You know you need it. Open sky, tall trees and a blue sea that stretches beyond horizon. We all do, I suppose that’s why god created places like Tarkarli. Imagine remote isolated virgin beaches, dolphins, scuba diving, old historic forts and well-cooked prawns, all in one place!
Having a family which loves travelling is the cherry on the cake. Indeed, visiting stranger place with familiar faces is a great adventure in itself! So with busy schedules on the run me and my cousins hit the road to reach our destination.Getting to Tarkarli (Malvan) by road is perhaps the best way. The picturesque town is around 35 km towards west of a town Kasal which is on Mumbai-Goa National Highway NH-17. Distance from Mumbai is around 540 km while from Kolhapur it is mere 160 kms.
Tarkarli beach is one of the numerous and amazingly beautiful beaches spread across the Malvan sea coast overlooking the Arabian Sea in the state of Maharashtra. It is a long stretch of beach with white sand and coconut trees, at any given time of the day a couple of fishing trawlers are always parked at the far end of the beach. The very first view of the beach left me in true astonishment, the euphony of waves with the panoramic view of sea and the sun peeking from the clouds was a fascinating moment.
There are plenty of restaurants near the main beach area that serve authentic Malvani food and sea food thalis. Poha, missal pav, prawns thali, jhinga thali, etc are the famous dishes that are served in all the restaurants. Kokam juice is also a famous local drink which is easilyavailable.Sol Kadhi the pink colored appetizer drink made from the kokam fruit and Coconut Milk, often drunk after particularly hot and spicy Konkani/Malvani meal as it is very soothing.
Travelers get attracted to Tarkarli because of it’s clean white sand beach, water sports, forts, beautiful sunset and not to mention it has very less crowd. Now it is also famous forwater sports, dophin ride, snorkelling, parasailing and Scuba Diving. YES you heard it right!