I’d always thought of snorkeling as something I’ll do when I travel abroad. The crystal clear water there coupled with photos of underwater creatures was enough to give me a serious wanderlust. But I didn’t know about local gems in my backyard till I visited.
Tarkarli in Maharashtra is one such upcoming tourist location which has become famous among adventure circuits for excellent scuba diving and snorkeling experiences. Tarkarli is 6kms from Malvan, which was famous for its beaches, lip smacking cuisine and the Sindhudurg Fort.
Tarkarli’s relative anonymity until fairly recent times means the beaches in and around are unspoilt and the waters clear. It’s a different experience to walk on sand which is so soft and white. The waters are clear and clean. The beach is free of economic activity, which other popular beaches have. It is this precise anonymity, which has left the Tarkarli waters clean enough for scuba diving and snorkeling experiences for those interested.