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Tarkarli Beach - Tarkarli is a narrow stretch of beach with pristine waters, located at the convergence of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea. It is 546 k.m. away from Mumbai, 6 kms. south of Malvan, on the west coast of India. This place has gained prominence because of its transparently clear seas, where on a fairly sunny day, one can see the sea- bed up to a depth of 20 feet. This beach can be rightly called as ‘Queen Beach’ of Sindhudurg.
Sea and sand blending in enchanting natural harmony, gracefully cruising boats in calm and cool river waters add to the beauty of this beach. Here newly built M .T. D.C. Cottages are ready to provide you comfortable accommodation and recreation facilities. Now MTDC has made houseboat facility available at Tarkarli. 2 houseboats, namely, Hiranyakeshi (a deluxe houseboat) and Karli (a standard houseboat) are at the service of discerning traveler. These fully equipped luxury boats have the Hi-tech equipment and all luxurious amenities on board. For more details and latest tariff visit MTDC site on web.
For adventure water sports lovers, snorkeling and scuba diving facilities are also available at Tarkarli. For novice, well-trained snorkeling guides will guide snorkeling trip ensuring safety and make it sure that one can have the first and finest ever experience of marine life.
While at Trakarli, do make a point to taste special Malvani food such as variety of fish items, ‘kombadi-vada’.
Backwaters of Tarkarli :
Another important attraction of Tarkarli is the backwaters of Karli river which extends from Tarkarli to Kudal. Tarkarli is the only place in Maharashtra to experience sea backwater. Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) carry out houseboats in the backwaters of Tarkarli. So one can experience the stay in houseboats exactly like Kerala. Nowadays, a houseboat ride into Karli river backwaters is a popular tourist attraction near Tarkarli beach Maharashtra!
Tarkarli Snorkeling and Scuba Diving :
Tarkarli beach is among the few spots in Maharashtra where tourists can experience snorkelling & scuba diving activities. These activities let you explore the underwater sea life, various aquatic species and beautiful rock corals. The ideal sites for scuba diving in Tarkarli are: Vengurla Rocks, Sindhudurg Fort and Devbaug Sangam. Few agencies nearby provide training & guides for these water sports activities. Guides and instructors are nice & helpful and interested people can also enroll for a special certification course. Tourists can also enjoy other common water sports like jet-ski, parasailing, banana rides and dolphin boat rides at Tarkarli beach Maharashtra. This beach is a good place to enjoy water sports!
Activities to do in Tarkarli Beach :
Scuba Diving : Do you want to explore the Konkan below water in Arabian Sea? Programs are offered for all ages - Open Water, Advanced Water, Rescue Diver, Dive Master, Certified Diving etc. Water Sport, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling.
Best Time To Visit in Tarkarli Beach :
Tourists can visit Tarkarli beach Maharashtra all year round. However, October to March is the best time to visit Tarkali Beach because weather remains pleasant during these months.
Tarkarli has a huge number resorts, hotels for every budget. During the season these hotels gets full so make sure you book your reservation in advance.
How to reach Tarkarli Beach :
By Air :
Dabolim airport (130 kms away) in Goa is the closest airport to reach here. Chipi Airport is a new Proposed airport which will be just 3 kms away.
By Rail :
Sindhudurg and Kudal are the convenient railway stations to reach Tarkarli beach Maharashtra. Both are respectively 35 & 45 kms away from the beach on Konkan railway route. One can also reach here from Kankavali station. Buses and rickshaws are available from all these stations.
By Road :
Mumbai–Tarkarli, 546 k.m.,Kolhapur–Tarkarli , 160 k.m.,Malvan –Tarkarli , 8 k.m. State transport buses ply From Mumbai, Kolhapur or Pune to Malvan and from Malvan to Tarkarli .
Rickshaws are also available from Malvan.
Places to visit in Tarkarli Beach :
Official Website : www.tarkarlitourism.org
Tarkarli Beach Map :