On the third day we went for a tour of Shivaji's famous fort, the Sindhudurg fort. Sindhudurg is about 3 kms away from Tarkarli. This glorious Sindhudurg fort is situated at the middle of the sea on a rocky island Kurte. The fort houses a few hereditary families and therefore we found a few houses and temples inside. As we went deeper inside we found ourselves isolated from everyone and we realized how beautiful the whole place is! The walls of the fort have steps attached to them which allow you to climb the borders of the fort. Once you do that, you will witness a breathtaking view of the blue ocean surrounding the entire fort and that view is just remarkable. For miles and miles you will only see the clear blue sea and sky. After lunch we headed to a place called Rock Garden. Rock garden is like a park with swings and slides and some benches to sit on. However, once we walked towards the end of it, we found a large number of rocks just before the sea. We sat on these ginormous rocks and enjoyed the view of the sea and the sound of the waves crashing these rocks.
I had the best time even though our trip lasted for 4 days only. There is nothing like laying on the beach with the sound of the waves hitting the shore, the sun shining down on your skin and the peace and quiet of the wind! If you love beaches and you are looking for a relaxed vacation, Tarkarli is the place for you!