Attractions

Best Places to Visit in Malvan city, Maharashtra

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 Masure, Achra, Khalchi Devli, Jamdul, Juva, Pankhol, Talasheel and Sarjekot.

Sindhudurg Fort

Located off the coast of Maharashtra, the Sindhudurg Fort is an ancient fortress occupying an islet in the Arabian Sea. This imposing construction is spread over an area of 48 acres, with its massive walls standing tall against the crashing waves of the sea. The main entrance of the fort is hidden away in such a manner that no one can identify it from the outside. The Sindhudurg Fort is a tangible example of the Maratha foresight and resourcefulness.

Not only is this mighty fort a historically significant attraction, but the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape makes it a popular tourist spot.

Rock Garden

Adjoining the Chivla beach, Rock Garden offer tourists a fairytale view of the sun coming out of the sea. Best time to visit either during the dawn or the dusk as this is when one can relax in the tranquilizing aura of the place. Unlike other gardens this garden is unique in its nature since there is no sand but a carpet of huge rocks and green lawns.
It is easily noticeable in Malvan due to its close proximity to the Arase Mahal. Taxis are easily available to reach the rock garden.

Rameshwar Temple

Located in the state of Tamil Nadu, the Rameshwar Temple is a magnificent shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. Being one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, it is a highly revered temple among the devotees. This temple consists of the longest corridor among all the Hindu temples in the country.

The outer surface of the temple is covered in very delicate and intricate carvings, which surely add another dimension to the experience of this temple.

Snorkeling in Malvan

Malvan offers a good option for snorkeling and scuba diving close to the Sindhurdurg fort. The rates are negotiable and overall tour will late for 1-2 hours with the visit to the fort, 15 mins of training and about 20-30 mins under water. The clarity is just about fine. There are 2 divers who accompany you under water.

Shri Wageshwar Temple

Shri Wageshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to a local legend, a mariner found a Shivalinga while angling. A few days later, the area where the Shivalinga was found was raised and the land was exposed. The locals thus decided to build a temple and preserve the ecology of the region which often had tigers visiting.

Though several tigers were spotted, they never attacked the humans. Hence, the name Wageshwar Temple.

Talashil Tondavali Beach

Talashil Tondavali Beach is one of the beautiful beaches in the country, still left quite unexploited. The long stretch of golden sand lined with coconut trees and the gentle glistening waves make it a perfect beach destination for those wanting to avoid the commercialised tourist attractions and are looking for a tranquil escape.

Malvan Marine Sanctuary

The only marine sanctuary in the state, Malvan Marine Sanctuary was established in 1987 to preserve this biologically rich coastal region. The core zone of the sanctuary expands over an area of 27 square kilometres and offers an unexploited environment for marine flora and fauna including coral, Pearl oysters, seaweed, molluscs and over 30 species of fish

Jai Ganesh Mandir

Jai Ganesh Mandir was built by an astrologer and the creator of "Kalnirnay" calendar, Jayantrao Salgaonkar. The stunning shrine, painted in white and gold houses a divine idol of Lord Ganesha along with his consorts Riddhi and Siddhi. The temple is mostly visited during the festival of Ganeshotsav every year.

Vengurla Malvan Beach

Vengurla Malvan Beach is another gem in Malvan. The beautiful beach, explored by few, offers a serene atmosphere with hills covered with palm, coconut, cashew and mango trees surrounding a part of the long stretch of the golden shoreline. The beach has also witnessed several historic events including attacks in the 19th century and is considered a site of historic importance in the country.

Shri Bhadrakali Temple

Shri Bhadrakali Temple was established around 400 years ago in the honour of Goddess Bhadrakali who is considered to be the resident deity of Revandi. The serene temple, located on the coast of the Arabian sea, is surrounded by lush greenery. Tourists are, therefore, drawn to the temple for its simplicity and beauty..