Be it the famous Malvani food, the backwaters or the pristine white sand beaches, there are many aspects to Malvan which are unique to this region making Malvan the ideal holiday destination for the beach buffs. The famous Sindhudurg fort is the major attraction in Malvan.
Malvan is a tehsil in the Sindhudurg district and also is a beach destination with a long coastline. Tarkarli beach is a part of Malvan and is the most popular beach in Malvan. The closest beach to Malvan town is the Chivla beach. The series of beaches in Malvan starts from Tondavali and Achara in the north to Tarkarli and Devbaug in the south. There are a few islands too off the coast from Malvan.
Malvan has a distinct way of preparing food and the Malvani food has an amazing flavour owing to the generous use of coconut. Malvani cuisines overlap Maharashtrian and Goan cuisines.
Islands near Malvan
There are some exotic islands off the coast from Malvan. The Nivati rocks is one of the beautiful rocky island here apart from the lighthouse island and burnt island famous for bird watching.
Malvan Rock Gardens
Just Behind the Malvan Police Station, half Kilometer away from Malvan jetty near the Arase Mahal is the Malvan Rock Gardens. Malvan Rock Gardens is a beautifuly manicured garden located just by the sea overlooking the Chivla beach.
The Sindhudurg fort built on the Kurte Island on over 44 acers of land in Malvan also a S.C.U.B.A. diving and snorkeling site is the primary attraction in Malvan apart from the beaches. The stone inscriptions, bastions and the citadels of this fort would definitely transport you to a different land and time altogether. Descendands of Shivaji's era still inhabit this fort and carry forward the traditions of yore to this day.