The charming little town of Devrukh is just 40 kms east of Ratnagiri city. It is the headquarters of the taluka of Sangameshwar. Devrukh enjoys a salubrious climate as well as surroundings. Most residents of Devrukh depend on agriculture for their livelihood. Being in the Sahyadris in the western ghats, Devrukh has spectacular views of the hills, valleys and the various streams & waterfalls that adorn them. The two rivers, Bavnadi & Saptalingi grace Devrukh by their waters & their mystic beauty. Devrukh is also home to the famous Alphonso mangoes.
While being blessed with natural bounty, Devrukh also boasts of several academic institutions etc. started by the many visionaries who were born here. Balasaheb Pitre & Vimaltai being two of them.
In & Around Devrukh
The temple of Marleshwar is about an hour's drive away from Devrukh. Surrounded by the Sahyadris and the breathtaking Dhareshwar waterfalls, this ancient Shiva temple has treacherous yet exhilarating pathways.
Atop one of the highest peaks of the Sahyadris in Sangameshwar taluka, is a quite little Shiva temple. Along with its devotees, Tikaleshwar also attracts a lot of trekkers. Tikaleshwar is witness to the magnificent views of the hills and valleys surrounding it.
The 1600 year old temple of Karneshwar sits on the confluence of the three rivers viz. Alaknanda, Varuna and Shastri. The Karneshwar temple is one of the most beautiful temples of Ratnagiri district.
Situated in the heart of Devrukh is the majestic Laxmibai Pitre Art Museum aka Devrukh Art Museum. Established in the year 2014, the museum has a curated collection of oil paintings, watercolours etc. of artists in and around the district of Ratnagiri and many more. This museum is a must visit for art lovers.
What started as a trust activity at DeCAD, today Olee Maatee is a well established name in the world of ceramics & home decor. Most of the staff here are alumni from DeCAD. World class ceramic, terracotta and papier-mâché products are designed, manufactured and sold here, at their studio situated in Muradpur, in the outskirts of Devrukh.
Devrukh Lalit Kala Academy
Established in the year 2008, by CREDAR (Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship Development And Research), the Devrukh Lalit Kala Academy or DeLKA has been teaching and promoting Hindustani classical singing, tabla, harmonium and kathak to students in and around Devrukh.
Pitre Prayogik Kala Manch
The Pitre Prayogik Kala Manch which is an experimental theater which facilitates Marathi theater and classical music performances regularly for the people of the region by providing aid and support through local cultural organizations etc.