On the Maharashtra coast, Tarkarli is located 546 kilometres from Bombay and 6 kilometres south of Malvan. The area's long, winding beach, with its crystal-clear water, is its main draw. A 20-foot depth of water allows you to view the ocean floor on a clear day. Then, of course, there are the forts, including Padmagarh and Singhudurg, two of Maharashtra's most well-known and significant sea forts that were constructed in the 17th century. Visit the restaurant when you are in Tarkarli for the delicious food and try something different by booking a stay in one of the MTDC's cosy Konkani Huts.
Warm white sands, a spotless beach, and transparent waters. Tarkarli, the centre of Malvan hospitality, is that place. This unknown tiny nook of sand, sun, and surf is the perfect getaway location all year round. Tarkarli, the lullaby of the ocean, is the ideal vacation destination whether you want to let the waves wash your tension away or experience an adrenaline rush while participating in water sports. This tranquil, enticing paradise is created by a cool ocean air sweeping through lush, green palm leaves and damp, sand that has been exposed by enormous waves.
There are many home-stays in Tarkarli but not many hotels. The location, food, cleanliness, and availability of water sports are all outstanding at the MTDC resort. One of their premier residences is right on the beachfront, with a boat-lined entrance.
To provide solitude, Konkani sloping-roofed cottages with all the amenities are spaced apart and at an angle from one another over the beaches. Two anchored beach houseboats with spiral staircases are very popular with kids.
Take a barefoot stroll along the beach as the sun sets and observe the stars emerge. The resort boasts a straightforward gazebo cafeteria that offers traditional Malvan cuisine. Eat crab if you can.
By Air : The nearest airport is Dabolim at Goa.
By Road: Mumbai Tarkarli is 493 km. Kolhapur-Tarkarli is 160 km.
By Rail: Nine hours train journey from Mumbai. Kudal is 45 km. from Tarkarli.
For Adventure Addicts
Tarkarli’s waters are perfect for sports. Swimming is permitted, however it is advisable to stay within reach of the shore and ensure that children are always attended, as the currents are strong. Water-sports start in November to May-June. MTDC organises your water-soaked scooter rides or snorkelling to watch sea creatures.
Watch the Dolphins
Not too far from Tarkarli is a dolphin reef, perfect for an early morning ride. The dolphins, friendly and therapeutic, soar and preen above the waters. If you are trigger-happy, these loving creatures will gladly pose as they sweep through the waves.
Enjoy the Crabs, Curries, Cashews
Make your way to the Malvan village through leafy by-lanes, coves, colourful homes with wall art and wafting aromas of frying fish and spices. The market is abuzz with colour and the music of village commerce. Glass bangles glint coyly in the sunlight, fresh flowers are aroma therapy and fish is sold at most corners. Choose a little restaurant and settle down to the menu du jour. Cool off with a bright pink, spiced sol kadhi. A typical thali could be seafood, chicken or vegetarian. Try Malvan’s famed prawns or mussels: some dry / fried fish, masala gravy with fish, thick jowar bhakris and steamed rice. Then, visit the Lakshmi-Vishnu Kaju Factory that retains the charm of a village industry with manual roasting and peeling. Buy cashews with skin for a smoky flavour.
The Sindhudurg fort, visible from your porch, is accessible only by sea. MTDC organises ferry trips to the 17th century fort that stands tall and gracious in the middle of a churning ocean. Sindhudurg was built by Shivaji in 1664 and is one of the best preserved forts of the Marathas. Hand and foot impressions of Shivaji Maharaj were taken in lime at the time of the construction of the fort. They can be seen today along with the only known temple containing the image of Shivaji Maharaj. As the wind caresses the trees to sleep and the ocean sings a lullaby, Tarkarli mesmerises you to return again and again.
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