Devgad is located on the Arabian sea in the coastal Konkan region of Maharashtra.It is popular taluka place in Sidhudurg district of Maharashtra state. Devgad is well known globally for its world class Alphonso mango which is believed to be first planted by Portuguese. Devgad Alphonso mango is famous for its unique aroma ,delicious taste and thick saffron pulp. Devgad has another special identity. It is well known for its harbor, beaches and Devgad fort. The name Devgad is derived from the historic fort situated at the confluence of Arabian sea and Devgad creek.
Devgad used to be commercial port since ancient times which is mentioned in the greek book "Periplus of Arithrian sea" It was earlier named as 'Togaran' in this book. It is mentioned in the 'Shivacharitra patrasan grah khanda 01' that great King Shivaji built Vijaydurg, Devgad, Rajapur,Ajapur,Mapand fort. In the year 1722, Admiral walter attacked Devgad fort with the help of wadikar sawant but got defeated by the Maratha empire Kanhoji Angre. Devgad was the most secured fort in between karwar to Jaygad. After Angre were defeated, Devgad fort remained in the control and possession of Peshwa.
Col. Emphal won the fort on 8 April 1818. British built a small jetty at the bottom of the fort as a center of providing fuel to ships during the second world war. After Independence, the Government of India sanctioned a big jetty and port later on which is well established now. British built a building of lighthouse near the fort and the Government of India set light house unit which is effectively working.