Distance from Major cities..
Mumbai to Malvan 550
Kolhapur to Malvan165
Nagpur to Malvan1000
Ahm'bad to Malvan1000
B'lore to Malvan650
Malvan is much farther than the other beaches from Pune or Mumbai but one of the best amongst all the beaches in the entire Konkan stretch. The nearest rail head is Sindhudurg or Sawantwadi (not many trains stop at Sindhudurg esp long distance trains) Sindhudurg is the major town near Malvan whick is approximately 50 kms away.
Best Route from Kolhapur to Malvan
Kolhapur - Gaganbawda - Kankavli - Kasal - Malvan
Best Route from Mumbai to Malvan
Mumbai - Panvel - Mahad - Poladpur - Chiplun - Hathkhamba - Lanja - Kankavli - Kasal - Malvan
Best Route from Pune to Malvan
Pune - Satara - Karad - Kolhapur - Gaganbawda - Kankavli - Kasal - Malvan
Charter a Yatch
You can also charter a yatch from mumbai straight to to Devgad near Malvan if you want to travel in luxury!!
Chivla beach is a small cove about 3 kms from Malvan.
With coconut palms lining the coast and a rocky stretch towads the horizon the sunsets at Chivla beach is truely special. Malvan rock gardens overlooks the Chivla beach