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Malvan Tourism

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.

Malvan is also known for its beaches that are clean, refreshing and less crowded. People can have wide spread-out sunset views. Water sports are also available for fun.

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.

Boat rides in Karli backwaters are also enjoyed by visitors. Visit Sindhudurg Fort, Rock Garden and the temples Nearby. Try the famous coconut, rice and fish dishes of Malvani cuisine along With Malvani Sweets and Sokadi - A drink made from the kokum fruit. Malvan is perfect for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling.

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The beach in Malvan

A commercially active beach in the Konkan region, this beach boasts of huge patches of beautiful white sands and stretches of cashew, mango, and coconut trees. This beach makes Malvan a great getaway. The white sands and blue waters coupled together add a very exotic feel to the place.


There are some stories which are related to the name 'Malvan'. Earlier Salt producers used the term 'Mahalavan' to describe a region rich in salt, a compound word from' maha' meaning 'great' and 'Lavan' meaning plantation (salt) through which the place derived its name. Another possibility was with the words 'mad' and 'ban' meaning trees and garden respectively as Malvan has a lot of coconut trees around it.

Restaurants and Local Food in Malvan

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
Coconut, Rice and fish are the prime ingredients in Malvani cuisine. 

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Suggested Itinerary for Malvan

Malvan requires at least two full days to completely enchant you and leave you with a sense of awe. 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 snorkelling activities. Indulge in a sumptuous Malvani lunch and proceed to Rameshwar Temple, after which 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.

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Gurmit kaur

1 year ago
Great experience. Less tourist but friendly locals. Great Malvan food for mainly non veggies. Its good to relax with family and walk on the beach. "Text Hidden"

Kovid Kapoor

3 years ago
- 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 (Read More)beforehand.

Prasannakumar Mayekar

2 years ago
Sindhudurg fort, A king of sea fort in Maharashtra built in 16th century. If you come in Malvan Tarkarli, then don't forget to visit this fort otherwise you'll miss you lot. The attractions in sindhu (Read More)durg fort 1. One and only one temple of Shri Shivaji Raje, 2. 2 Wells of Pure and sweet water even though the fort is covered with sea water by all sides. 3. Huge stones mounted to built wall in 16th without crane 4. Vision of architecture who built the fort to defeat the enemy willing to attack 5. if you move around the fort by boat you can't find the entry in. thus you can fine many more things for more details visit "link hidden"
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