Sindhudurg Fort is a famous fort situated near Malvan Jetty in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, India. This fort was built by theMaratha King, Shivaji, himself under his supervision and guidance. In fact, this fort was the naval headquarter during the ruler-ship of Marathas. This fort is situated on an islet, Kurte Island and is almost half a km away from the Sindhudurg District’s Malvan Jetty town in the Konkan area of Maharashtra near south of Mumbai and is surrounded by the great Arabian Sea.
Sindhudurg Fort itself is the main attraction. Along with the architectural rich fort, there are temples also to visit there which are a big attraction for tourists. These temples are dedicated to Goddess Bhavani, God Hanuman and Jarimari. Along with the holy shrines, there is also a popular temple which is devoted to Shivaji.
Apart from fort building and temples, there are 3 sweet water wells and few tanks which are also available in the fort premises. Underwater sports are also available for tourists here. The fort also possesses a coconut tree for which people around the world make a visit here since this is the world’s only coconut tree that has branches and provides fruits. Another fort attraction is an underground tunnel which is supposed to be used by the ladies in case of enemy attack in ancient times. This tunnel, however, was closed partially by the British East India Company. This tunnel, as per legends, goes almost 12 km beneath the Arabian Sea.
Jay Ganesh Temple
A Malvani man, Mr Jayant Salgaonkar built this huge & stunning temple in 2004 as sanctity. It sits amidst of Medha, a small ward of Malvan. Now days, this temple is a great attraction for the Tourists. The sanctum internally a square & externally crowned with a graceful tower. A golden idol Ganesh is worshiped daily. A huge courtyard provides a serenity & invigorate the tourist. A carving sculptures on temple enchanting the viewer.
The sheer beauty of the beach is indescribable. Visit the beach to have first hand experience of how pleasurable it can be. This is a beautiful stretch of clean sand and clear waters bordering Malvan town from North West. It is a very small beach, calm & serene beach, in evening laze around the beach and watch the sun go down.
Rock garden is a well-maintained and naturally decoratedgarden, an attraction of Malvan. The rocks are really huge with the waves smashing on them with full vigour. If you visitMalvan, a visit to the rock garden cannot be missed. Thecrabsrunning around on the rocks give a wonderful glimpse of the rich marine life.
Garden is quite descent with greenery and flowers all around Best part is you can go towards sea from garden. it’s an ideal place to just plonk and watch the sunset. Ideal for budding photographers.
A confluence of the Karli River flowing into the Arabian Sea. This point marks the southern most tip of the Malvantaluka. The beach lures to the tourists by its stunning white sand and beautiful blue water lagoon, thus an idealist spot forswimming , sunbathing and pick nicking. Flock of local sea birds add to the beauty of serene surroundings by playing with the sea waters. A hill in the back drop offers panoramic view of Arabian sea and light house situated on the rocky island. Sunset is the peak time to watch this natures expression. Mingles secretly with sea waters from behind Devbaug’sfamous Mobar Point.Local fishermen recently started water sports near confluence. They have water scooter, jet ski,bumper ride, banana/dolphin boat ride, Kayak boating sports.
Tarkarli is an exciting place to be in as it holds immense tourism potential. Tarkarli village have a narrow stretch of beach with pristine waters at one side and Karli River bordered with lush green palm trees on other side. The beach is known asTarkarli beach and rightly called as ‘Queen Beach’ of Sindhudurg. The sheer beauty of the beach is indescribable. With its swaying palms , it’s a delight to be here. The dead end of tarkarli beach where Karli river merges into the sea is known as Mobar point, Devbagh.
With its sprawling coastline, Takarli has become the perfect place for water sports. The youngster in the locality who are originally from fisherman community, offers youspeed boat ride, water-skiing, banana bump rides, dolphin spotting rides. Next, move to snorkel, scuba dive, para-sailing, paragliding, camel ride, horse ride and so on.