The beaches in Malvan with soft white sand is by far much better than even the Goan beaches. But for the atmosphere that one would enjoy in Goa the beaches in Malvan would have been miles ahead in popularity than the beaches of Goa. However the distinct advantage Malvan beaches have is the delicious Malvani food that gets served here which is far more agreeable to the Indian palate!!
One of the eight talukas of the Sindhudurg district Malvan is a holiday destination that holds something for every soul! Be it a relaxed vacation by the beach or an action packed thrilling holiday or a vacation for you to walk down the alleys of history, Malvan has something of everything to keep you excited during your holidays in Malvan not to forget the famous mouth watering Malvani cuisines for the ones looking forward to enjoying authentic konkani food!
Snorkeling in Malvan..
Malvan is one of the rare places in Maharashtra where you can indulge in snorkeling to explore the intriguing underwater life and rockscapes. There are a few sites in and around Malvan identified as ideal sites for snorkeling like the Sindhudurg fort, Devbag sangam and Vengurla rocks.
The best season for snorkeling in Malvan is between November and May.
Malvan is one of farthest beach from Mumbai and Pune, only Vengurla being further than Malvan beaches. A good 8-9 hours drive away Malvan however justifies the long drive with its memerizing beauty. There are different routes one can take to reach Malvan especially from Pune however from Mumbai Malvan route is straight forward route via NH17. You have the option of train to Malvan from Mumbai.
The Sindhudurg fort built on the Kurte Island on over 44 acers of land is a must visit in Malvan during your vacation in Malvan. The stone inscriptions, bastions and the citadels of this fort would definitely transport you to a different time altogether. Descendands of Shivaji's era still inhabit this fort and carry forward the traditions of yore to this day. Its also the primary snorkeling site in Malvan.
With a long picturesque coastline and beaches extending from Achare in the north to the little peninsular of Devbag in the southern end Malvan is blessed with some of the best beaches in Maharashtra. Malvan boasts of a turqoise blue sea and talcum soft white sand beaches!