Top 4 Places to visit in Malvan

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If you love mangoes, you will love Malvan! Now before you get confused, Malvan, in Maharashtra is home to India's favourite food, the Alphonso variety of mangoes. It also has stunning beaches, a variety of water sports and places of historical importance. The stunning Tarkarli Beach is one of the most popular and the most visited, though surprisingly the rush of people will not bother you and you will end up having a great time anyway. To make things better, scuba diving is offered here and it is one of the better places in India to try this much loved activity. There is also a fantastic resort in Tarkarli and a small wildlife sanctuary close by. If adventure sports is on your mind, head to Tsunami Island. All kinds of water sports, from banana boat rides to parasailing take place here. Do also head to the gorgeous Malvan Marine Sanctuary. It is an unforgettable experience and you may get a glimpse of some sea creatures, such as anemones, mollusks, oysters, corals and seaweed. Tarkarli is home to a number of resorts and if you are coming from Pune, driving down would be the best option. Not only is it the quickest way to reach, it's also the most gorgeous. The resorts here range from luxurious to budget, so pick one that suits you.

Tondavali - Malvan

Another precious attraction in the Malvan village itself, this is one of the cleanest beaches of all. The place is perfect to relax and relax a little more. It is very peaceful and also never too crowded and this is what makes it a perfect outing for small families and romantic couples. The sands here are uneven and there are crabs too so it is better to be extra careful before stepping into the waters of the beach. There are also a number of eating options such as stalls and shacks around and you get very fresh and tasty food here.
Our first stop. Reached there on 4th April after a long drive of 11 hours. Stayed in Kondavali village (Malvan region) with Arabian Sea beach in front & Kalaval creek behind. When you drive on the village road in evening you will see lot of people occupying almost half of the road & chatting. Wow. Kesari holiday beach resort - Basic facilities, Village Malvan food (Too good malvani fish dishes). Asked the resort owner family to give us the same food what they prepared for them. Freaked out with Tandlachi bakri, amti, sol kadi, malvani murgh & various fish fries during stay. Went on boat to the nearby island(? 10 m X 20m), Shimple point. A bit scary when you see water on all your 4 sides at few metres distance. The island was filled with shells. First time visited a Sangam (Confluence point). Sangam of Kalaval creek & Arabian Sea. Boat ride on confluence point was worth a experience.
Balamurali Rengasami

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19 km north of Malvan, this deserted beach would add a unique touch to your getaway experience. Hike Relax Sleep Eat Any of them or all of them. Your call. When I first saw a glimpse of the shore from the end of the tree thickets, I could identify with a feeling of someone who discovers new land. Not a single soul here and the sand had just patterns of sea wind. Fine grains of soft white particles urged everyone to feel them without footwear.
Sagnik Basu

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Best time to visit
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Things to do
Photography, sight- seeing, beaches
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
Free

Dhamapur Lake - Malvan

This is an artificial lake which was built in the year 1560 by a ruler of the Vijayangar Dynasty. The lake is also a tourist hotspot there are a number of tents on the banks of this lake. This lake is popular for activities such as snorkelling and also sailing. Tourists find immense peace and tranquility amidst the serenity of this place. A visit to the Dhamapur Lake is one of the prime reasons for a visit to Malvan.
Located near the western region of Sindhudurg, the Dhamapur Lake is famous for crystal clear waters. It’s possible to see the bottom of the lake during clear and turmoil free weather. The lake apart from water sports also has boating facility for the less adventurous or the more romantics. There also exists a Bhagawati Temple which has been decorated and surrounded by greenery. An ideal picnic spot!
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Best time to visit
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Things to do
boating, snorkelling, photography
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Sindhudurg Fort - Malvan

This fort is situated on a rocky island known as Kurte barely a kilometer from Malvan. This fort was built by Chhatrapati Shivaji Mahraj in the 17th Century when all his trials to win the Janjira Fortress proved to be useless. The main building material was sand that too was brought down from Gujarat. The main strength of this well- preserved fort are the thousands of kilograms of iron used here. The architect under whom the construction took place was known as Hiroji Indulkar and the king also took the advice of hundreds of Portugese experts whom he had invited to his court. A number of people were put to work round the clock for three long years to build this fort. The most attractive feature of this monument is the stretch of zig- zag walls and the pillars and bastions. Inside the fort still live twenty- thirty hereditary Hindu- Muslim families and there are also a number of temples inside. The most important out of all these is the temple where you will find the painting of Chhatrapati Shivaji Mahraj without a moustache. This painting is unique and is not found anywhere else in the world. Nearby this fort, you will also see the Padamgad Fort which is now in ruins.
After the diving, we were all hungry. We all jumped into the homemade food again. It was again awesome. Time for the Sindudurg fort, we drove all the way from small, dusky , green clad roads to Sindudurg fort. We reached at 5 O’clock. We hopped into the boat again for the fort. Since it was an evening time, the view at the fort is beautiful. There marine blue sea engrossed us in its charm. I was lost in my feelings over there. The silence and serenity left me completely lost in the surrounding. A must to visit place. It was late in the evening. We had planned to start a return journey to Mumbai, but no one really would like to and it was already late to start with. So we took a homestay at Tarkarli.
Neha Inaskar

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Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
Sight- seeing, photography, history tours
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Budget
Rs 50 for Indians and Rs 200 for foreigners

Kolhapur - Malvan

Kolhapur, in Maharashtra, is a land of temples and regal palaces. The most revered of them is the Mahalaxmi Temple, which has a simple yet fascinating structure. Other temples here are the Temlabai temple, Jyotiba temple and the Bimkhambi Ganesh temple. The Shri Chhatrapati Shahu Museum, which was once the residence of the first Maharaja of the Maratha Empire, is a vivid display of artefacts representing the ancient history of the city. Take a walk through history at the Panhala Fort, which is an imposing fortification believed to have housed Chhatrapati Shivaji himself. Kolhapur is known for its spicy array of Maharashtrian food. Try some of the local delicacies at Padma Guest House, Waman Guest House and Parakh. Being a bustling tourist destination, Kolhapur has a lot to offer when it comes to lodging for all types of budget travellers. Don't forget to take back the local Kolhapuri Chappals, that make for lovely traditional footwear.
From Kolhapur to Malvan it takes 5 hours. There are two routes to reach Malvan- via Gaganbawada ghat or via Radhanagri. We took the route via Radhanagri village. The road condition is good. But the route has lots of turns and swirls. We left from Kolhapur at 7.30am and reached Malvan at 1.30pm. On the way we stopped at Radhanagri for breakfast and at backwaters, a little ahead from Radhanagri near Anuradha village.
Sneha

222 Followers, 19 Reviews


Best time to visit
February,March,April,May,June,July
Things to do
Arts and Culture,Food and Drinks,Historical Places,Religious,Shopping
Open Hours
Budget

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