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Coordinates: 16°03′24″N 73°28′08″E / 16.056535°N 73.468752°E / 16.056535; 73.468752
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Tarkarli Malvan
Tarkarli location
Tarkarli location
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 16°03′24″N 73°28′08″E / 16.056535°N 73.468752°E / 16.056535; 73.468752
Country India
Named forKarli River
 • TypeGrampanchayat
 • BodyTarkarli Grampanchayat
 • 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 a beach destination and remote place in southern Maharashtra. A few years ago, Tarkarli beach was declared a Queen Beach of the Konkan region. Monthly, Thousands of tourists visit this place to rejuvenate and enjoy the thrill of water sports activities. All Watersports activities in Tarkarli are going on as per international safety standards and under the guidance of a professional instructor(Dive Master) with modern safety equipment. Many scuba diving operators run this activity near Tsunami island, Devbag because of shallow water and low life risk.

Raapan at Tarkarli

The local people in Tarkarli renovated their homes and converted into bed and breakfast scheme. Some of these are recognized by a government agency known as MTDC(Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation).[2] MTDC has own resort in Tarkarli which is located exactly at beach. MTDC has also scuba diving training center.[3] in Tarkarli where various scuba diving courses are conducted. To stay in Tarkarli various options are available. One can refer a website malvancity.com [4] on which visitors can find out contact numbers of hotel owners and more details of home stays, hotels and resorts in tarkarli.[5]


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.[6]


Tarkarli has the following educational establishments:


The nearest airport is chipi sindhudurg International Airport 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. Bhogwe beach
  3. Vitthal Temple
  4. Scuba Diving
  5. Boating Point & Water Sports point in Karli river
  6. Tarkarli Beach
  7. Devbagh Sangam, the point where the Karli river drains into the Arabian sea.
  8. Golden Rock
  9. Sindhudurg Fort at Malvan
  10. Malvan Market
  11. Rock Garden at Malwan
  12. Tsunami Island
  13. Kunkeshwar Temple - 46 km from Tarkarli by MSH 4. A Shiva temple on the beach.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tarkali". Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  2. ^ "MTDC". Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  3. ^ "MTDC training center". Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Hotels in Tarkarli, Malvan". Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Resorts in Tarkarli, Malvan". Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Tarkarli". India: Puneri Travellers. 27 November 2014. Archived from the original on 1 February 2019.
  7. ^ Correspondent, dna (1 August 2016). "Mahrashtra: State ropes in MTDC-run scuba diving institute to train 100 lifeguards". DNA India. Archived from the original on 3 January 2019. Retrieved 22 October 2019.