When you think of beaches and watersports, which is the first place that comes to your mind? Goa, isn’t it? But have you heard of Tarkarli? Yes, nestled in the Malvan region of Maharashtra, Tarkarli is known for its golden beaches, peaceful ambience, toothsome seafood and watersports like scuba diving and snorkelling.
For all you beach lovers, Tarkarli Beach is a must-visit. Simply laze around, feel the white sand or capture shots of the stunning sunrise or sunset through your lens. You can also try parasailing to enjoy the panoramic views of this exotic paradise.
Tsunami Island is a hotspot for watersports. You’ll have to take a boat ride to reach this island. You can indulge in adrenaline pumping activities like jet-skiing, kayaking, banana rides and many more.
If you’re interested in a backwater cruise then make your way to the Karli River. Enjoy dolphin watching and experience tranquillity while you treat your eyes to the breathtaking vistas. Another attraction is the houseboat stay. According to your budget, go for luxury or standard houseboat stay and pamper yourself with the amenities.
It will take you approximately 40 minutes by car to reach the Sindhudurg Fort from Tarkarli. This sea fort of Shivaji is home to stone inscriptions and citadels which are sure to take you back in time. The scuba diving site lies near this magnificent fort. Indulge in scuba diving or snorkelling and catch a glimpse of the beautiful coral reefs and clear waters.
Souvenirs to buy
Buy cashew nuts, pickles and Kokum powder for your loved ones back home.
Best Time to visit
It’s a year round destination. However, October to March are the best months to experience this beach haven. If you’re a nature lover, visit Tarkarli in June to enjoy the green landscapes.
How to reach Tarkarli
By flight: Nearest airport is the Dabolim Airport in Goa. You can take a cab from there which will take you around 3 hours to reach Tarkarli.
By rail: You can take the Konkan Kanya Express or the Mandovi Express to reach Tarkarli.
So, what are you waiting for? Plan your next holiday to Tarkarli and create everlasting memories.
Author : Vijaylaxmi Thakur