Tarkarli beach is arguably one the most picturesque beaches amongst the Konkan Beaches. Tarkarli, a 8 km long beach extending from Malvan to Devbag with silvery white sands and sparkling clean waves is a beach lovers paradise. A turqoise blue sea with the Sindhudurg fort looming in the horizon makes a sunset at the Tarkarli beach truely unforgetable. As if the beauty of the Tarkarli beach wasn't enough there also is snorkeling and backawaters in Tarkarli!
The little fishing village of Devbag lies wedged between the sea and Karli river to the south of Tarkarli beach. A peninsula with the sea on one side and the Karli river on the other Devbag is a pleasent hamlet near Tarkarli. Boating at Devbag sangam is one of the prime attractions of a Tarkarli vacation. Devbag sangam is also one of the snorkeling sites near Tarkarli.
Tarkarli is a good 400 Km from Pune but well worth the travel. You can choose from three different routes, if its a long vacation you can even stop over at Mahabaleshwar. The shortest route to Tarkarli from Pune would be via Kolhapur - Radhanagari - Dajipur. If you are traveling to Tarkarli from Mumbai you can use the option of traveling by train also. For detailed road map and driving direction to Tarkarli click here
Backwaters of the Karli river between Tarkarli and Kudal opened up the opportunity for M.T.D.C to emulate the star attraction of a Kerala vacation right here in Maharashtra. In 2003 M.T.D.C launched the houseboats similar to the Kerala houseboats adding a golden feather to Tarkarli Tourism. A houseboat ride down the Karli river is now one of the unique attractions Tarkarli has to offer its patrons now!
Snorkeling in Tarkarli
Tarkarli 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 near Tarkarli identified as ideal for snorkeling like the Sindhudurg fort, Devbag sangam and Vengurla rocks.
Tarkarli - A sea side Sojourn
Tarkarli beach boasts of the finest talcum powder sand to be found along the Konkan - this is not a travel writer's cliche. The water is so clear that you can see the sea bed upto a depth of 15 ft or more. With an almost 8 km long coastline Tarkarli features as one of the most picturesque destination in the entire Konkan stretch. Notwithstanding the proximity to Goa, Tarkarli still is one of the most popular beaches in southern Konkan