Tarkarli is a village in Malvan Taluka, district Sindhudurg. It is tourist destination in coastal Maharashtra, an attractive beach. From there, one can see the famous naval fort Sindhudurg built by Shivaji Maharaj. This village is famous for its Ramnavmi Utsav. Here in Mapurush Temple the celebration of Ramnavmi is arranged every year. To mark this occasion various dramas (Marathi Natak) are arranged.
This place has gained prominence because of its long and narrow stretch of beach with pristine waters. On a clear day, one can see the bed unto a depth of 20 ft. It presents a panoramic view with tall 'Shuru' trees in the background. The wide river, the beautiful sailboats and the tiny hamlets situated on the riverbank, add to the picturesque beauty of Tarkarli. Sighting dolphins is not a rare event here. This place fishes throughout the year, the sea during summer and winter and back-waters during the monsoon since the sea water enters this area and also due to safety reasons.
How To Reach There:
By Air: Nearest airport is Dabolim (Goa)
By Rail: Sindhudurg, but all trains don't stop there and also connectivity by means of bus and rickshaw are not very good.
Kudal on the Konkan Railway. This is around 1 hour 15 minutes by road from Malvan. Buses are available from and to Malvan after every 30 minutes. Frequency is slow in the evening. If you want to go to tarkali directly, taxis and rickshaws are available from kudal station east, 700rs for taxi after a bit of bargaining. (november rate 2012) Takes you directly to tarkali beach road where you can find accomdation by asking the cab driver to stop for couple of minutes.
Kankavli on the Konkan Railway. This is around 1 hour 30 minutes by road from Malvan. Buses are available from and to Malvan after every 30 minutes. Frequency is slow in the evening.
By Road: Tarkarli is easily accessible from Malvan by bus and rickshaw. Tarkarli is 475 KM (Panvel Kochi Road, NH 17) and 576 KM (Mumbai Kohlapur Road NH 4) away from Mumbai. Daily private, luxury and State Transport bus service available from various parts of Goa, Mumbai, Pune to Malvan.
Places To Stay:
MTDC Resort One of the best place to stay in Tarkarli. 5-6 Km from Malvan village, it offers great cottages (AC and non AC). It is one of the few resort which is actually situated on beach. Rest are not so close proximity to the beach. Only downside is it is bit expensive, from Rs.2000 per night start, you can get a Rs.4000 per night houseboat room (house boats are not in water but on beach). Food is good, but again expensive. Service is ok compared to rates.
Tourists can also opt for the Govt. approved Home Stays in the village. There are quite a few houses in village which offer rooms on rent services, best thing is if you hunt then you will get a good decent family place for rates cheaper than MTDC. They also provide food, home made malvani food for which they will charge you extra. some places are Pandurang house on main road, soham rental house, etc.
Places To See:
Adventure Sports Available:
- Sindhudurg Fort
- Malvan market
- Nivati Beach
- Golden Rock
- Rock Beach at Malwan
- Snorkeling ( To See Corals and Fishes )
- Scuba diving Pics & video of Scuba diving (Underwater Photography)
- Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Scuba Diving Operator
- Scuba Diving, Snorkeling and Water sport pacakges in Tarkarli