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Why Visit Tarkarli

Why Visit Tarkarli

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If your idea of a perfect holiday is to take a dip in the cool blue waters of the Arabian sea, enjoy some mouth watering fresh sea food at cheap rates, indulge in various kinds of water sport activities and spend a quiet evening watching the sun go down then head straight for Tarkarli – the jewel of Konkan Belt.

Tarkarli is a village in Malvan taluka in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra and it is an ideal getaway for travelers from Mumbai, Pune and other neighboring cities. A visit here ensures travelers a peaceful, tranquil and secluded time away from the hustle bustle of city life.

Family vacationers, small group of friends and couples can spend some exciting and memorable moments as Tarkarli has something for everyone.



The beaches of Malvan are unexplored gems, so if you are a lover of sea and virgin beaches then take a break from the overcrowded beaches of Goa and head straight to the beaches in Malvan the most happening place to be.

The beaches at Tarkarli are one of the most picturesque in Malvan, with an 8 km of coastline the beaches have white sand, clear blue waters and suru trees at the backdrop that add to the splendor of the beach.

The waters here are so clear that the seabed can be seen up to a depth of 15 feet on a bright sunny day and it is truly an enchanting experience to stroll on the beach with nature’s music and cool breeze all around.


Water sports:

If you are a water sport enthusiast you need not go all the way to Andaman Islands, Lakshadweep Islands or Goa to enjoy it. Today Tarkarli has developed a good infrastructure for water sports and is the only place in Maharashtra where you can enjoy multiple water sport activities including underwater adventure activities like snorkeling and scuba diving.

The best part is that all these water sport activities including underwater activities (scuba diving) can be enjoyed at affordable rates and those keen on becoming professionals can enroll for special certified courses at the training centers at Malvan.

Water Sport Activities: Para sailing, Banana rides, Boat rides, Jet Ski, Kayaking, Bumper ride, Scuba diving, Snorkeling etc.



A must visit for history buffs, as Tarkarli has a special mention in history because of its connection to the legendary Maratha warrior Shivaji Maharaj.

Here tourist can visit the famous 17th century Sindhudurg Fort a prominent naval fort built by Shivaji Maharaj along with other forts – Padmagad, Rajkot and Sarjekot fort.


Beach Games and Activities :

The beaches of Tarkarli are clean and pleasant and have all the required ingredients to meet the expectations of beach lovers. For couples it is an ideal place to enjoy a romantic holiday as the beaches here are less crowded and peaceful.

If reading and sunbathing on a beach is your idea of an ideal holiday, then bring in a mat, a hat and a mini umbrella and enjoy lazing around the whole day. The blend of seas and sands will work wonders and will make you feel rejuvenated and refreshed.

Children can indulge in a host of activities like sand sculpturing, collecting pebbles and shells or enjoy horse or camel ride. Youngsters like enjoy beach games like Cricket, Beach Volleyball, French Cricket and Frisbee games.


Spotting dolphins and marine life :

Dolphins have always been a thrill to watch, and Tarkarli is a wonderful place to catch a glimpse of schools of dolphins and other sea animals in their natural habitat. Furthermore Tarkarli is also a protected area for turtle nesting and if tourists are lucky they can get a glimpse of this rare event. Underwater adventure enthusiast can explore rich coral reefs, a vast diversity of marine life and abundant colorful fishes during their underwater trips.   


Visit to the temples

Combine your sightseeing in Tarkali with a dash of religion and pay a visit to the numerous temples in and around Tarkarli and learn more about their rich history and their beautiful architecture. The temples of Tarkarli are beautiful and well maintained by the locals and their attractiveness and deep spiritual power makes them popular with visiting tourist.


Relish authentic Malvani Cuisine

After enjoying a wonderful day in the white sands and the blue waters of Tarkarli, tourist can unwind and indulge in some mouthwatering, spicy Malvani Cuisines.

Malvani cuisine is the standard cuisine of the entire Konkan region and it includes both vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes. The restaurants in Tarkarli serve some of the best vegetarian specials in Malvani cuisine followed by delicious sea foods.  

However, Tarkarli is a paradise for non vegetarians as the region has abundant seafood and Malvani cuisines are dominated with many varieties of fish and other non vegetarian dishes.


Backwaters of Tarkarli

Now you need not travel all the way to Kerala to experience a houseboat cruise in the backwaters. The backwater of the Karli River between Tarkarli and Kudal is a hotspot for backwater cruise in Maharashtra and has become a star attraction with visiting tourist who can enjoy an overnight stay in a luxury houseboat.

Situated on the confluence of the Arabian Sea and the Karli River, the scenic beauty of the backwaters at Tarkarli is beyond imagination, the river banks surrounding the river are covered with verdant forests and can be compared to a ride across the Amazon forest.


Shop for Malvani Items

It is impossible to think of a holiday without the thrill of shopping in Malvan, visiting tourist can buy fresh cashew nuts from factory outlets at reasonable prices and take back home some yummy local items like Aam papad, Amba wadi, Kokum, Karvanda, Kaju chocolates and authentic Malvani spices for their friends and family.


Try a Home stay and enjoy the local flavors

Whether you are seeking a relaxing or an adventurous holiday, home stays in Tarkarli offer a great alternative to the usual beach hotels and resorts. Most locals in Tarkarli have opened their homes to tourists and they offer decent service and food, visiting tourist can lookout for home stays that are closest to the beach and yes do try their homemade food, you will surely love it. Renting a bike culture has also seeped into Tarkarli and most home stay owner will be more than happy to help you rent one.


Meet the friendly people of Tarkarli

Be it any season, the locals of Tarkarli always look forward to welcome tourist and they are famous for their warmth and hospitality. The people of Tarkarli always meet visiting tourist with a smile and are always willing to help, they live life to the fullest and if lucky you might end up making some good friends during your trip.


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