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 fa (Read More)mous for it's mouth-watering Malvani sea-food and sweets.

Here is the list of 16 Things to Do in Malvan

1. Water Sports at Tsunami Island

Water Sports at Tsunami Island

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.

2. Sindhudurg Fort

Sindhudurg Fort
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Located off the coast of Maharashtra, the Sindhudurg Fort is an ancient fortress occupying an islet in the Arabian Sea. Not only is this mighty fort a historically significant attraction, but the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape makes it a popular tourist spot.

3. Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving
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Sindhudurg fort in Malvan is one of the few places where scuba diving can be done in India. Due to its relatively clear water, it serves as a perfect spot for Scuba diving.

4. Watch Sunset at Rock Garden

Watch Sunset at Rock Garden
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The Rock garden is situated near the Arase Mahal, on the rocky shore of Malvan. It is a beautifully built garden overlooking the Chivla beach.

5. Spot Dolphins on Boat-ride at Devbag Beach

Spot Dolphins on Boat-ride at Devbag Beach

Devbag Beach is one of the commercial beach destinations in Malvan. Along with the long stretch of golden seashore, the attraction is a famous hub for water sports with Kayaking, Jet Skiing, Bumper and Banana rides to choose from.

6. Jai Ganesh Mandir

Jai Ganesh Mandir

Jai Ganesh Mandir was built by an astrologer and the creator of "Kalnirnay" calendar, Jayantrao Salgaonkar. The stunning shrine, painted in white and gold houses a divine idol of Lord Ganesha along with his consorts Riddhi and Siddhi.

7. Snorkeling

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Snorkeling to see coral reefs is another popular activity to do here. On the outer side of the fort walls, one can see wonderful live coral reefs and marine life while snorkeling.

8. Rameshwar Temple

Rameshwar Temple
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Located in the state of Tamil Nadu, the Rameshwar Temple is a magnificent shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. Being one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, it is a highly revered temple among the devotees. This temple consists of the longest corridor among all the Hindu temples in the country.

9. Beaches to Explore in Malvan

Beaches to Explore in Malvan

Stretching from Achara in the North to Devbaug in the South, the beaches in Malvan are synonymous with beauty, peace and serenity. Popular for the most mesmerising sunrise and sunset views, some of these beaches also have lighthouses on the shores. Most of the beaches in Malvan are unexplored and uncommercialized.

10. Malvan Marine Sanctuary

Malvan Marine Sanctuary

The only marine sanctuary in the state, Malvan Marine Sanctuary was established in 1987 to preserve this biologically rich coastal region. It offers an unexploited environment for marine flora and fauna including coral, Pearl oysters, seaweed, molluscs and over 30 species of fish.

11. Shri Wageshwar Temple

Shri Wageshwar Temple

Shri Wageshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to a local legend, a mariner found a Shivalinga while angling. The locals thus decided to build a temple and preserve the ecology of the region which often had tigers visiting.

12. Talashil Tondavali Beach

Talashil Tondavali Beach

Talashil Tondavali Beach is one of the beautiful beaches in the country, still left quite unexploited. The long stretch of golden sand lined with coconut trees and the gentle glistening waves make it a perfect beach destination for those wanting to avoid the crowds.

13. Vengurla Malvan Beach

Vengurla Malvan Beach

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.

14. Sateri Devi Jal Mandir

Sateri Devi Jal Mandir

Sateri Devi Jal Mandir is dedicated to Goddess Sateri. The beautiful surroundings with dense forestation is a treat to the eyes. The temple has an artificial water body all around the shrine which adds to the tranquillity of the attraction. It is, therefore, also known as Jal Mandir.

15. Go for a Shopping Spree

  Go for a Shopping Spree
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Malvan is a fishing port town in the state of Maharashtra. You can buy products made from cashews, kokum and mango here. You can also pick up different kinds of flour here and try different indigenous dishes right at home.

16. Try the Malvani Dishes

Try the Malvani Dishes

Malvan being in the Konkan region of Maharashtra near the coast, is famous for its seafood. Fried fish is a must-try, and Fish curry with steamed rice makes for a wholesome meal. Solkadi - a drink made out of kokum with a hint of chilly, makes a fitting end to a sumptuous meal.

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