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Places to visit in Tarkarli

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

Sindhudurg Fort

Once a stronghold of the Maratha King Shivaji, the name “Sindhudurg”means a fort that was built on the ocean floor. It is one of the most renowned monuments in the district. The fort is a fine example of architectural talent and was completed in the year in 1667. The fort also houses some temples that you can visit. One has to take a boat or ferry to reach the fort. 

Rock Garden

The Rock Garden in Malvan at a distance of 8km is situated on a rocky shore near the Malvan Jetty. The Rock Garden is beautifully maintained and is an ideal picnic spot. You can witness some of the most impressive sunsets and sunrises from the place. 

Cultural Attractions

Tarkarli mainly comprises Konkani and Marathi population. You would also see influences of the Goan culture in Tarkarli. Temples like the Mahapurush Temple and the Shree Shivchhatrapati Temple are some fine examples of the cultural heritage of Tarkarli. Most people speak Konkani, Marathi and Malvan. Konkanis are colourful people, who enjoy music and dancing. Konkani music is upbeat and Konkani dances like Deknni are enjoyable. The people of Tarkarli enjoy seafood

For Kids

Besides making sand castles and beach combing, children can enjoy the various water sporting activities offered in and around Tarkarli. The Rock Garden and the Marine Sanctuary in Malvan which is 8km away are the other Tarkarli's points of interest for children. If you are willing to travel a slight distance away, the Splashdown Water Park on the Baga-Anjuna main road in Baga, Goa is an exciting place for children. The water park is approximately 102km from Tarkar

Dhamapur Lake

A visit to the scenic Dhamapur Lake is a must; you can spend some time relaxing on the lake side. Also, you can take a relaxing boat ride in the Karli river and Backwaters.

Kanak Devi Temple

This temple is dedicated to Kanak Devi who is a form of Goddess Durga. The temple attracts many devotees and is considered to be extremely sacred by the locals.


This is a pretty hill station located about 80km away. Amboli offers you picturesque views of the Sahyadri Hills and rolling forests.

Sarjekot Fort

This is another splendid fort built by Shivaji in 1668 on the Kalavali creek. Since Sarjekotis also a natural port, it was used as a shelter for the war ships during storms.

JB Garden

The JB Garden in Sawantwadi is named after the prominent freedom fighter, Jagannath Rao Bhosale. The park is a very famous recreation centre and picnic spot.

Famous Landmarks

Tarkarli Beaches the most famous landmark in the village. Besides, other beaches and temples in the area such as the Mahapurush Temple are other important landmarks. A big statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji near the Kudal-Malvan road which leads to Tarkarli Beach, and the MTDC Resort, are other major landmarks.


Shree Shivchhatrapati Temple

Built in 1695 by Rajaram in the honour of his father – Maratha ruler ChhatrapatiShivaji, this is one of the oldest temples in this area. The temple has an idol of Shivaji carved in black stone and has the prints of his feet and palms on limestone slabs. 

The Golden Rock

The Golden Rock is another natural sightseeing & tourist attraction in Tarkarli which is a must visit. It is a beautiful rock formation in the sea and looks magnificent during the sunrise and sunset.

Sawantwadi Palace and Museum

There are no museums in Tarkarli, but about 52km away in Sawantwadi is the Sawantwadi Palace and Museum. This beautiful construction built between 1775 and 1803 was once the home of the Bhonsle and Sawantwadi rulers. The museum is very famous in the region for its splendid collection of lacquerware goods. It houses other artefacts and relics of historical importance like the personal belongings of the royal families, paintings, etc.



Vengurla,which is 47km away, is another popular spot for beaches. Besides the beaches, Vengurla has plenty to offer in terms of cultural attractions and temples.

Padamgarh Fort

Situated between the Sindhudurg Fort and the sea coast, this fort was used as a shipyard for constructing ships and for defending the Sindhudurg fort. The fort is all but submerged in water these days, however, you can still see remnants of it.



Tarkarli hassome of the most beautiful beaches in the country. The sand on these beaches is like pure gold and the waters are a mesmerising turquoise colour. The sight is just out of a postcard and the views of the Arabian Sea would leave you amazed. The most famous beaches here are the Tarkarli Beach, the Achra Beach, and the Kolamb Beach.At a short distance of 20km lies the Nivati fort and beach.


Other than the pristine beaches, Tarkarli is also blessed with the presence of one of nature’s friendliest animals – dolphins. During the winter months, you can spot dolphins coming up for the sun. Watching them swim in perfect synchrony will be the highlight of your trip.

Mahapurush Temple

This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has two Shivalings which, according to fables, are self-manifested. The temple is very famous in the region and is highly revered by the devotees. 

Malvan and Devbag

For beaches and water sports, you can head to Malvan and Devbag which are at a distance of 8km and7km, respectively. Malvan also has a marine sanctuary which is an excellent option for children. A major attraction in Devbag is the delta of the Karli river where it meets the Arabian Sea.

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