Tarkarli Tourism

Tarkarli Tourism

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Tarkarli Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Beach
  • District: Sindhudurg
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 main occupation of the people living in Tarkarli is fishing. Local fisherman head out into the sea all throughout the year except during the monsoon season. The place enjoys pleasant weather all throughout the year with little change in the summer and winter temperatures. However, winter is still comparatively more pleasant and is a better time to visit. 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.

Road connectivity to Tarkarli is quite good and visitors can take a bus from Malvan. Daily buses are also available to different nearby towns and cities.

Tarkarli has a special mention in history because of its connection to the legendary Maratha warrior, Shivaji. He wanted to build an invincible fort on an island, with a considerable distance from the Janjira Fort. Thus, he chose the island of Kurte for it and made a fort with extensive area of 48 acres, strategically made to keep enemies away. The fort was built in the 17th century and was named as Sindhudurg Fort, also known as the Malvan Fort.

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. The great warrior also built three other forts - Padmagad, Rajkot and Sarejkot in Tarkarli.

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Aditya Kothari

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  • Aditya Kothari
  • Lives in Pune
  • 22 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  28 helpful votes
  •  1434 readers

"Less Populated Beach Experience" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
This is the place for mini scuba diving experience if you want it in Maharashtra.
People seeking for a silent beach vacation are advised this place. Close-to white sand and clean beach. However the litter of travellers is the only element that would destroy cleanliness here.
Places to Visit:
Sindhudurg Fort - For a Maratha History Revision
Rock Garden - For Sunsets
Things to Do:
Scuba Diving
Para Sailing
And all related water sports
Food Type:
Malvani Food as they call it.
Typical Konkani food with coconut in abundance.
Famous for Bhakris, Kombdi Vada etc.
Best if the everyday punjabi Paneer food for is something you are bored of.
Visit at anytime of the year.
Find stays which are beach touch so you can enjoy the beach literally.
Do not litter!
Para sailing : During high tides.
Scuba Diving : During Low tides.
For deep scuba diving, Devbagh beach(approz 5 kms ride) is suggested.
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Vishal Mule

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  • Vishal Mule
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  •  148 readers

"Good water sports and scuba diving is best"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Good place for family and romantic place also.
Good food available water is clean and not dirty
Beaches are clean
Good air to breath.
Mosquito are there so be careful.
Carry racket to **** mosquitos
Book the room for 3 person and you can enjoy additional forth person in room by paying extra at hotel.
Room are good space. Some homes are there which provide room for stay. But not available online.
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Rony Fernandes

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  • Rony Fernandes
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
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"Just awesome"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 29, 2016
I personally recommended many of my friends for the SCUBA DIVING & SNORKELING in Devbag Tarkarli. I travelled 4 times there with different friends in group. I will strongly recommend everyone to go for the Devbag Beach for the SCUBA. Many places like in Malvan, Tarkarli scuba is done but I found Devbagh is the ultimate destination with the super clear water and lots of corals and fish species. "Saby Scuba Diving" is one the best in the area which we gone with for diving. Their staff is very cooperative to double your fun of tour. You may find the contact details of the diving group on google map.
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Varun Hunswadkar

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  • Varun Hunswadkar
  • Lives in Pune
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"One of the best beach in Konkan"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 15, 2016
Tarkarli is the Goa of Maharashtra. It is located near Malvan and many beaches is near to Tarkarli. Best place to live here is the resort it is economical and is a perfect destination to stay. Here you can get short experience of scuba diving, and rest all beach sports. Must go to the tsunami beach.
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Konark Patel

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  • Konark Patel
  • Lives in Surat
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  • 19 Reviews
  •  25 helpful votes
  •  16971 readers

"Beautiful beaches with water sports"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Apr 3, 2016
Tarkarli is one of the cleanest and beautiful beaches of west coast with white sand. It is situated in Malvan.

Having your own car will be beneficial. It is heaven for seafood lovers as well a nightmare for pure veg travellers. There are no pure veg restaurants in Tarkarli although veg food is served in all the hotels along with non veg food. There are several restaurant is Malvan although, to name few - Jay Ganesh and Rajbhog restaurant. Try Malvan dish once, its their speciality.

There are three beaches viz Tarkarli, Malvan and Tsunami island beach. Water sports, Scuba diving and Parasailing are available too. One can cite dolphins early in the morning in ride from Devbag. Tarkarli beach is ideal place to hangout even in the night with friends and family.

