Tarkarli beach. Picture courtesy/Arijeet Saha
Another long weekend is about to hit the 2017 calendar and we just cannot wait to work on our travel plans. While some have already thought of a holiday destination for the upcoming long weekend, some may be still struggling to finalize the name. The task may not be as tedious for Mumbaikars as it may be others, because the confluence of Arabian Sea and Western Ghats is the abode to several hill stations and beach retreats. The isolated locales located on the outskirts of Mumbai provide respite to our tiring feet and are apt places for a pleasant weekend getaway.
One such destination is Tarkarli beach, the finest white sand beach on Konkan coast of Sindhudurg district, Mahrashtra. Plan a trip to this charming beach village in the coming long weekend for a rejuvenating holiday. From adventure activities to nature walks, Tarkarli is one destination with myriad stories in its kitty.
Tarkarli Beach. Picture courtesy/Arijeet Saha
Refer to this Tarkarli travel guide for a fun-filled long weekend trip:
Distance between Mumbai and Tarkarli: Approximately 530 km by road
How to reach Tarkarli from Mumbai: Tarkarli beach can be reached by road from Mumbai. The hamlet can also be reached by train. Sindhudurg and Kudal are the two nearest railway stations to Tarkarli beach.
Time taken to reach Tarkarli from Mumbai: 9 hours approximately
Places to stay in Tarkarli: MTDC Resort, Tarkarli, Sea View Tarkarli Resort, Kinara Resort
Attractions in Tarkarli: Tarkarli Beach, Sidhudurg fort, Devbagh Beach, Dhamapur lake, Sangam point and Malvan Market.
Things to do in Tarkarli: The beach hamlet is a great destination to explore the mesmeric marine world. Adventure junkies can indulge in water sports like Scuba diving and Snorkelling. Want to get a bird’s eye view of the magical hamlet? Go for parasailing and fly above the sand and sea to explore the serenity of the beach retreat. Leisure seekers can book a boat ride and sail along the backwaters of the Karli River.
What to eat in Tarkarli: Tarkarli is famous for Konkani cuisine. It is a great place for fish lovers because lot of local fish delicacies are available here. Chicken Thali and Fish Thali can be savoured in almost all eateries and restaurants across Tarkarli. Apart from thalis, Pomfret fry, Bombil fry, and Bhangra fry are also offered by local restaurants in the beach hamlet.
Konkani Chicken thali. Picture courtesy/Arijeet Saha
The road to Tarkarli is smooth and not much hurdle in faced while driving. However, at times you might come across narrow one-way routes. Embraced by the Arabian Ocean, the hamlet is encapsulated by sheer peace and serenity. So, if you are looking for a adventure packed yet tranquil holiday at the vicinity of Mumbai, then pack your bags for nowhere but Tarkarli.
Kolhapur-Tarkarli road. Picture courtesy/Arijeet Saha
It's time to explore the unexplored and paint the picture of a fun-filled holiday at the Konkan coastline.
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