Tsunami Island is the adventure hub in Malvan - a paradise for adventure buffs and water babies and is famous for a wide variety of water sports including jet skiing, banana boat, kayaking and bumper boats. The sand found on the island is said to be magnetic and possesses the ability to cure joint ailments when massaged on the affected parts of the body._
Distance from Malvan: 13 km
Vengurla Malvan Beach is another gem in Malvan. The beautiful beach, explored by few, offers a serene atmosphere with hills covered with palm, coconut, cashew and mango trees surrounding a part of the long stretch of the golden shoreline. The beach has also witnessed several historic events including attacks in the 19th century and is considered a site of historic importance in the country._
Distance from Malvan: 50 km
Achara Beach is a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the region. The attraction is known for its picturesque location with a hill on one side that has a lighthouse to direct the seafarers, a long stretch of smooth golden sand and clean waters of the Arabian sea. The beach is also famous for water sports and is one of the few beaches in India where one can spot some friendly dolphins._
Distance from Malvan: 22 km
Known For : Amboli Falls Madhavgad Fort Shirgaonkar Point
Amboli lies in the Sahyadri hills in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. It is the last hill station of Maharashtra before the plains of Goa begin and is a relatively unexplored one. Amboli receives the highest rainfalls in Maharashtra and thus remains pleasant all round the year. It attracts a lot of weekend visitors from Goa and Belgaum.
Distance from Malvan: 78 km
Best Time: June to September
Known For : Jaigad Fort Swayambhu Ganpati Temple Jaigad Lighthouse
Situated in pretty surroundings, Ratnagiri is blessed with hills, sea shores, creeks, beautiful rivers, hot water springs, forests and water falls and offers a rejuvenating experience to travelers. Ratnagiri is a travelers dream come true destination with its majestic Sahyadri range and Arabian sea with virginal white beaches, cascading waterfalls, hot water springs palm groves, majestic monuments and the most famous, Alphonso mangoes. Ratnagiri has some of the magnificent forts built during the Shivaji period.
Distance from Malvan: 143 km
Best Time: October to March
Known For : Sawantwadi Palace Moti Talao (Lake) Shopping in Sawantwadi
Sawantwadi is a scenic town situated in the Konkan region of Maharashtra in the Sindhudurg district. It is located on the National Highway (NH17) that connects Mumbai and Goa. It is popular stop for people commuting to Mumbai or Goa for refreshment and rest. It is closely built town where everything is situated near each other making it an ideal pitstop for tourists.
Distance from Malvan: 54 km
Best Time: September to March
Known For : Panhala Fort Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary Shri Chatrapati Shahu Museum (New Palace)
Kolhapur is situated on the banks of the river Panchaganga in the south-west region of Maharashtra. Situated 230 kilometres away from Pune, Kolhapur is one of the princely states and boasts of a rich legacy dating back to the times of the Marathas. Presently, Kolhapur is known for Kolhapuri sandals and necklaces that are sold worldwide. Kolhapur derives its name from a mythological story of Kolhasur - a demon who was slain by Goddess Mahalakshmi.
Distance from Malvan: 155 km
Best Time: July to February
Known For : Belgaum Fort Kapileshwar Gokak Falls
Belgaum, also known as Belagavi, is a city in the state of Karnataka. Located on the northern foothills of the Western Ghats, Belgaum city serves as the Administrative headquarters of Belgaum District which shares its borders with the neighbouring states of Maharashtra and Goa. It is situated at a distance of 505 km from Bangalore and Mumbai, and just 100 km from Panjim, Goa. Belgaum is also known as Kunda Nagari for the famous sweet confectionary, Kunda, made from Milk and Sugar.
Distance from Malvan: 146 km
Kunkeshwar is a village on the bank of the Arabian Sea. The village is known for Kunkeshwar Temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Kunkeshwar is also famous for producing Alphonso mangoes. Known to be a perfectly peaceful and tranquil place, the highlight of the hamlet is the revered Shiva temple. Besides, the chiming of the temple bells along with the crashing of waves on the golden sunlit shores makes the place even more enticing, even more meditative.
Distance from Malvan: 42 km
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