Tarkarli is famous for its long and narrow stretch of beach, with its pristine water, white sand, and of course Singhudurg, Maharashtra's popular sea fort.
Tarkarli with a series of pristine beaches made up of white sand makes it an ideal choice for a holiday weekend. If lucky enough, you might spot Dolphins too. Tarkarli boasts of the finest talcum-powder sand to be found along Konkan. It could be called the most beautiful beach in all of Maharashtra, if not in India. As this place is just being discovered, you might be in time to find it untarnished by commercialization. The pristine white beaches shrouded with suru trees are a perfect place to relax, get in touch with nature and eat amazing Malvani food. The choice ranges from a long stroll along pristine white sand beaches to revisiting the past glory of Maratha bastion and forts.
MTDC resort though it can be a little expensive. Try for government approved homes and families that provide rooms on rent as it might turn out to be cheaper than the resort and you might get to eat a mouth watering Konkani meal
A beautiful hotspot of coral life. Home to a rare scuba diving training centre in Maharashtra.
Not easily accessible.
Ideal for bold adventurers. Suitable for backpackers from places like Mumbai, Panjim etc. Also for people looking for a relaxing getaway.
Day 1 - Reach Tarkarli, preferably by noon, and take some rest. In the evening, you can go for a stroll in the famous markets of Tarkarli, primarily Malwan Market at Tarkarli, where you can get some curios and souvenirs, especially stuff like aam papad and cashew bars for yourself and your friends and family.† Day 2 - You can start with parasailing at the seaside near Tarkarli beach, or you can opt for a scuba diving to have a slice of coral life near Tarkarli. Day 3 - The final day can start with a lovely view of the Karli Backwaters. Not very far from Tarkarli is the famous Sindhudurg Fort, which houses some remnants of the glorious Maratha history at the time of Chattrapati Shivaji.
A popular seaside destination, with a marvellous coral life for display, Tarkarli is a destination with a long coastline and absolutely clean waters. Not much encroached by humans, Tarkarli maintains some of its coastal ecosystems absolutely well. On a clear day, you can see the seabed up to 20 ft. in the water. This presents a beautiful view along with the tall 'Shuru' trees in the background. No wonder why Tarkarli, with its freshwaters beckoning, is also an emerging adventure sports hotspot in India. Tarkarli is also famous for being the official destination of the only scuba diving training centre in Maharashtra.†††
This is a prominent reason for the huge influx of tourists to Tarkarli. The beautiful Tarkarli beach is one of the popular hotspots of the Tarkarli river. This is also the site where Karli river and the Arabian Sea meet each other. Apart from the cleanliness, the beautiful coral beaches is another plus point for the beach of Tarkarli, which invites bold adventurers to have a look at the pulchritude of the sea life, untouched and pristine. Tarkarli is also a hotspot for water based adventure sports, from snorkelling to jet skiing and houseboat rides, as the list goes on. To sum it up, if you're in for some seaside adventure at Tarkarli, you won't be disappointed.†††
The cuisine of Tarkarli is dominated by seafood and a distinct Konkani influence mixed with typical Maharashtrian elements. Mori Masala or Shark curry is a popular delicacy along a number of fish preparations using popular masalas and spices. Though non-vegetarian food is popular, there are a number of options for vegetarians too. One must also try the variety of pickles available here.
- Carry Slippers and light clothes if you want to enjoy the beach. Avoid using shoes and expensive clothings/jewelery on the beach
By Pallavi Siddhanta
How is it to scuba dive in√?¬†Malvan√?¬†(Tarkarli/Sindhudurg)? Is there any presence of marine life or only corals?