Malvan Diaries

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Serene and peaceful Malvan

Photo of Malvan Diaries by Rucha Kulkarni

I am very fond of beaches. As i grew up in Goa few years, sea shore feels like home. And the bonus of fresh seafood after so long, was enough motivation for a trip to Malvan.

Malvan is very peaceful. Away from hectic city life, it is best place to recharge your batteries.

We stayed at Vasanti Niwas Homestay. Truly a home away home.

Vasanti Niwas - A home away from home.

Photo of Vasanti Niwas Homestay, Dhuriwada, Malvan, Maharashtra, India by Rucha Kulkarni

Hammock- for best afternoon naps.

Photo of Vasanti Niwas Homestay, Dhuriwada, Malvan, Maharashtra, India by Rucha Kulkarni

Entrance To Vasanti Niwas, and Chivla beach.

Photo of Vasanti Niwas Homestay, Dhuriwada, Malvan, Maharashtra, India by Rucha Kulkarni

It has a beautiful cottage overlooking the Chivla Beach, a vast expanse with coconut trees and greens. The best part i loved and miss was the hammock stringed to coconut trees. The best naps, i had here.

A cottage overlooking the sea.

Photo of Vasanti Niwas Homestay, Dhuriwada, Malvan, Maharashtra, India by Rucha Kulkarni

Nap time with a view.

Photo of Vasanti Niwas Homestay, Dhuriwada, Malvan, Maharashtra, India by Rucha Kulkarni
Photo of Vasanti Niwas Homestay, Dhuriwada, Malvan, Maharashtra, India by Rucha Kulkarni

Chivla beach is clean, peaceful. You can enjoy a stroll by the beach anytime, morning or late night. The most beautiful moment is the sunset.

Chivla beach.

Photo of Chivla Beach Sea Water Sports, Malvan, Maharashtra, India by Rucha Kulkarni

Early morning stroll.

Photo of Chivla Beach Sea Water Sports, Malvan, Maharashtra, India by Rucha Kulkarni

Bidding adieu to the sun.

Photo of Chivla Beach Sea Water Sports, Malvan, Maharashtra, India by Rucha Kulkarni

Early morning or evening you see fishermen pulling the net from the sea. The fresh catch is auctioned and sold to highest bidder.

Fishermen pulling the net in synchronized manner.

Photo of Malvan Diaries by Rucha Kulkarni

From fishermen's net....

Photo of Chivla, Malvan, Maharashtra, India by Rucha Kulkarni

....to the Kitchen....Yummmmmy

Photo of Chivla, Malvan, Maharashtra, India by Rucha Kulkarni

I fell in love with Malvani food. Fresh seafood from sea to your kitchen. I must say, i was in heaven.

We visited the Rock garden, which is rocky shoreline of the Chivla beach and a new developed garden adjoining it.

Rock Garden.

Photo of Rock Garden Sunset point, Malvan, Maharashtra, India by Rucha Kulkarni

Rocky shoreline.

Photo of Rock Garden Sunset point, Malvan, Maharashtra, India by Rucha Kulkarni

Rocky shoreline.

Photo of Rock Garden Sunset point, Malvan, Maharashtra, India by Rucha Kulkarni

Me at Rock Garden.

Photo of Rock Garden Sunset point, Malvan, Maharashtra, India by Rucha Kulkarni

After spending quiet some time at sea, next we visited a temple. Bharadi devi anganewadi temple is dedicated to Bharadi (earth) goddess. Considered to be a jagrut(active) devstan. There are annual fairs, which are attended by lakhs of devotees. At present the temple is under renovation, but open to devotees.

Photo of Bharadi Devi's Temple Anganewadi, Anganewadi To Kandalgaon Road, Anganewadi, Maharashtra, India by Rucha Kulkarni

We were very little time on Malvan beach. It is the main beach, where all the fishing boats dock. There is local fish market nearby. Water sports bookings are available here. We took a ferry boat from Malvan beach to Sindhudurg Fort.

Boats near Malvan beach. Sindhudurg fort in the backdrop.

Photo of Malvan Beach, Malvan, Maharashtra, India by Rucha Kulkarni

Boats to Sindhudurgh fort.

Photo of Malvan Beach, Malvan, Maharashtra, India by Rucha Kulkarni

Constructed on a rocky island, Sindhudurg fort is a massive structure and an engineering marvel. Rich limestone, marble and rocks found here are used in forts construction. Commissioned by Shivaji Maharaj, Its aim was to be away from foreign invaders. A few families, who are descendants of servants of Shivaji Maharaj live in the fort. We had an hour to see the fort, which is not enough as it is massive expanse.

Sindhudurg Fort.

Photo of Sindhudurg Fort, Maharashtra, India by Rucha Kulkarni

Concealed main entrance.

Photo of Sindhudurg Fort, Maharashtra, India by Rucha Kulkarni

High rising fort wall.

Photo of Sindhudurg Fort, Maharashtra, India by Rucha Kulkarni

Rich stone used for fort construction.

Photo of Sindhudurg Fort, Maharashtra, India by Rucha Kulkarni

One and only temple dedicated to Shivaji Maharaj.

Shivaji Maharaj temple.

Photo of Sindhudurg Fort, Maharashtra, India by Rucha Kulkarni

Temple sanctuary.

Photo of Sindhudurg Fort, Maharashtra, India by Rucha Kulkarni

Sindhudurg fort also has a small and second opening, which lot of people don't know about is known as Rani chi Vel(Queens private beach). Said to be used by queens, for bathing, this is only other door to the fort beside the main entrance.

Small exit to the beach.

Photo of Malvan Diaries by Rucha Kulkarni

Ranichi vel (Queens beach)

Photo of Malvan Diaries by Rucha Kulkarni

There is much more to explore in Malvan. I wish i could stay longer. Waking up to sound of waves and a view of seashore i am definitely going to miss. Malvan trip was wonderful experience.

Until next time.

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