Tourist Attractions of Tarkarli Beach
Tarkarli beach offers a panoramic view of the famous naval fort Sindhudurg built by Shivaji Maharaj in the 17th century and the famed Padmagarh fort. The village of Tarkali is popular for its Ramnavmi Utsav. It houses the Mapurush Temple where the grand celebration of Ramnavmi is arranged every year. Various dramas (Marathi Natak) are organized here to mark the celebration of this festival. A number of adventure sports are also cherished at Tarkarli beach. To view the marvellous corals and fishes the tourists can have an enticing snorkelling experience. Scuba diving is another attraction for the adventure lovers for exploring the vivacious life under the sea water. In fact it is the only beach in Maharashtra which offers snorkelling and scuba diving experiences. White water rafting and boating can also be enjoyed here. Food lovers can also savour the scrumptious sea food at Tarkarli beach.
Backwaters of Karli River
The backwaters of Karli River in the background of Tarkarli beach form another attraction which stretches from Tarkarli to Kudal. In the state of Maharashtra, it is credited as the only place where the backwater can be cherished. The estuary of Karli River is also situated near Tarkali which forms another scenic destination. Maharashtra state tourism department in the year 2003 started houseboats on the Karli River for augmenting tourism.
Dabolim (Goa) is the nearest airport to reach Tarkarli beach while Kudal is the nearest railhead. The beach has good roadways connectivity and regular bus services are also available. Tourist resorts can also be availed by the tourists for accommodation.
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