Malvan is a culturally and historically important town in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. It is well known historically for the Sindhudurg Fort of Chatrapati Shivajiraje. Culturally, it is famous for it's mouth-watering Malvani sea-food and sweets.
Fishing is the main occupation of the region, which generally sees a hot and humid climate because of its proximity to the sea. Malvan attracts a lot of tourists because of it's minimal human penetration.
Malvan being in the Konkan region of Maharashtra near the coast, is famous for its sea-food. Fried fish is a must try and Fish curry with steamed rice makes for a wholesome meal. Solkadi - drink made out of kokum with a hint of chilly, makes a fitting end to a sumptuous meal.
Malvani Laddoos made from gram flour and jaggery is a delight for people with a sweet tooth.
There are a few decent to moderate hotels in and around Malvan that offer good services at reasonable rates.
State transport buses and rickshaws are available for intra-city commuting. You can also hire a private vehicle or rent a cab for a day.
Malvan requires at least two full days to completely enchant you and leave you with a sense of overwhelm. Choose a weekend, since, because of its minimal human penetration, the place is not crowded by tourists even on weekends. Start your day by visiting the famous Sindhudurg fort and enjoy the scuba-diving and snorkeling activities. Indulge in a sumptuous Malvani lunch and proceed to Rameshwar Temple, after this you can spend some time on one of the beaches of your choice and proximity. Have dinner at the hotels near the beach and retire for the night at one of the hotels or lodges. Next day, after breakfast, visit another beach and enjoy the cool morning sea breeze. You can then visit the Rock Gardens at Arse Mahal. After lunch, you can choose to visit another beach or temple nearby or pack to return.
Being near the coast, the air can be quite humid and hot in summers, plan your visit accordingly.
In case of planning to stay back, make sure you enquire about the availability of hotel rooms beforehand.