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Oyster Rock / Devgad Lighthouse

Historical

Photo Credit: Flickr

Distance (From Karwar Bus Station): 11 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours

Place Location: On Oyster Rock Island

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Boat

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 11 km from Karwar Bus Stand, Oyster Rock Lighthouse, also known as Devgad Island Lighthouse, is a lighthouse situated on Oyster Rock in Devgad Island. Oyster Rocks are the group of small islands and rocks - Devgad being the main summit on which the Lighthouse is situated.

The Lighthouse was constructed by the British during 1860 CE and was commissioned into service on 25th March 1864 CE. The colonial styled architecture of this light house is really astonishing. The tower has a dome on the top, from where the entrance to the lantern room can be accessed. The first order optical equipment was removed and replaced by 2nd order optical equipment and 55 mm PV burner in the year 1933 CE.

Tourists can reach this island with the help of machine boats, which are available from Karwar Port.