Malvan at a Glance:
Coordinates: 16.0631° N, 73.4711° E
Malvan is a town and taluka in Sindhudurg District, the southernmost district of Maharashtra State, India, well known for the historically important Sindhudurg Fort. Malvan taluka consists of villages such as Angane Wadi, Achra, Khalchi Devli, Jamdul, Juva, Pankhol, Talasheel and Sarjekot
How to reach :
By Air :
The nearest airport is Goa International Airport. Cabs are available from the airport.
By Rail :
Malvan doesn’t have a station by its name, the nearest station is Kudal which is a station on the Konkan Railway line. Malvan is around 30 km from Kudai. Taxies are available from the railway station.
By Road :
Cabs/buses are available to reach this place
Places to visit
There are 6 beaches in and around Malvan. Tarkarli, Arse Mahal, Chivla, Tondavali, Achra and Devbaug. They have minimal human interventions and are thus favoured by tourists.
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Rameshwar Temple is located in Achara village of Malvan. Shri Rameshwar is the presiding deity of the village. The temple has a huge courtyard and a self immersed Shivalingam in the sanctum.
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Sindhudurg fort in Malvan is one of the few places where scuba diving can be done in India. Due to its relatively clear water, it serves as a perfect spot for Scuba diving. The Sindhudurg Fort is a protected monument which lies on the shores of Malvan town. The fort was constructed by Chatrapati Shivajiraje in the 1650s. His hand and footprints can be seen imprinted on the monument.
This place is famous for its seafood dishes. You can buy Malvani Masala to make these dishes at home. You can also find products of Mango, Kokum, Cashews.
Snorkelling to see coral reefs is another popular activity to do here. On the outer side of the fort walls, one can see wonderful live coral reefs and marine life while snorkelling.
What to eat :
Malvan being in the Konkan region of Maharashtra near the coast are famous for its sea-food. Fried fish is a must try and Fish curry with steamed rice makes for a wholesome meal. Solkadi – drink made out of kokum with a hint of chilly, makes a fitting end to a sumptuous meal. Malvani Laddoos made fro from gram flour and jaggery is a delight for people with a sweet tooth.