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Places to visit in Malvan

When you travel to Malvan, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Malvan, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Malvan to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Malvan things to do can include exploring Malvan attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Attractions in malvan


It stands on a stony island called Kurte. This fort, literally meaning ‘Ocean Fort’, was built in the year 1664 AD by the great Maratha warrior Shivaji. It is proved that 3000 workers were hired for three years to construct this fort. The Sindhudurg Fort is the most excellently preserved forts of the Marathas. 


Bharadi Devi temple is a place of worship where Goddess Bharadimata lives. This temple has received significant importance because it is considered ‘jagrut’ and the deity is said to have amazing wish fulfilling powers. ‘Navas’ or wishes of devotees are said to be fulfilled by the resident goddess. This temple is located approximately 10 kms from Malvan.


The rural community of Achara of this place of worship of Lord Shiva that is commonly recognized as ‘inamdar Shri DevRameshwar’. The structural design of the place of worship is impressive and stunning. The main arrangement of the place of worship was built in the year 1684 AD.


The place of worship was built by Shri JayantraoSalgaonkar. The Ganesh temple has been structured as per the sacred principles of shrine structure in India. The statue of Ganesha is prepared from Panchdhatu. This central statue in the shrine is in the customary pose with Riddhi- Siddhi goddess. Goddess Siddhi is holding a Dhol along with a sword in her hand, whereas Goddess Riddhi holds a pen and paper. The entry has eight statues of Ganesha carved on top.


The Rock garden is situated near the Arase Mahal and on the Rocky Shore of Malvan. It is a wonderful place to enjoy the sunset. The view of the sea that garden offers is simply breathtaking.


This Beach is located at the junction of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea. Tarkarli Beach is well-known because of the clarity of the sea waters. This beach is also recognized as Sindhudurg‘Queen Beach’. One can snorkel as well as go scuba diving at Tarkarli Beach. 


This Beach is a ‘C’ formed beach which extends to 2 kilometers. This beach comprises white colour sand along with plain water. This beach is extremely tiny, relaxing and serene. 


This Beach is a gorgeous beach with very well grains of supple white substances. It is situated at 19 kilometres north of Malvan city. This beach is normally deserted, although the supple sea breeze blows incessantly, offering it a refreshing stroke. 


This Lake is well-known for its spotless, see-through waters. It extends over 5 acres. It is the largest lake in the region. The lake area is ideal for excursions as well as water sports. Boating servicesare also accessible here. The Dhamapur Lake is a fabricated lake that was built in the year 1530 by the Ruler Nagesh Desai. On two parts, the lake is bound by attractive picturesque hill ranges. The water is translucent and comprises a dense farm of coconut, mango and so on. 


This Beach is the union of the Karli River that flows into the Arabian Sea. Travellers are drawn towards the eye-catching white sand in addition to the beautiful blue waters of this beach. The Devbagh beach is a perfect site for picnicking, sunbathing and swimming. One can view a bunch of local ocean birds that throng seashores nearby. There is a hill located in the back drop that provides a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea.Moreover,there is a beautiful lighthouse located on the stony island.


This is basically a popular art form in the Konkan region of Maharashtra and areas around Malvan. It is a play that talks about the 10 forms or incarnations of Lord Vishnu. This is usually put up during ‘Saptah’ or the ‘mahapuja’ of the Gram Devta. During this play that goes on till the wee hours of the morning villagers sell home made products like Lonache(Pickle), Khaja, "KhatkhateLadu" and the like. The celebration or ‘ utsav’ is the main event and attraction to the villagers.

Activities in malvan

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Malvan is a vacation destination where there is no lack of activities to engage in. Be it snorkelling, SCUBA Diving ,water games, an easy boat ride in the backwaters of Karli or else a tour to the exotic islands off the shore with dolphins. Boating is the most well-liked actions in Malvan city, be it in the Karli backwaters or a stopover at the islands off the shore or even a trip to the Bhogwe beach as well as Nivati fortress. Whereas the backwaters of Karli provide vistas similar to the world famous backwaters of Kerala with palms as well as calm waters, possibilities of spotting a dolphin are high.

The dive provided in Malvan is more of a joyride in the underwater sphere and not the customary SCUBA Diving. The SCUBA Diving in Malvan is carried with an airline diving structure where oxygen is placed in a tank in the ship and the diver just carries the air line pipe. As SCUBA Diving in this city is done with this structure, nominal training is necessary. Moreover, tourists can get a peep into the undersea globe with nearly five minutes tutoring. Malvan is in the present day the most sought after destination for water sports in Maharashtra. A tsunami island off Devbaug, resting on the Karli backwaters, is the centre of water activities in Malvan with all the main water rides including parasailing in the ocean. For people who find Scuba-Diving hard, Snorkelling services are also offered by the operators. Malvan is rising as a beach tourist place near Mumbai and Goa. The state administration is trying its best to offer much needed infrastructural services to bring it on the peak of the tourist area list.

Diving places at Malvan are supposed to be great in the Indian subcontinent. Marine Tourist has launched the Konkan diving vision for those who wish to try Snorkelling. You can also opt for many other sports activities. Kids above nine yearscan also take pleasure in the water games along with the specialized divers. You can even obtain  PADI documentation in diving as well as snorkellingwhile having fun in your holiday. The shore has a range of interesting marine life to travel around such as brilliant corals, coloured fish along with loads of other kinds of marine life together with Sargassum jungle. For submarine marine action, October to April is the finest season andthe best time in the day is between 9 am to 5 pm. The equipment needed for submarine actions are provided at the site. Tarakarli and Devbag are the finest area in the Malvan city to take pleasure in scuba diving and snorkelling.


Food in malvan


Malvan cityis well-known for Sea-cuisine. This restaurant is run by Mr. and Mrs.Walke and serves superior quality and fresh Sea-Cuisine. The fried fish at this restaurant is completely worth trying.


Malvani food is the standard food of the Konkan area of Maharashtra as well as Goa. Even though Malvani food is mainly non-vegetarian, there are loads of vegetarian delicacies. Even though it is a self-governing food, it partly covers Maharashtrian food along with Goan food. Do try ou theMalvani bass curry, Kombdi Vade, Malvani Mutton Curry, Mori masala. And you must sample theSolkadhiwhis is a drink prepared from coconut milk andKokam. There are many moreMalvanidishes that you can easily have at eateries in Malvan city.

Nevertheless, not all of the food is spicy and hot. The 'Konkanastha Brahmin' fashion of cooking is fairly bland but very yummy and vegetarian as well. Fish dishes dominate the Malvanicuisine. The blazing seafood curries might be a bit too hot for a number of people, however they are very tasty. The Malvani food is very similar to Goan and coastal South Indian food. Regardless of what you do or do not do in Malvan city, you must not miss out on sampling Malvani food that is a mix of Maharashtrianand Goan cooking styles.

Shopping in malvan


This is the finest shopping places in this town. The marketplace is totally packed with stores trading all kinds of basic as well as household items. The marketplace is well-known for ShevkandiLadoo, spices, cashew and so on. This marketplace is affordable. While visiting Malvan city, a visit to the Malvan marketplace is an absolute must. One could shop for genuine Malvani hand ground masalas in the Malvan bazaar. Apart from this, you can buy high quality, famous timber toys and timber artwork finished by Sawantwadi artisans.

Things to Buy:

  •  Malvani Masala
  •  Mango Commodities
  •  Kokam Commodities
  •  Cashew
  •  Prawns along with other fish
  •  ShevkandiLadoo
  •  KulithPithi
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