Tarkarli - A Must Visit
Tarkarli is a small village located in the Malvan taluka in Sindhudurg
district, Maharashtra. It is located on the banks of the confluence of the
River Karli and the Arabian Sea. Situated in the southern part of
Maharashtra, it is 6 km south of the Malvan and around 546 km from Mumbai.
Tarkarli is a beautiful seaside village with lots of small islands and
Shuru trees around it.
Tarkarli is known for its long and narrow stretch of white sandy beaches
and clear blue waters of the sea. The water is so clear that tourists can
view sea life up a depth of 20 feet. Tarkarli is known for the various
water sports like scuba diving, zorbing, snorkelling, etc. There are expert
teachers and guides, and special certified courses are also conducted for
these sports, making it a perfect destination for the water sports lovers.
Apart from this, Tarkarli is a wonderful place to experience and witness
varied marine life like dolphins and other sea animals. It is also a
protected region for female turtles. The best time to visit Tarkarli is
from October to March.
One of the most important events celebrated in Tarkarli is Ramnavmi Utsav,
which is organised every year at the Mapurush Temple. Tarkarli is known for
its Malvani food, particularly its fish items. From Tarkarli, tourists can
also catch a glimpse of the famous Sindhudurg Fort, a prominent naval fort
built by Shivaji Maharaj.
Sindhudurg Fort is an important tourist destination. The entrance to the
fort is called Dilli Darwaja. Moreover, it is also known for the temple
dedicated to the Shivaji.
1. Vijayadurg Fort:
Vijaydurg fort is located at the tip of the peninsular region of
Vijaydurg in Devgad Taluka, of district Sindhudurg. It is one of the
several coastal forts on the western coast of Maharashtra, India. It is
surrounded by water on three sides and connected to land through a narrow
road. The port adjacent to the fort is a natural port and is still used by
2. Tarkarli Beach:
India has beaches that can rival those of the Maldives as well.
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Located where the Karli River and the Arabian Sea converges, the waters off
Tarkarli Beach is perfect for scuba diving. But it is so clear, you don’t
even have to snorkel to have an incredible view of the sea life!
3. Dhamapur Lake :
This is one of the favorite places for tourists. The Dhamapur Lake covers a
total area of about 10 acres with water and offers facilities for
water-based sports activities. As the lake is free from extreme wave, which
makes it much suitable for adventure free boating. There is also a temple
present in the area of the lake that is surrounded by greenery that is the
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