Tarkarli : Tarkarli is a village in Malvan taluka in Sindhudurg district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is tourist destination and a coral beach. This village is famous for its Ramnavmi Utsav, Ramnavmi is celebrated every year in Mahapurush Temple of the village. Tarkarli has the state’s only scuba diving training centre.
Tarkarli is a pristine water beach, which is located at a union of the Arabian Sea and Karli River. Tarkarli Beach is about 6 km on the southern part of Malvan and 546 km from Mumbai. This beach is popular among the travellers because of its clear waters and a deep-sea bed of about 20 ft.
Meaning of the word Sindhudurg in Marathi language is a fort that is built on Ocean floor. Sindhudurg Fort is said to be built under the supremacy of King Shivaji with the assistance of over 100 Portuguese architects and over 1000 workers. It took about 3 years for the workforce to complete this fort from the year 1664 to 1667. The foundation of the fort consists of about 4000 mounds of iron and is spread over 50 acres of land. This fort, which also houses the temples of Hanuman, Jarimari and Goddess Bhavani, was constructed under the supervision of Hiroji Indulkar, who was a noted architect of that era. The rampart of the fort consists of 42 bastions and it boasts of a height of 4 km.