Known for its many beaches, Tarkarli is an instance of paradise for beach lovers located in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. Tarkarli Beach is situated almost 7 km south of Malvan, at the confluence of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea. With countless beaches such as Kolam, Tarkarli and Achra, you could spend your whole day walking and lazing around and enjoying the various adventurous sports available.
Beckon the adventure sports enthusiast in you here at Tarkarli Beach, which has a lot in store for all those who are seeking some thrills along the coast. Scuba diving is a unique experience of the underwater life where you dive deep into the beach water and witness marine creatures in their natural habitat. Tarkarli is also the proud host to India's first integrated and biggest scuba diving centre in Sindhudurg. It is called the Indian Institute of Scuba Diving and Aquatic Sports (IISDA) and is accredited to PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors). As an integrated facility, IISDA is scuba diving school as well as a resort. It has a dedicated 25 ft deep pool for Scuba training, underwater research and commercial shooting. The approximate range of the prices of these activities here include:-
Only SCUBA Diving: INR 1500
SCUBA Diving with Water sports: INR 2250
SCUBA Diving with Water sports & Parasailing: INR 3000
In addition to its amazing Scuba Diving Adventures, Tarkarli Beach has a host of other activities to offer its patrons as well. Boating is another laid - back activity that can be pursued here if you wish to enjoy the serenity of the atmosphere without much hassle. Other water - based sports here include activities such as snorkelling, white water rafting, water rides and parasailing that are held here for the visitors. There are dolphin trips available where you can see the dolphins jumping right out of the water. The currents are quite strong in the Tarkarli beach and it is advisable not go deeper than a waist-high level. Boat owners will stop the boat in the deep water to allow a swim where the currents are less strong.
A trip to Tarkarli Beach will be incomplete without a stay at one of the resorts here Nothing beats the experience of living your days in the lap of this beach, as you sip on some delicious coconut water and witness the sun set for the day. Some of the most popular resorts here include Avisa Nila Beach Resort, MTDC - Tarkarli Resort, Blue Water Resort, Kinara Resort, Blue Sea Beach Homes and Sagar Sparsh - The Sea Touch. These places offer an amazing view of the beach and have a number of in house amenities that will make your stay very comfortable and memorable.
The best time of the year to visit Tarkarli beach is from the month of October to March.
Tarkarli falls under Malvan Taluka/Tehsil of Sindhudurg District in Maharashtra, thereby making Malvan City as the node of reach. The nearest major cities are Mumbai, Pune and Goa with The Konkan Express and Mandovi Express being the major trains on this route. By road, the best route is via Kolhapur from where you may either take Radhanagari route or the Gaganbawda route. Tarkarli is connected to Malvan by a network of buses and rickshaws as well.
1. Do not litter the premises
2. Follow the safety instructions if you intend to indulge in the activities here
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