The small town is renowned for its white sandy beach and water sport activities. It is located in Malvan taluka of Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra.


The beach in Tarkarli is arguably one of the most picturesque beaches in the regions and among the best in Maharashtra. Another attraction of Tarkarli is the backwaters of Karli river which extend from Tarkarli to Kudal. It is the only place in Maharashtra where one can experience the backwaters. Tarkarli is the only place in Maharashtra where tourists can enjoy snorkelling and scuba-diving. One can hire guides and expert for these water sports activities. Special certified courses are also conducted. The state-run MTDC too has started training centers for scuba-diving and snorkelling.



Tarkarli is also famous for its seafood. The seafood available in Konkan region of Maharashtra is simply delicious. Kombdi-Vade, Malvani mutton curry and Mori masala are some of the seafood delicacies trying in Tarkarli.

Travel Tips

The best time to visit Tarkarli is from the months of October to March. The climate during this period is perfect for water sports like scuba diving, snorkelling.

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Things to do

One of the best things to do here is to indulge in water sports like scuba diving and snorkelling.

Getting Around

The best way to get around in the region is by auto rickshaws, buses and taxis. However, one must negotiate well with the drivers to get a good bargain.

Places to Stay

How to Reach

  • The nearest airport is the Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai
  • Trains are available till Kudal, a nearby railway station which is around 50 Kms from Malvan city and around 6 Kms from Tarkarli Beach
  • state transport and luxury transport buses ply to Tarkarli

Surrounding Attractions

Tarkarli is situated close to other surrounding attractions which include the Sindhudurg fort, Malvan town, Kolamb beach and Dharampur Lake.  Sindhudurg was once the headquarters of Maratha King Shivaji’s navy.

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Police: 02365 - 253533 / 251625