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Tarkarli Photo by Sandeep Wairkar.jpg
Tarkarli is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 16°03′24″N 73°28′08″E / 16.056535°N 73.468752°E / 16.056535; 73.468752Coordinates: 16°03′24″N 73°28′08″E / 16.056535°N 73.468752°E / 16.056535; 73.468752
Country India
Named forKarli River
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Tarkarli Backwater

Tarkarli is a village in Malvan taluka in Sindhudurg district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.[1] It is tourist destination and a coral beach. Ramnavmi is celebrated every year in Mahapurush Temple of the village.

Raapan at Tarkarli


Tarkarli is 8 km (5.0 mi) south of Malvan and 546 km (339 mi) from Mumbai and 410 km from Pune on the west coast of India, at the confluence of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea.[2]


The nearest airport is Dabolim Airport in Goa. By rail, Tarkarli can be accessed from Sindhudurg and also from Kudal and Kankavli by the Konkan Railway. Tarkarli is easily accessible by road from Malvan by bus and rickshaw. Tarkarli is 475 km (Panvel Kochi Road, NH 17) and 576 km (Mumbai Kohlapur Road NH 4) away from Mumbai. Daily private, luxury and State Transport bus service available from various parts of Goa, Mumbai, Pune to Malvan.

Buses from/to Panaji: direct buses run from bus bay #2 at the KTC bus stand in Panaji to Malvan, take 4.5 hours and cost 125 rupees. However, Malvan lies off the national highway (NH-17) so direct buses are infrequent (they also take a longer route). The faster option is to break the journey in parts - Panaji to Sawantwadi (56 rupees; 1.5 hours), Sawantwadi to Kudal (the closest town to Malvan on NH-17; 19 rupees, 0.5 hours), and Kudal to Malvan (30 rupees, 1 hour 15 minutes) - the total time is thus reduced to 3 hour 15 minutes.

Tarkarli Road
Food @ Tarkarkli

Tourist attractions[edit]

  1. Mahapurush Temple
  2. Khalcha Mahapurush Temple
  3. Vitthal Temple
  4. Scuba Diving
  5. Boating Point & Water Sports point in Karli river
  6. Tarkarli Beach
  7. Sangam, the point where the Karli river drains into the Arabian sea.
  8. Nivti Beach
  9. Golden Rock
  10. Sindhudurg Fort at Malvan
  11. Malvan Market
  12. Rock Garden at Malwan
  13. malvan plateau
  14. Kunkeshwar Temple - 46 km from Tarkarli by MSH 4. A Shiva temple on the beach.


  1. ^ "Tarkali". Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Tarkarli". India: Puneri Travellers. 27 November 2014.