Tarkarli Tourism

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Ashwin Tawareratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

25 reviews

Early morning it was like private beach

Clean beach with less crowd which is a dream for people staying near Mumbai beaches. I visited at the sunrise and I felt I own the beach as it was really isolated and after 25 mins I saw one locality passing by me. So it was a private beach feeling for me. The water is clean, you shall find star fishes on this beach. So it would be fun for kids.

Aditya Kothariratingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

12 reviews

Less Populated Beach Experience

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.
Advice:
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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Tarkarli Overview

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.