Although the state of Maharashtra is one of the most progressive states in India, Dervan is still not that robust amongst the tourist circles. Till few years back it was a very backward village. However, with the advent of rise in tourism in this region, it is now on the track of development and is sought after by travelers looking to explore off- beaten paths.
Nevertheless, Dervan has become the cultural flag bearer of this region. The Shiv Samarth Mandir upholds the rich glorified history of the Maratha rulers and presents it to the new generation so that they can imbibe some of the values and learn about the history of the region.
The locals here draw immense pride from their past. They are also very proud of their culture and language. Here, Marathi is widely spoken and understood. Apart from this, Konkani and Daldi are also spoken by the locals.