Tarkarli is a narrow stretch of beach with pristine waters, located at the convergence of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea. It is 546 k.m. away from Mumbai, 6 kms. south of Malvan, on the west coast of India. This place has gained prominence because of its transparently clear seas, where on a fairly sunny day, one can see the sea- bed up to a depth of 20 feet. This beach can be rightly called as ‘Queen Beach’ of Sindhudurg.
Sea and sand blending in enchanting natural harmony, gracefully cruising boats in calm and cool river waters add to the beauty of this beach. Here newly built M .T. D.C. Cottages are ready to provide you comfortable accommodation and recreation facilities. Now MTDC has made houseboat facility available at Tarkarli. 2 houseboats, namely, Hiranyakeshi (a deluxe houseboat) and Karli (a standard houseboat) are at the service of discerning traveler. These fully equipped luxury boats have the Hi-tech equipment and all luxurious amenities on board. For more details and latest tariff visit MTDC site on web.
For adventure water sports lovers, snorkeling and scuba diving facilities are also available at Tarkarli. For novice, well-trained snorkeling guides will guide snorkeling trip ensuring safety and make it sure that one can have the first and finest ever experience of marine life.
While at Trakarli, do make a point to taste special Malvani food such as variety of fish items, ‘kombadi-vada’.
Activities to do:
Scuba Diving: Do you want to explore the Konkan below water in Arabian Sea? Programs are offered for all ages - Open Water, Advanced Water, Rescue Diver, Dive Master, Certified Diving etc. Water Sport, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling.
For Skuba diving, Snorkeling and water sport packages Click Here.
Gallery: Visit Gallery here
Map: Visit Map here
Tarkarli has a huge number resorts, hotels for every budget. During the season these hotels gets full so make sure you book your reservation in advance..
By air: Nearest is Mumbai.
By rail: Nearest railhead is Kudal, 45 k.m. on Konkan Railway.
Mumbai–Tarkarli, 546 k.m.,Kolhapur–Tarkarli , 160 k.m.,Malvan –Tarkarli , 8 k.m.
State transport buses ply From Mumbai, Kolhapur or Pune to Malvan and from Malvan to Tarkarli . Rickshaws are also available from Malvan.
Places to see nearby:
1) Sindhudurg Fort ,8 k.m., one of Maharashtra’s more popular and important sea fort, built in the 17th century and the famous Padmagad fort.
2) Devbag, 5 k.m. 3) Dhamapur Lake 4) Bhagwati Temple 5) Bharadi Devi Angnewadi
6) Jay Ganesh Temple 7) Rameshwar Temple 8) Amboli Hill Station
9) Bhalachandra Maharaj Ashram 108) Kunkeshwar Temple and Beach
11) Bhogve Beach 12) Nivati Beach 13) Shiroda Velagar Beach
(Contributed by Prasad Ghanekar)