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Malvan is a fishing port town in Konkan region of Maharashtra.

Malvan has got very nice sea-shore. But it is mainly known for famous "Sindhudurg fort" . Maratha king Shri Shivaji Maharaj built this fort on island of 'kurte' . Apart from the Fort, you can relax on the beaches of Tarkarli and Chiwla beach. These beaches are neat and clean and very less crowded. Just as the foreigners would love it. Also one more spot is the Rock Garden. One temple built by Jayant Salgaonkar is the Jay Ganesh temple where the idol is of Gold. Malvan is worth a visit and sight seeing can be completed in two days of time.

Get in[edit]

  • By Road - This is the best way to get in. Malvan is around 35 KM towards west of a town Kasal which is on Mumbai-Goa National Highway NH-17.

Distance from Mumbai is around 540 km while from Kolhapur it is mere 160 kms.

State Transport buses ply from Mumbai, Kolhapur, Pune to Malvan.

  • By Train - Nearest train station is Kudal which is a station on Konkan Railway and is around 30km from Malvan.
  • By Air - Nearest airport is Dabolim in North Goa.

Get around[edit]

Best way to get around is either on foot or using auto rickshaw or hire cycle.

See[edit][add listing]

Malvan offers many attractions. A few are:

  • Sindhudurg Fort

The impressive Sindhudurg or Ocean Fort, set on an offshore island, was built in 1664 by the great 17th century warrior, Shivaji to the glory of the Maratha Empire, is just a stone's throw away. Ferry services start from morning 0800 and last boat leaves 1700 hours in the evening. Fare for them is 57 per person which includes return cost as on date (NOVEMBER 2009)

  • Rock Garden

Just a while away from Malvan Jetty is the impressive Rock Garden. This is an ideal spot for watching the sun go down after a day of watersport.

  • Medha

Within Malvan city Kushewada and Gold Ganpati Mandir

  • Tarkarli

Situated 6 km south of Malvan and 546 kms away from Mumbai on the coast of Maharashtra is Tarkarli. The major attraction here is the long and narrow stretch of beach, with its pristine water. On a clear day, you can see the sea bed through a depth of 20 ft. Malvan-Tarkarli is usually combined as a holiday.

Maharahstra Tourism Development Corporation [9] has a resort here.

  • Devbag. Narrow land spread in sea forming long beach and many places to visit. From here you can get boat ride for visiting Tsunami Island, Bhogwe Beach. Sangam point can be seen from here. Many water sports are available here including Parasailing and various rides.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving at the Dandi Beach, around 3 km from the Malvan Bus-Stand is considered a must-do by visitors. The package includes a 20 min dive near the Sindhudurga Fort (depths of around 20-25ft) and several pictures underwater. No need of any training (or even swimming) as you are completely guided around by the underwater personnel of the operator. Though not the ultimate Scuba Diving Experience, it is surely worth as prices are a fifth (or less) of what would be charged at other popular places. A word of warning, though - scuba diving is a highly equipment-and-training-intensive activity, and the personnel look like they're in a hurry to make a quick buck rather than provide a great scuba experience. Experienced divers who are PADI / SSI certified can stay away since this is nothing more than a glorified introductory dive for those who have never done it before. Recently, a single-window for diving has started, which combines all the vendors into one place. Contact: Anway Watersports: Rupesh Prabhu - 9766420038/ 9422584772 (

  • Snorkelling - For those who find Scuba-Diving difficult, Snorkeling facilities are also provided by the operators.
  • Eat!

Malvan is famous for its seafood, and one of the major attractions of this area is the cheap fare. Come with an empty stomach. Don't forget to soak down whatever you're having with solkadi - the drink made out of kokam.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Malvani Masala
  • Mango Products
  • Kokam Products
  • Cashew
  • Prawns and other fish
  • Shevkandi Ladoo
  • Kulith Pithi

Shopping is another great experience in malvan.

  • Samant's masale, (Sainath masala Kendra), 9096957126. is the place where you have exclusive ranges of homemade Malvani Masale, kulith pithi, Sunday masala, fish fry Masala and kokani meva like Kokum, Cashew, Mango Products, 15 types of pickles, fruits squash...and much more. Shop is located in Somwar peth, Malvan.  edit

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Malvan is famous for Sea-food. You can have good fresh Sea-Food at Hotel Chaitnya near Malvan Bharad run by Mr. and Mrs. Walke, It's worth tasting the Fried Fish.If you want to try some malvani dish at your home try Mr. Vidyadhar Padawe's masala shop near Malvan Fish Market. You will get authentic home made Sunday masala, Garam Masala, Malvani Masala.

  • Revankar's Cafeteria & Family Homestay, 9920738418, [1].  edit is popular for it's hospitality and authentic homemade food.

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Aai Beach Home (Aai Beach Home), 9423317212, [2]. A small home based resort with two rooms right on the Tarkarli-Devbag stretch. Reasonable room rates and good local food.  edit
  • Gananayak resort (Gananayak resort Devbag), [3]. 100 mts from the Devbag Beach and five minutes drive away from the Karli River Sangam. This resort has three A/C rooms and also serves traditional Malvani food.  edit
  • Manorama niwas (Manorama niwas), [4]. A small resort with three cottage rooms right on the Tarkarli Beach.  edit
  • saagar sangam, deobag (next to MTDC house boats), 02365-248448, [5]. checkin: 12PM; checkout: 10AM. It is developed on a 30,000 square foot plot on the Karli River and enjoys about 110ft of river front. The Arabian Sea is across the road. The confluence of the river and the sea, which has prompted the name, is about 3 kilometers away. 2500.  edit
  • Siddhivinayak Beach Resort (Siddhivinayak Beach Resort), [6]. A mid size resort in devbag with A/C and non A/C rooms, dormitories and cottages.  edit
  • Tian Beach Resort (Tian Beach Resort), [7]. A midsize resort located on the Chivla beach which also has a multi cuisine restaurant.  edit
  • Hotel Sagar Kinara, Malvan (Malvan hotel Sagar Kinara), 5 Somwar Peth (Near Malvan Beach), 02365 252264, [8]. checkin: 10pm; checkout: 12am. Hotel Sagar Kinara is equipped with all essential amenities, deluxe, super deluxe rooms, multi cuisine restaurant and bar. 1000.  edit
  • Sagar Sparsh Beach Resort, Wairy Bhutanath Malvan, 9423833478. (on the way to tarkarli beach from Malvan): Home stay with tasty Malvani food. sea Facing Room Watch Sea and fort sindhudurg directly from your room window,  edit


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