Posted by : Sandeep December 8, 2012

Image courtesy: Ankur P 

  Bay of Bengal in the East,Arabian sea in the West and Indian Ocean touching the extreme tip, India is blessed with many beautiful beaches. Tourists from all over the world visit these beaches in search of unexplored destination, adding credits to their travel diary.

A perfect blend of Malvan tradition and modern amenities, Tarkarli is very fast growing tourist hub and is becoming the next preferred location after Goa.

A clear sand beach with long coastlines, bestowed with natural green belt, Tarkali is perfect choice for travellers looking for peaceful ambiance away from city and maddening over crowded beaches.

A touch of soft sand and fresh air fills one with Utopia and nostalgia. Much clear water with visible seabed, Tarkali is very famous for Scuba Diving in the sate of Maharashtra. Tarkarli is a beautiful beach with abundant underwater beauty such as coral reefs, exotics fishes, sea plants, dolphins, and much more to be explored through scuba diving.A perfect treasure trove for the beach lovers.

Majour Tourist Attractions in Tarkali :   

 It is not only beach that make the village of Tarkarli a special tourist spot but there are also other places and fun activities that amuse the tourists and attract them in large number. Sindhudurg Fort, Dhamapur Lake, Sri Shivchhatrapati temple are other interesting places you can visit around the village of Tarkarli. There are back-water activities that attract many travelers here. Tourists often get to see dolphins here.

Scuba Diving - 


Tarkarli is blessed with an impressive shoreline ,clean and unpolluted water and water sports makes this beach major attration for diving. Snorkelling & Scuba Diving at Tarkarli is a real adventure for sporty people ,with wide variety of marine species finding safe abode in the labyrinth of corals here. Though not very far from Goa, Tarkarli had managed to preserve its basic indigenous beauty. Unexplored virgin beauty is hamlet for people looking for peaceful environment and travellers to unravel the astounding underwater beauty of the Arabian Sea. Scuba Diving experience in the presence of diving expert and certified scuba instructors along with proper safety equipment makes diving much more exciting, the idiosyncratic marine species adds more to the experience here.


Water Sports - 

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Water scooters, Waterbed rides, Banana ride, Water floats, Parasailing and variety of water sports at Tarkarli would add more fun to your vacation at Tarkarli. This beach is also a trusted zone for female turtle for egg hatching.


Boat House Stay – 

Not only Kerela but you may enjoy “Boat House Stay” at Tarkarli as well. Backwater region created by Karli river is ideal for boat stay providing serence and safe environment that makes Tarkarli a must to visit spot in the entire of Maharashtra. Budget as well as luxurie boat promises you  with a contended holiday experience within them.

Dolphin Spot – 


Arabian Sea in itself has a history of thriving flora and fauna and Tarkarli being located along the Arabian coastline is rich with a  range of rare and exotic marine species. Dolphins are probably the most loved ocean-living animals of all, exceptionally charismatic and expressive. Clear water, pleasant and pleasant waves, a variety of coral reefs, an abundance of exotic fish and others make this hamlet a must-visit destination for lovers of marine life. Since snorkelling is a shallow water activity , it is safest for kids at Tarkarli beach.

SindhuDurg Fort-

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Still standing brave with its strong history who had witnessed various ups and down, Sindhudurg is a glorious symbol of Maratha Empire Valour.
The ford took around 3 year by special team of Portugal architects. It is among one of the most safe fort build by the Maratha Empire.
With its solid walls and prominent gates, this fort is a fascinating piece of history that makes it a favorite destination for tourists. . Maybe one of the reasons this spectacular fort has been able to stand the test of time is its unique and unyielding construction style.

Best time to visit Tarkarli :

Temperature of the region varies according to season. It reaches up to of 32 degree Celsius in summer while in winter it remains around 21 degree Celsius. Travellers looking for water sports and scuba diving must visit between October to March. This is also the best festival time in India so you may witness purely Konkan cuture during this time.
For people who wish to enjoy heavy rainfall and unleash the natural green belt of Konkan, July to September is the best time for them.

Though Tarkarli is small village, it houses some hotel which provides accommodation facilities to the visitors.

How to reach :

By Train: Kokan railway line gives connectivity to all the major station from India. If you are travelling by train get down at Kudal or Sawantwadi railway station.  From Kudal you can take state run bus or other private vehicle to reach Tarkarli. Kudal is connected to other cities and towns of the state. 

By Air: 

Goa (Dabolim Airport) is the nearest air base. Direct Flight from Mumbai, Delhi and all major cities may be available. To get to your hotel or destination you can book a cab from Goa airport  

By Road : 

State run buses are available fro many cities in Maharashtra, like Mumbai, Panaji, Pune, Kolhapur and Ratnagiri. The frequency of these buses is good, and is also the cheapest option in terms of travel.  Tarkarli is 475 km (Panvel Kochi Road, NH 17) and 576 km (Mumbai Kohlapur Road NH 4) away from Mumbai. Daily private, luxury and State Transport bus service available from various parts of Goa, Mumbai, Pune to Malvan. 

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