Sindhudurg fort is one of the sightseeing places in Malvan. It can be reached by ferry from Malvan jetty.
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Varun Kulkarni

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  • Varun Kulkarni
  • Lives in Pune
  • 26 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  41517 readers

"Virgin beach"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 2, 2016
It is one of the most cleanest Beach found in Maharashtra. Long stretch of beach with white sand and clean water. It is located in kokan and a perfect weekend gateway being a peaceful. You have many homestays options around here

One can have a very good time with there family or even couples can have a nice time. A word of caution please carry some mosquito repellent creams.
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Pramod Ladva

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  • Pramod Ladva
  • Lives in Amreli
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
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"The best place for seafood lover & for water adventure"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 2, 2016
Tarkarli is for Beach lover who enjoy peaceful, less crowded, blistering water beach and for sea food lover. Beach was so clean since there are no shacks on beach. One who enjoy water sports such as scuba dive, snorkeling, parasailing etc can also visit.

There are so many places to visit in Tarkarli sindhudurg fort, backwaters, tsunami island for water sports, devbag Beach for scuba & snorkeling, go early morning for scuba.

Sea food here is just mouth watering, best hotel is chaitanya, it serves best seafood.

For staying one can opt for local cottages which are very reasonable and cheap, they will provide you lunch & dinner also people here so simple, they don't cheat also provides best service they can. Of course best resort here is MTDC resort which is always full most of time, because it's a only resort connected to Beach but staying at local cottage won't harm since those are at walkable distance from Beach.

Places to visit Tarkarli Beach, devbaug Beach, tsunami island, sindhudurg fort, padma garh fort, dhamapur lake for boating, karli backwaters.

Tarkarli is best place for seafood lover & for water adventure.

#relaxed #wateradventuer #beach #seafoodlover.
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Narayan Sahu

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  • Narayan Sahu
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 1 Review
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  6483 readers

"(Tarkarli Beach) Konkan Daries"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 14, 2016
One of the best Place to visit in Maharashtra. Konkan is in South Maharashtra known for its scenic beaches and nature beauty. There are many beaches in Konkan belt Tarkarli, Ganpati Pule, Diveagar, Bhandarpule.

Tarkarli is known for beaches, clear blue sea, and palm-fringed narrow lanes. If you are looking for a blissful concoction of nature, adventure and tranquility then Tarkarli is worth visiting.

Places to visit near by Tarkarli

1) Tarkarli Beach

2) Sindhdurg Fort

3) Tsunami Island

4)Malvan Beach

5) Kudal Ganpati Temple

6) Rock Garden

7) Dolphin Island

Don't Miss out Adventure activity at Tarkarli Beach apart from normal water sports Tarkarli is famous for its under water scuba diving and snorkeling. Visit all the points like Rock Garden, Tsunami Island, Dolphin point by motor boats available out there.

If you really want to have authentic konkani Food try out with home made food available near by beach area. There are also few good restaurants serving Konkani and Goan food. If you are a seafood lover you will really love the food. Try out Bamboo Restaurant and Chaitanya in main Market place.

Not much for shopping you can buy homemade Konkan Masala, Pickles, Chivda which you will not get easily anywhere else. Handicrafts made of seashell are the main attraction near Sindhdurg Fort. You can buy home decor things made of shell. Konkan is known for Alphonso Mangoes but you will get this only in season.

Travelling : You can travel by Konkan Railway to nearest station Kudal and then travel to Tarkarli Beach area for your stay arrangements. MTDC resort is also near by beach. Unlike Goa you will not get private vehicles to hire for traveling you need to Travel by Auto and they have there fixed rates for different places usually if not get negotiated in season time. Government state transport is also available. You will get bus right outside MTDC resort. If you have your own vehicle then that's the best things Roads are good to travel.

If you are really planning to visit beaches during your Holidays mark Tarkarli on your list. If you are going with your family or with your group of friends you will have a good time. Try to book MTDC resort they are best. Summer is main season time in Konkan but if you really want to get blissful concoction of nature then visit in June after 1st rains.
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Krishnakumar Menon

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  • Krishnakumar Menon
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 1 Review
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"Vibrant place for Beach lovers"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 29, 2016
We spent a 4 day & 3 night stay and enjoyed the beach line including Tarkarli beach. Of the beaches we had a rollicking time at Tsunami island beach. During high tide the island is covered by water. Yet you can there enjoying the Adventure rides. Scuba diving was a great experience for us, seeing thee fishes swimming close to you. Wow!

Beach and water lovers. Enjoy coastal Maharashtra!
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Vedangi Pokale

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"Awesome environment and nice place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 21, 2016
Nice place, awesome environment, worth visiting once, Tarkarli beach is very famous and clean. Scuba diving has also started in recent years, about the food one should must try the seafood, you can get a lot of variety in it. Good place for non-vegetarians.
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