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Malvan

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

Understand[edit]

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 km.

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]

  • Medha - Within Malvan city Kushewada and Gold Ganpati Mandir
  • Sindhudurga
Sindhudurga

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 8 and last boat leaves 1700 hours in the evening. fare for them is 57 per person which include return cost as on date (NOVEMBER 2009)

Rock garden near to sindhu durg fort . It has on the rocks view of sunset.

Do[edit]

  • Tarkarli

Situated 6 km south of Malvan and 546 km 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.

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation [1] has one resort here.

MTDC quarters provide snorkeling facilities near Sindhudurga.

Buy[edit]

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

Eat[edit]

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. Worth testing Fried Fish.If you want to try some malvani dish at your home try Mr. Vidyadhar Padawe's masala shopnear Malvan Fish Market. You will get authentic home made Sunday masal, Garam Masala, Malvani Masala.

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Sleep[edit]

  • Aai Beach Home (Aai Beach Home). A small home based resort with two rooms right on the Tarkarli-Devbag stretch
  • Gananayak resort (Gananayak resort Devbag). 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.
  • Manorama Niwas (Manorama Homestay). A small resort with three cottage rooms right on the Tarkarli Beach.
  • saagar sangam, deobag (next to MTDC house boats), +91 2365-248448. Check-in: 12PM, check-out: 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.
  • Siddhivinayak Beach Resort (Siddhivinayak Beach Resort). A mid size resort in devbag with A/C and non A/C rooms, dormitories and cottages.
  • Hotel Sagar Kinara, Malvan (Malvan hotel Sagar Kinara), 5 Somwar Peth (Near Malvan Beach), +91 2365 252264. Check-in: 10pm, check-out: 12am. Hotel Sagar Kinara is equipped with all essential amenities, deluxe, super deluxe rooms, multi cuisine restaurant and bar. 1000.

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