Tarkarli is part of the Malvan tehsil with a series of beaches extending from Achara to Devbaug. There are many lesser known beaches next to Tarkarli and also on the other side of Malvan jetty

Bhogwe beach another beautiful beach is located across the Karli backwaters which also extends on to Nivati with the Nivati fort perched between the two beaches. Tarkarli is a village in Malvan Taluka in Sindhudurg district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is tourist destination and an attractive beach. This village is famous for its Ramnavmi Utsav. Ramnavmi is celebrated every year in Mahapurush Temple of the village.Tarkarli has the state's only scuba diving training centre.

Raapan at Tarkarli

This place has gained prominence because of its long and narrow stretch of beach with pristine waters and water sports. On a clear day, one can see the bed unto a depth of 20 ft. It presents a panoramic view with tall 'Shuru' trees in the background. The wide river, the beautiful sailboats and the tiny hamlets situated on the riverbank, add to the picturesque beauty of Tarkarli. Sighting dolphins is not a rare event here. This place fishes throughout the year, the sea during summer and winter and back-waters during the monsoon since the sea water enters this area and also due to safety reasons.

Tarkarli is 8 km south of Malvan and 546 km from Mumbai on the west coast of India, at the confluence of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea

Places of Worship

Salgaonkar ganesh temple Malvan
Shivrajeshwar Temple (inside the fort of Sindhudurga)
Rameshwar Temple (23 Kms. from Malvan)
Bharadidevi Temple (14 Kms. from Malvan)
Bhadrakali Temple (4.5Kms from Malvan)
Ozar, Bramanand Swami Memorial (5Kms from Malvan)

Historic Sindhudurga Fort

A Fort after which the district was named Sindhudurg fort is the most prominent landmark of this region. Built between 1664-67 AD by Shivaji maharaj, the Sindhudurg fort has it foundation laid on molten lead. One of the best preserved sea forts Sindhudurg fort has a four kms long rampart with 42 bastions. The fort is approachable from the Malvan pier by boat.

Sangam Karli River

  • The point where the Karli river drains into the Arabian sea. Good place to see. The town itself is called Devbag and is the end of the land. Hourly buses charge 6 rupees for the ~6 km amazing, lush, tiny road journey from Tarkarli (same bus goes and comes back). Various water rides (banana, dolphin, jet ski etc.) and parasailing are offered here. Negotiate to get a good offer (for example, a 5-minute ride across to so-called Tsunami island is offered for 300 rupees which is but a 50 rupee ride) (all prices Mar '14)

  • Golden Rock

  • Malvan Market

  • Rock Garden at Malwan

Malvan tehsil with a series of beaches extending from Achara to Devbaug



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