Malvan is a town and taluka in Sindhudurg District, the southernmost district of Maharashtra State, India. It is 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. The main occupation here is fishing and agriculture. The staple diet of the local people is fish curry and rice. The town produces Alphonso Mangoes and is also known for sweets such as Malvani Khaja made from gram-besan flour and coated jaggery as well as Malvani Ladoos. Other sweets that attract tourists are Konkani meva, Aambawadi, Fanaspoli, dry fruits, Kajuwadi, Naralachya Wadya, and Malvani Masala.
Dashavtar ( the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu), a drama-play based on mythological stories, is an important cultural element of the area. Several fabricated and some more acceptable stories related to the name of Malvan exist. Salt producers use the term “Mahalavan” to describe a region rich in salt. A compound word from “Maha” means great, and “Lavan” means plantation (or salt). Another possibility is an accent derivative of the compound “Mad” and “Ban”, Malvani for coconut trees and garden, respectively, relating to the many coconut trees in the region. Malvani, a direct of Marathi is the local language.
Tourism in Malvan
Malvan has appeared as one of the major tourist attraction places in Maharashtra in recent years. Its clean beaches, historical monuments, tasty seafood options, various affordable water sports are attracting tourists like magnets. There are many guest house options available in Malvan for your stay. For such a travel destination, you must visit these places in Malvan.
- Sindhudurg – A sea fort surrounded by seawater from all sides. The only way to reach the fort is by boat.
- Tarkarli – A beach located 8 km off Malvan town.
- Malvan Beach – Main tourist attraction 500 meters from Malvan city.
- Nath pai Sevangan Malvan NGO – Near Chivala beach Malvan.
- Chivala Beach – Dhuriwada Malvan
- Rock Garden – The Rock garden is situated near the Arase Mahal and on the Rocky Shore of Malvan.
- Tondavali Beach – 19 km North of Malvan
- Achara Beach – This is the clearest beach 22 km North of Malvan
- Bhogwe Beach – This beach is on the shores of the Sindhudurg district. It is very close to Tarkarli Beach. The nearest city is Kudal or Kankavali, which is well-connected with Mumbai – Goa highway.
- Rameshwar Temple – It is located 23 km North of Malvan in Kandalgaon.
- Waingani – There is a Shri Dev Ravalnath Mandir a famous temple. It is a very old temple in Waingani & also a “Gramdaivat” of Waingani. There are several annual festivals. Waingani is 10 km from Malvan city and 40 km from Kankavali. There is a Waingani Beach.
- Devbag Beach – 12 km South of Malvan
- Vetal Mandir – 4 km North of Malvan
These 13 places in Malvan are the best place for your Malvan vacation. By visiting these places you can also learn the lifestyle of the people living in Malvan, their culture, tradition. Moreover, you can also learn the local language as they speak Malvani or Marathi.
There are many more things that you can do while you are in Malvan. In fact, the best two things that you enjoy like thrilling sports in Malvan are:
There is a number of things to do in Malvan. Among all those things “Water Sports” is the adventurous and exciting sport in Malvan. There are various water sports available near the sea coast at an affordable price. Tsunami Island near Devbag beach is a small Island on the outlet of the Tarkarli river.
This beach island is also the place to enjoy boat rides in the backwaters of the Tarkarli River. Due to its imaginary name, it is a popular tourist destination for water sports where you can enjoy rides like Jet-Ski, Banana boat ride, Bumper boat, Kayaks, etc.
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
In India, there are very few places where Scuba Diving can be done and Malvan is one of them. Because of its relatively clear sea waters, Malvan serves as a perfect spot for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling.
Scuba Diving and snorkeling experience in Malvan is a must as it adds a feather to the scenic beauty and mouth-watering cuisine that Malvan offers. Scuba diving here is a form of underwater diving in which a diver uses a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba) to breathe underwater. With the assistance of equipment such as scuba masks, breathing regulators, fins, and gauges while doing Scuba diving here, scuba divers can explore the underwater world. Scuba diving at Tarkarli – Devbagh is a form of Modern scuba diving which is very safe and easy to learn. All basic skills can be learned in a couple of hours while doing Scuba diving at Tarkarli.
Homestays in malvan
Despite brimming with hotels and resorts, it is hard to get decent accommodation if you have not made a prior booking during the peak season. With the best things to do in Malvan, people hardly want to miss the chance of experiencing the fun activities and unique sightseeing that this place has to offer.
Entire Malvan is well established with homestays, OYO Property, Private Bungalows, and middle to high range resorts. However, I choose to go with homestay as it is cheap with prices and one of the best ways to live and interact with locals.
You can also go to the Private Bungalows, Hotels, and Resorts according to your budget. In the same way, you can find several Private Bungalows, Hotels, and Resorts in your budget which gives you the best accommodation in Malvan. Besides accommodation, you can get the best facilities and modern services in the hotels and resorts of Malvan. Hotels, resorts, and bungalows such as Visava sea view Malvan, Hotel The Pride Malvan, Seasons Beach Resort, Coconut Garden Beach House, Pocket- friendly Bungalow, The Coconut Palms, and many more provides you the same facilities and services as the homestays provide. The only difference is that homestays are cheaper than hotels, resorts, and bungalows and everyone can afford these homestays without any hesitation.
WISH YOU A PEACEFUL AND MESMERIZING VACATION IN MALVAN !!