Honeymoon in Malvan
If envisioning about your honeymoon your mind floods with images of pristine sun-kissed beaches, sparkling blue waters and a clear overhead sky, then you should be scheduling a post-wedding sojourn to Malvan. Tourists and travelers from far and wide including newlyweds have since long been flocking to the scenic town of Malvan to let their hair down and chill out in its spotless beaches stretching across miles. Malvan is also noted for its historical landmarks like the Sindhudurg Fort, Sarjekot Fort, Jai Ganesh Mandir, and the Rameshwar Mandir.
The Malvan backwaters offer the right conditions for snorkelling and scuba diving and a host of other aquatic sports. You can also take a boat trip to view the antics of Dolphins in the Karli backwaters. You’ll also love to gorge on Malvani delicacies that incorporate the best of Maharashtrian and Goan cuisines. Malvan was formerly known as Madwan which means ‘coconut grove’ in local dialect. Malvan is famous as well for Alphonso mangoes (Malvani Hapus). The Malvan Wildlife Sanctuary is worth visiting for its flora and fauna.
Malvan also referred to as Malwan is located in Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra and the town is comprised of numerous hamlets. Malvan is bordered by three creeks or coves namely Karli, Kalavali and Kolamb.
The nearest railheads are Sindhudurg and Kudal. The nearest airport is in Dabolim, Goa. Malvan can also be conveniently reached by road from Mumbai, Panaji, and Pune.
Ideal Time to Visit
The best time to visit Malvan is during the winter that lasts from November to February when it is ideal for touring the sightseeing attractions.
Accommodation Option for Honeymooners
Malvan remains a relatively uncharted destination mostly frequented by happy-go-lucky tourists and newlyweds pining for solitude during their honeymoons. Therefore, you’d not need to worry about finding suitable accommodation. You’ll find the beaches less crowded giving you ample scope to relax and unwind. Recommended staying options for honeymooners are Sun n Sand Hotel, Hotel Sagar Kinara, Hotel Chivala Beach, Abhiruchi Resorts, Samant Heritage and Rameshwar Holiday Resort.
Things to Do
- Snorkelling (Most of the hotel and resorts have facilities for snorkelling)
- Scuba Diving
- Boat Rides in Karli Backwaters
- Water Sports ( parasailing in Devbaug)
Sightseeing Attraction for Honeymooners
Other Spots worth a Visit
- Sindhudurg Fort-Sindhudurg meaning an ‘oceanic rampart or stronghold’ was built by Shivaji-the most well-known of all Maratha rulers. The fort lies on Kurte Island and has a rampart extending almost 4kms. There are a total of 42 turrets in the fort. There are temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Lord Jarimari, and Goddess Bhavani. You get impressive panoramas of the surroundings from the citadel’s ramparts.
- Malvan Beach-This beach is mainly frequented by locals who go on fishing trips. The beach has a long coastline and one can see coconut, cashew and mango trees in the background. You’ll enjoy taking a stroll in the white sandy beach.
- Tarkali Beach-This beach is about 8 kms away from Malvan. The tranquillity of the ambience will appeal to you if you’re looking for seclusion. You can also consider taking a boat ride.
- Malvan Rock Garden-The perfectly maintained Malvan Rock Garden is situated near the Malvan Jetty. You get majestic views of the Chivla Beach from here.
- Malvan Marine Sanctuary-It is the only marine sanctuary in the entire Konkan region. This sanctuary teems with marine flora and fauna.
- Devbaug Beach-This beach is well known for its blue lagoons. You can sunbathe or take a swim in the cool waters.
- Rameshwar Temple-This temple dedicated to Lord Shiva was built circa 1684. You’ll be simply carried away by the architectural work of the temple.
- Ghumadai Temple
- Shri Bhadrakali Temple
- Shri Jarimari Temple
- Vengurla Malvan Beach
- Shri Ganesha Temple
- Bhagwant Fortress
- Shri Sateri Temple
- Shri Wagheshwar Temple
- Bharat Gad (Fort)
- Kolamb Beach
- Atara Beach
- Sai Baba Temple
- Tondavali Beach
- Devbaug Beach
You can shop for Konkani handloom saris and salwar kameezes, handicrafts, tote bags, conch shells, incense sticks, candles, jewelleries made out of marine products.