Tarkarli at a glance:

Coordinates:16.0370° N, 73.4848° E

State: Maharashtra

Tarkarli is a village in Malvan taluka in Sindhudurg district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is tourist destination and a coral beach.

How to reach Tarkarli:

By flight:There is no direct flight connectivity to Tarkarli. The nearest commercial airport is the Dabolim Airport in Panjim. You can take a taxi once you touch down at the Dabolim airport.

By train:There is no direct rail connectivity to Tarkarli. The nearest railway station is in Sawantwadi, which is some 37 km away from Tarkarli.

By road:Regular bus services ply to and fro Tarkarli. Buses, in a range from affordable to slightly expensive rates, are available from places like Mumbai, Panjim, and Pune. You can also take a shared taxi or cab for the same route.

Places to visit and things to do in Tarkarli



Famously as God’s garden, this one is a rather outgrown village. It comprises of a vast community of Hindu fishermen who at times replace their fishing activities with tourism and giving their boats on rents for sea tours.

Dhamapur lake


It is a beautiful place for lovers who can go for boat rides in the still, calm water. It is known for its crystal clear waters and one can see the sea bed on a clear weather day.

Karli backwaters


Shree Shivchhatrapati Temple


Build on Sindhudurg fort by Shivaji’s son Rajaram. It is a temple of Shivaji Maharaj. You can also find his foot and palm prints on a lime preserved slab on the tower near Dilli Gate.

Sindhudurg fort


Sindhudurg fort is one of the most sought after histrionics in Tarkarli. It was built by the great Maratha warrior, Chhatrapati Shivaji.

Tarkarli Beach


Known for its many beaches, Tarkarli is an instance of paradise for beach lovers. With countless beaches such as Tarkarli, Kolam, Achra, one could spent their whole day walking and lazing around and enjoying the various adventurous sports available.

What to Eat in Tarkarli :

Local Food and Cuisine

The cuisine of Tarkarli is dominated by seafood and a distinct Konkani influence mixed with typical Maharashtrian elements. Mori Masala or Shark curry is a popular delicacy along a number of fish preparations using popular masalas and spices. Though non-vegetarian food is popular, there are a lar, there are a number of options for vegetarians too. One must also try the variety of pickles available here.