(Last Updated on : 09/10/2013)
Vengurla - Malvan is a famous tourist spot in the Indian state
. Vengurla lies to the southern part of Mumbai
. It is popular among the people for its white sand and hills covered with cashew, coconut, jackfruit
The town area of Vengurla has popular temples as well called the Shri Devi Sateri temple and the Rameshwar Mandir. Historically, Vengurla is known as trade centre. To the direction of west-north-west lie the Vengurla Rocks, also called the Burnt Islands. With long stretch of white sands and coconut, mango, jackfruit, and cashew trees covering hills, Vengurla lies to the south of Maharashtrian beach. One would long to visit these long stretches of white sands covering Vengurla Beach again and again. Tourists can also visit the Vengurla rocks also known as Burnt Island, which is quite near to the beach. It is often mentioned in the history books as a centre for trade settlement. Between 1664 and 1812 the Vengurla was a target of attack and was twice burnt to ground. Thickly covered with palm trees this Burnt Island is an ideal place to rest in peace.
This place was once an inner island, but has now become a part of the mainland, and there lies the old town of Malvan which is almost hidden by palms. The rocky terrain of Malvan holds two Ports: the Sindhudurg and Padmagad.
Malvan, previously famous as a trading zone is also called salt pans. It is well-known Chinese clay pottery and the special 'Malvani cuisine' which is quite different from Konkan food.
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