Malvan Travel Guide
Malvan is famous for Sea-food. You can have good fresh Sea-Food at Hotel Chaitnya near Malvan Bharad run by Mr. and Mrs. Walke. Worth testing Fried Fish.If you want to try some malvani dish at your home try Mr. Vidyadhar Padawe's masala shopnear Malvan Fish Market. You will get authentic home made Sunday masal, Garam Masala, Malvani Masala.
* Malvani Masala
* Mango Products
* Kokam Products
* Prawns and other fish
* Shevkandi Ladoo
* Kulith Pithi
Get there and around
get there and around
Malvan is easily accessible by Road. By road, Malvan is 514 km away from Mumbai, 200 km from Ratnagiri. When arriving from Mumbai or Goa, take National Highway NH-17 till Kasaal and then take a State Transport bus or Rickshaw for an approximately 35 km ride to Malvan.
Nearest railway station is at Kudal/Kankawali and nearest Airport is at Dabolim in GOA. you can also reach there by your own vehicle.
Those who want to come from Pune, Best option is M.S.R.T.C (maharashtra state transport) bus from pune - Malvan. Bus Timing 7:00 am (Express bus) and 8:00 pm (Semi- luxury bus) everyday from Pune. (note : There is no MRSTC vovlo bus from pune to malvan) You can also go for Kadamba Transport Corporation buses which daily depart from Pune to Goa. You can get down at Kasal and from there catch Malwan buses. The timings are: Luxary(Non AC) 6:30pm (Pune - Madgaon) and Volvo (AC) 7:30pm (Pune-Panji)
Best way to get around is either on foot or using auto rickshaw or hire cycle
places to visit
places to visit
* Sindhudurg - A sea fort. This impressive Sindhudurg (meaning Ocean Fort), was built in 1664 by the great 17th century Maratha warrior, Shivaji on "Kurte" island to the glory of the Maratha Empire. The construction of a sea fort is a stupendous task, and at Sindhudurg no efforts were spared. Over 2000 khandis (4000 mounds) of iron were used for casting and the foundation stones were laid down firmly in lead. Even today, as one approaches the fort past a rocky reef, navigable through a narrow channel, one marvels at the transportation of such heavy material through such choppy waters.
* Tarkarli - A serene beach located 8 km off Malvan town. It has a Cottage Resort around the beach developed by Maharashtra Tourism (MTDC). This beach is a favorite with sand particles devoid of any red tinge and sky reflecting waters. Further north about another 6–7 km, is the Tarkarli creek and a lovely estuary. A boat ride on the Tarkarli creek is a pleasant way to spend some time.
The Rock Garden, Malvan
* Rock Garden - The Rock garden is situated near the Arase Mahal and on the Rocky Shore of Malvan.
* Jai Ganesh Mandir
Jai Ganesh Mandir, is built by Mr Jayntrao Salgaokar, being the son of the soil, Mr. Salgaokar, primarily a businessman, built the temple to bring the devotion towards ganesha to a different level in his town. Every year on Maghi Ganesh Jayanti culturally enriching programs take place in and around the mandir.
* Chivla Beach There is an excellent accommodation near this beach called "Vasanti" House, which is MTDC approved under Bed and Breakfast scheme of Sindhudurg heading.
another option for budget traveller in malvan is the SONCHAFA MOTEL situated in the heart of the town ata distance of 200 meters from the pimpal tree.
* Arse Mahal Beach
* Tondavali Beach (19 km North of Malvan)
* Achra Beach (22 km north of Malvan)
* Rameshwar Temple (23 km north of Malvan)
* Devbaug Beach (12 km south of Malvan)
* Vetal Mandir (4 km North of Malvan)
* Vengurla town is very near from Malvan and also has many tourist attractions like temples( Rameshwar,Sateri,Mauli,Navadurga,Rampurush,etc), forts, Beaches, Veg/Non-Veg food.
Malvan is a town in Sindhudurg District - southernmost district of Maharashtra. This culturally and historically important town is a Taluka place in Sindhudurg District. Malvan taluka consists of villages like Aangnechi wadi,Achra, Khalchi Devli,Jamdul, Juva, Pankhol and Sarjekot. Malvan is town of historic tradition. It is known for Sindhudurg Fort, its delicious Malvani cuisine (Rice & fishcurry). It is known for Malvani Hapus(Alphonso) mango. It is also known for sweets such as Malvani Khaja (Sweet made from besan flour & coated jaggery) & woh ! variety of Malvani Ladoos.