Vengurla Malvan
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Brief

Vengurla Malvan is known for its long stretch of white sands, and hills covered with cashew, coconut, jackfruit and mango groves. The small town has two well-known temples in its vicinity including the Shri Devi Sateri temple and the Rameshwar Mandir.

Vengurla has often been mentioned in history books as a major trade settlement in Maharashtra. The town was burned to the ground on two separate occasions as well as being the main target of attacks and plunders between 1664 and 1812. To the west-north-west of the town lies the Vengurla Rocks, which are also referred to as Burnt Islands.

The inner island is now part of the mainland, and this town is called Malvan, and is almost hidden by palms. The area of Malvan houses two important forts, namely, Sindhudurg and Padmagad. Legend says that there is a secret underground route which joins them. The town was known as a trading zone; however, it is known for its salt pans, Chinese clay pottery and the special Malvani cuisine today which is a favourite among tourists who visit the region for a holiday.

 
Travel Tips

The best time to visit the place is between September and March. Also, tourists should opt for hiring a car while staying there is the best way to appreciate the local attractions which one can find here. 

 

Temperature

18C – 31C



When to visit

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sprinkles Hot
  • 36° Max
  • 32° Min
  • 3.4 mm
 
Things to do

Vengurla houses five stunning beaches including Nivati beach, Shiroda beach, Mochemad beach, Sagareshwar beach, and Vayangani beach. Out of these 5 beaches, Nivati and Shiroda are highly recommended as they have crystal clear water. If you want to indulge in water sports, then there are facilities for water surfing and boating on the beach.

 

Vengurla is also famous for temples like Mauli Devi Temple, Sateri Devi Temple and Shri Vithoda Temple.

The town is not really known as a shopping destination; however, roasted cashew nuts and sweets made from cashew are worth buying from some of the local sweet shops.

 
Getting Around

Transportation in Malvan is quite easily available. Roads and local rails form the best way of transportation from one part of Malvan to another. Within the region, tourists can hire a cab or taxi for a period of time from various agencies. 

 
Places to Stay

 
How to Reach

  • The nearest airport to the region is the Chatrapatti Shivaji International Airport.
  • The closest railhead is Kudal which is situated on the Konkan Railway
  • Malvan is located around 514 kms away from Mumbai, 200 kms from Ratnagiri. Vengurla is 522 kms from Mumbai

 
Surrounding Attractions

Sindhudurg fort stands firmly on a rocky island which is called Kurte. It was built in 1664-67 AD by the ruler Shivaji. It is believed that around 3000 workers were employed for nearly three years to construct the Sindhudurg Fort. 

 

Tarkarli Beach is a narrow stretch of beach which is located at the convergence of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea. This beach is known for its crystal clear water.

 

Dhamapur Lake is known for its clean, crystal clear waters and is spread across 5 acres. This is the biggest lake in the district. The area is perfect for excursions and water sports. This man-made lake was constructed in the year 1530.

 

The village Achara is famously known for housing the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva which is popularly referred to as ‘Inamar Shri Dev Rameshwar’. The temple is known for its stunning architecture.

 
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