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Location: Malvan Taluka Of Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra
Area: 29.22-sq-km
Significance: The Only Marine Sanctuary
Best Time To Visit: Through Out The Year

Malvan, the only marine sanctuary is located in Malvan Taluka of Sindhudurg district in Konkan region covering an area of 29.22-sq-km. The sanctuary is rich in coral and marine life. The golden sands and casuarinas plantations at the Malvan coast form a scenic view and it's a feast to eyes.

Best Time To Visit

The monsoons season witnesses heavy rainfall but in summer and winter season the area has got a moderate temperature making this place ideal to visit throughout the year.


Sindhdurg Fort in MaharashtraThe Sindhdurg fort, built by Shivaji Maharaj is situated in this sanctuary and is counted among one of the main attraction of Malvan.


Beautiful golden sand beaches of Tondavali, Tarakali and Vengurala are with in a distance of 10-km from sanctuary area.


Air: Nearest airport is Goa at 145-km.

Rail: Nearest railway station is Kudal at 28-km on Mumbai - Goa (Konkan Railways) provides an ideal rail connection.

Road: Kolhapur is the nearest bus station at 100-km. Regular private and Government buses are available from Mumbai (450-km), Pune (400-km), and Panaji (130-km) for Malvan.

Boat: Private owned motor launches are available at reasonable cost from Malvan jetty.


The sanctuary has Akeri Rest Houses of the Forest Department. The reservation authority is situated at Dy. C. F., Sawantwadi. Government rest house is available at Malvan, which is under Public works department, having reservation office at Malvan. Private lodges and hotels at reasonable rates are also available at Malvan.

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