#12 of 28 Places to Visit in Sirsi
Distance (From Sirsi): 37 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Place Location: On Sirsi - Kumta Road
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 8 km from Benne Hole Falls, 18 km from Manjuguni, and 37 km from Sirsi, Devimane Ghat is a mountain pass situated in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It is one of the scenic ghats in Uttara Kannada, and among the must-visit places in Sirsi.
Devimane Ghat lies in the Western Ghat part of Karnataka, ultimately connecting Malenadu town Sirsi and Karavali town Kumta. Being under the lush forest zone in Uttara Kannada district, it consists of 15 hairpin curves, and the road elevation ranges from 25m to 567 m. In between these 15 hairpin curves lies the Devimane village, a pristine little hill town known for its tranquility. Perfectly nestled in the Western Ghats, this region has numerous waterfalls and viewpoints. There is a Durga Devi temple above the hill which led people to name this ghat as Devimane, meaning the home of goddess Devi.
There is also a viewpoint at Devimane that affords stunning views of the surroundings, as well as a temple of Kshetrapaleshwara that people believe protects the surrounding areas. Travelers going through this ghat usually stop at Kshetrapaleshwara Temple, and offer money, coconut, fruits, and flowers to God and pray for a safe journey. During the monsoon, the entire region gets covered by fog, reducing visibility and increasing the beauty of this place.
Devimane is also a protected forest reserve, preserving the evergreen flora of the Western Ghats. This region is home to many medicinal plants and fauna. Lion-tailed macaques, langurs, gaurs, elephants, birds of paradise, butterflies, king cobras, and many other exotic wild species have been spotted here. The Aghanashini river and its tributaries pass through this region, creating numerous waterfalls. This belt is perfect for trekking enthusiasts, and nature lovers.
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM