The name Sindhudurg is a combination of words Sindhu, which means the sea, and Durg, which translates to a fort. The major attractions here are the beaches, and the numerous forts. But a small drive to the interiors opens a world of various treasures. Explore some of the most interesting places of Sindhudurg and marvel at its natural beauty.

  • Start : Malvan
  • End : Tarkarli
  • Time : 2 Nights/3 Days

starting Point: Marina Beach

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Malvan is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state with culturally authentic cuisine and the infamous Sindhudurg Fort. The best things to do in Malvan include scuba diving in the relatively clear water that the place is famous for.

78km, 2 hours

Stop 1 : Amboli

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Amboli Ghat is a small part of the lush green Western Ghats that is a bio-diversity hotspot of India and the world. Explore the various natural secrets and enjoy the Kingdom of Waterfalls at Amboli Ghat.

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80km, 2 hours

End Point : Tarkarli

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The golden sands and the clear blue seas of Tarkarli make it worth a visit for all beach lovers. Get an adrenaline rush by snorkelling or scuba diving, or just relax on the beach. You’re sure to end your road trip refreshed and rejuvenated in Tarkarli.

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Best time to visit:

Between October and February. The weather is pleasant and cool during this time of the year.

Where to dine:

Indulge in a hearty traditional South Indian breakfast of ghee (clarified butter)-roast dosa (crepes), steaming idlis (rice cake) and filter coffee at restaurants located at a walking distance from the Marina Beach. Break for lunch at one of the road-side eateries or swanky restaurants around the crocodile bank.

Travel Tips :

● It is advised to dress appropriately as there are many temples and religious sites along the way that you might want to visit. ● Try to follow the local culture of eating with your hand. The effort will be appreciated. ● Carry identification proof and passport-size photographs. ● Drink packaged drinking water and carry some munchies for hour-long distances.