Small village near Malvan in Sindhudurga district of southern Maharashtra. Tarkarli means miles of white sand, clean clear water. Tarkarli means the typical konkani style houses peep in through coconut trees.
Tarkarli means real delicious Malvani food, Solkadhi, spicy curry-prawn or fish.Tarkarli means Dolphins, Seagulls, snorkeling and backwater experience. The first state transport service for Sindhudurga district started from this village. In past the natives from Karli use to travel by boat (Tar, in Marathi ) to reach here hence named Tarkarli. In ancient time Karli village had lot of warehouses, used to store mainly Mangalorian roofs (in Marathi ), dates (Khajur ), etc. It is tourist destination and an attractive beach Just 6 kms. Away from Malvan , this beach is known for its crystal clear blue waters where one can actually see the seabed up to a depth of 20 ft. and its silver sand. We can enjoy the adventures like snorkelling, scuba-diving, boating with dolphins here.
Devbaug is a small, beautiful village which is situated at a point where river ‘Karli’ meets Arabic ocean. The beach is covered by green cypress(Suru), coconut and mango trees.
Fishery is the main business of the localities. The natives believes that the place (Bag) is secured due to the blessings of God (Dev) and hence named Devbag (God’s garden)..
The entire Tarkarli beach and backwater area has been declared as a trusted breeding zone for the crabs, turtles and fish. Devbagh Beach is adjacent to Tarkarli Beach and ends at Devbagh Sangam. It is easily accessed via the Malvan-Tarkarli road. Devbagh beach attacts tourists looking for peace and relaxation and sea- adventures .
Devbaug Sangam is the most picturesque spots near Tarkarli where the Karli backwaters meets the sea.
The swaying palms on the other bank and the waves crashing with the river water paints a very beautiful picture.
Chivla beach is a small cove nestled between two rocky stretches close to the Malvan town.
The ROCK GARDEN is located close to the Chivla beach and over looks Chivla coast.
Dandi beach located to the north of Tarkarli beach is from where visitors are taken to the diving site near the Sindhudurg fort for snorkeling and S.C.U.B.A diving.
Tondavali is a Village in Malvan Taluka in Sindhudurg District in Maharashtra State in India . Tondavali is 6.5 km distance from its Taluka Main Town Malvan
The Tondavali Beach is considered as one of the famous beaches near Malvan, located alongside the Konkan Coast. The beach is famous for dolphin watching, swimming and angling.
This is a very beautiful small island originated in year 2006 due to effect of tsunami. The sand was pushed in the river bed by sea waves and formed a island of area of 500meters.
You will get half an hour halt at island to enjoy tea, fresh coconut water and konkani breakfast. There are 2/3 stalls by natives who serves konkan delicacies and seasonal fruits. Bring some magnetic sand from here which is beneficial for arthritis.
This is one of the most commercially active beaches in the Konkan. This beach is not a place for relaxation; however, it is close to the city center and perhaps the most accessible beach in the area.
Another promising forthcoming attraction here is a one of its kind marine park in Asia. The area of Malvan is a fortified island on the coastal reef. Coral patches have been recorded in the interstitial regions around the Sindhudurg fort. Most of these marine flora and fauna from the inter-tidal area is exposed during any low tide. So keep an eye out for a great opportunity for scuba diving.The best attraction on this beach remains to be the Sindhudurg fort.
This one is a paradise for swimmers and dolphin watchers. Dolphin season is between October and February. It is a few km ahead of Tondavali beach.
It is quite popular during season time. There are some fishing activities around here but mostly it is a good space to chill with the sea waves. Located at 22 km from Malvan and 36 km from Kankavali is the Achara beach. Achara beach is amongst the charming Sindhudurga beaches. This beach is a paradise for swimmers, anglers and for sunbathing. Dolphins have been spotted recently in the Achara sea.
Sindhudurg Fort is a fort that occupies an islet in the Arabian Sea, just off the coast of Maharashtra in Western India.
The fortress lies on the shore of Malvan town of Sindhudurg District in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, 450 kilometres (280 mi) south of Mumbai. It is a protected monument.
The earlier fort encompassed area of 5 acres and was surrounded by sea on all the 4 sides. Over the years the eastern trench was reclaimed and the road was constructed there on.
Presently the area of fort is about 17 acres and is surrounded by Arabian sea on its three sides. (1 acre= 4840 sq yards). Chatrapati Shivaji extended the area of fort by constructing three fort walls on the eastern side. These three fortifications are of 36 m height and he also constructed 20 bastions of the fort wall.
Padargad is a small fort with almost no ruins but just few water tanks and caves.What makes it trekker’s delight is the climb to this fort which is considered as a medium grade as it demands technical skill and equipment.
To reach the top of Padargad one has to cross a few rock patches and a chimni climb which makes it the most thrilling experience. Once you reach atop you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the entire bhimashankar range. One can see Siddhagad, Kothligad (Peth) and Bhimashankar from here.
Sarjekot is one amongst the chain of forts built by Shivaji in and around Malvan. Fort is situated on the mouth of Talashil Estuary which displays its splendor.
Sarjekot was constructed in 1668 at the mouth of Kalavali Creek. The creek was navigable inland for 11+ kilometers, and it runs in zig-zags, thus producing natural safe inland anchorages. Presumably many of Shivaji’s ships could shelter in the creek during storm season. Sunset view from this fort fascinates visitors. Sarjekot is also a natural port.
At Bharadi Devi temple a fair is organised every February when two hundred thousand people visit the temple during the fair. This is the Jaagrut devasthan situated at Anganewadi, 10 km from Malvan.
The Bhradi devi temple is in the village of Masure. Anganewadi is the small hamlet of Masure village. The Bharadi devi is famous for her wish-fulfilling(Navas) power. Her devotees express their wishes (Navas) before her and once the wish is fulfilled they come again for a Darshan (visit) to express their gratitude.
This beautiful temple near beach has alluring architecture with reminiscent of South Indian style of temple architecture. Yadav Kings built this temple in 1100 A. D.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who rejuvenated this temple many times was a frequent visitor to this temple. This temple is also famous as Kashi of South Konkan. Every year a huge celebration takes place on the occasion of Mahashivratri, which keeps religious beliefs in constant sight of the multitudes.
This Ganesh temple was built by Shri Jayant Salgaonkar, a well known fortune teller and maker of “Kal Nirnay” calendar.
It is a very beautiful temple with welcoming two elephant images, beautiful carvings, marble designs and a golden idol of Ganesh with Riddhi Siddhi.
Old legend says that a decent queen staying in the fort nearby was an ardent devotee of Lord Rajeshwara. She use to come to the temple in midnight to worship as part of some vrata.
Once she saw her husband – the king following her with a sword. she went to the temple and offered her worship. She prayed the God to take her inside the Shivlinga as there was no meaning in living further as her husband has suspected her. So the shiva linga opened and accomodated the queen in it. only her hair and a part of the clothing ……proof of the legend.