Malvan is located in the lap of Arabian Sea, in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra State of India. Due to its beautiful beaches, tranquil backwaters, historic fort and exciting water sports it has emerged as one of the favorite holiday destinations.
Apart from beaches, Malvan is famous for the Malvani cuisine, especially for seafood, and Sindhudurg Fort. It was built by Shivaji Maharaj in 16th Century. The main object was to counter rising influence of foreign colonizers (The English, Dutch, French and Portuguese merchants) and to curb the rise of Siddis of Janjira. It can be reached by taking a ferry ride from Malvan Beach.
For stay at Malvan / Tarkarli, there are a number of hotel, resort and homestay options. If you manage to make your bookings in advance then MTDC Trarkarli Beach Resort is also a very good option.
Sightseeing / Activities to do in Malvan:
- Sindhudurg Fort
- Malvan Beach
- Tarkarli Beach
- Tsunami Island
- Nivati (Nivti/Nyoti) Beach
- Chivla Beach
- Devbagh Beach
- Bhogwe Beach
- Rock Garden
- Dolphin watch ride (Though you can watch them only if you are lucky, no guaranty)
- Water sports (Most favorite Parasailing and Scuba dive)
How to reach:
Kudal is the nearest railway station for Malvan. Being on the Konkan railway route, many trains running from/via Mumbai connects to Kudal. From Pune, there are not many train options, however it is easier to go to Panvel station and catch a train from there.
Malvan can also be reached by MSRTC buses, however options for direct Malvan buses are very limited. Kudal, being on Goa route, has many bus options from MSRTC and private bus operators.
From Kudal, one can easily get an auto/ST bus to reach Malvan. Although it is around 25-30 kms away, it can easily take up to 45-50 minutes, due to bad road and ghat sections.
A decent place for every one – relaxing family trip, romantic couple trip, history lover trip or adventurous trip. It is a cheaper alternative for Goa.
Best time to visit:
Winter time is the best time to visit any Indian beaches on the Western Cost, Malvan is no different. Although Oct-Feb is the best time to visit Malvan, it can be visited during summer as well, if you are not worried of tanning. It should be avoided during Monsoon season.
Devbaug, Malvan, Tarkarli, Ratnagiri, Goa
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