lack of publicity, this beautiful fall is still unknown to a lot of people.
There is no well-developed road to reach the falls and during the 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 tracks covered by thick forests.
The best time to visit Devkar falls is post-monsoons (November - February).