If you’re an adventure junkie living in Maharashtra and haven’t heard about Tarkarli, you are missing out on real fun. Tarkarli is a serene and tranquil hamlet in the Malvan region of Maharashtra in Sindhudurg district. This is a place of paradox; you can have the most fun here and also get unbelievable peace of mind. The charming village offers activities that you may have heard of only in the quintessential beach destinations of India.
Its untouched beauty along the Konkan coast line is the cherry on the cake. The fact that it isn’t struck by tourism makes it so attractive. Tarkarli is the only place in Maharashtra where you can partake in snorkelling and delve deep into the mesmeric world of marine life and witness its magical beauty. Tarkarli’s underwater life comprises of a range of rare and exotic marine species from the Arabian Sea. Clear water, pleasant waves, diverse and colourful coral reefs, and exotic fish makes snorkelling a super fun activity here. Also, since snorkelling involves diving in shallow and clear water, you can easily do it with kids as well.
Another activity that you can do here is scuba diving where along with discovering the opulent beauty of the underwater exotic species, you also become aware about its importance and conservation. What’s more the presence of expert and certified scuba instructors along with proper safety equipment makes the diving experience fail proof.
This will come as a pleasant surprise to you – but Tarkarli is a great place to spot the most charismatic dwellers of the sea – the dolphins! You can indulge in dolphin spotting around several beaches in this region such as the Achara and Nivati beaches in Tarkarli. Pleasant climate, gentle waves and less human intervention favours the large number of dolphin population in and around these beaches.