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Best Things To Do in Malvan

Malvan in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra 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. The historical significance of Malvan invites tourists throughout the year, which has made this place well known for its religious ethnicity as well as fun activities.

Not just the temples, but the beaches and the unexplored forts lure in mostly solo travellers and youngsters in groups to crowd over the major attractions here such as those of Tarkarli Beach, Chiwala Beach, Mobar Point and Tondavali Beach. In addition, the luscious mangoes known as MalvaniHapus or Alphonso give the place a unique identity coupled with unexpectedly clean and serene beaches. If you are keen in discovering more about the Malvan culture, then experience the mythological play of Dashavtar, which is typical of the locals here giving you the insight you need.

Another major attraction of the Malvani culture is there burning of the idol, Holika Dahan. Celebrated at the time of Holi (March to April), the festival is significant to Malvan and the whole of the Konkan region. Tourists particularly choose springtime to visit here to experience the culturally distinguished celebration of Holi.

Despite brimming with hotels and resorts, it is hard to get a 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.

For the tourists visiting Malvan from Mumbai, they have the excellent option of availing the road trip. For others, this is an easily accessible destination with both train and air routes open.

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Traveller Tales From Malvan


Gopaal Devar

20 December 2015

Malvan is such an awesome place with beautiful scenes all around. I Had visited the place with my friends during summers. It was really a great time for us, enjoyed those adventurous water activities ...

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Chandani Mishra

19 April 2016

The entire vicinity was extremely rich with natural beauty. But the diving experience stole all the attention. There were a lot to see under water and once you are there, you will never feel to get bac...

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Inder Gandhi

01 May 2015

From the dive to the island visits, gossips beside the bonfire to the snorkelling experience; everything we did on this tour was so amusing. Had great times in Malvan. Even the other water activities ...

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Girindra Deshpande

06 July 2015

There were a lot of water sports activities to try there but I really enjoyed the scuba diving. It was a great fun really. I was scared in the beginning as I am not a good swimmer actually I never swim...

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Sumithra Krishnan

05 March 2018

It was a mind-blowing experience. We totally loved it. I would recommend this activity to all those who'd love to have a glimpse of life under the vast deep seas and oceans. A perfect getaway from the

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VB Ghule

20 February 2019

"Aawwsome experience under water..makes tour happier..staff and entire squad is so co-operative."


Satish Talwar

18 December 2018

It is hard to compare Malvan and Goa in terms of visibility underwater but I would say that Malvan had no rush compared to Goa and we did boat diving here so the experience was marvellous indeed.


Charuvrat Kapoor

18 December 2018

Very affordable for the quality of services provided. 8 hours of pure fun underwater. Want to come back for more, and will recommend to everyone. Thank you Gagan and Thrillophilia.


Chakradhar Jha

18 December 2018

It was my first time with my spouse for scuba diving and what a wonderful experience we had. our guide, Santosh was a professional diver and we had great experience of underwater life. thanks Thrilloph

What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Malvan

  • Q. Which are some of the best things to do in Malvan?

    Malvan is famous in Maharashtra specifically for its watersports related adrenaline activities, and this is exactly why people do not usually assign any specific month to tour the place. The exotic islands off the coast of Malvanoffer exciting snorkelling and scuba diving activities as some of the best things to do in Malvan. Check out the activities that make maximum attention here:

    • Karli backwater boating
    • Watersports in the Tsunami Island
    • Scuba diving in Tarkali
    • Dolphin watching boat rides
    • Visiting Sindhudurg Fort
    • Parasailing in Tarkali
    • Fishing Trips
    • Picnic at Devbagh Beach

  • Q. Which all water sports can be done in Malvan?

    Malvan comes with all your best leisurely experiences topped with adrenaline-inducing water sports hard to miss if you have an adventurous spirit in you. The island visits and the endless gossips by the bonfire are a bonus that comes after scuba diving and parasailing activities. Among the best things to do in Malvan, water sports stand at the top with their incredible adrenaline-inducing power.

    • Scuba diving
    • Snorkeling
    • Dolphin watching sea rides
    • Parasailing
    • Jet skiing
    • Banana boat ride
    • Speed Boating

  • Q. How is Malvan for scuba diving? What is the cost of diving in Malvan?

    The reputed scuba diving centres offer incredible underwater experience in Malvan since the place has received its fame from practising the art of diving since years. As the best thing to do Malvan, scuba diving is offered at a reasonable price starting from INR 1000 or 1500 normally.

    Humans normally do not get to experience the deep sea diving on their tours and travels. With Malvan offering such a magnificent opportunity at a price as cheap as this, is something that should not be missed.

  • Q. What are the best places in Malvan where I can experience snorkelling?

    If you are interested in exploring the marine locale of fishes and plants, then snorkelling is the right choice for you. Offering the experience at extremely cheap rates, Malvan promises to deliver you a snorkelling experience like nothing before. The best things to do in Malvan include snorkelling along with other water sports; hence, you need not worry about a pleasurable experience. Wayari and Tarkali are the eminent snorkelling places in Malvan that offer kid-friendly snorkelling at a budget cost.

  • Q. Which are some famous places for sightseeing in Malvan?

    Some might say that the sightseeing in Malvan is composed only of religious tours, however, the Konkan region specialises in scenic oceanic vistas and amazing backwater boat ride views to add to the destinations. The best things to do in Malvan are, obviously, the water sports but the architectural finesse of the Sindhudurg fort and the magical boat ride in the Karli backwater are worth mentioning. Not to mention, the exotic islands off the coast of Malvan offer exquisite Maharashtrian delicacies and seaside panorama.

    • Sindhudurg Fort
    • Malvan’s Rock Garden
    • Tsunami Island
    • Jai Ganesh Mandir
    • Rameshwar Temple

  • Q. Which are some famous beaches in and around Malvan?

    Malvan specifically received its fame in the recent years because of its well-maintained beaches where tourists visit whenever they manage to squeeze out some time. Ideal as a weekend getaway destination, Malvan’s beaches are known for its water sports and scenic beauties, which when coupled with a blend of Goan and Maharashtrian cuisine produce some awesome memories. The best things to do in Malvan could simply include lounging around the beaches, as that would effortlessly make your holiday.

    • WairyUbhatwadi Beach
    • Achara Beach
    • Tondavali Beach
    • Malvan Marine Sanctuary
    • Tarkali Beach
    • VengurlaMalvan Beach
    • Chiwala Beach