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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 its minimal human penetration.