Malvan Travel Guide

About Place

Malvan is a town and taluka in Sindhudurg District, the southernmost district of Maharashtra State, India, well known for the historically important Sindhudurg Fort. Malvan taluka consists of villages such as Aangnechi Wadi, Achra, Khalchi Devli, Jamdul, Juva, Pankhol, Talasheel and Sarjekot. The main occupation here is fishing with the staple diet of the local people fish curry and rice. The town produces Alphonso mangoes and is also known for sweets such as Malvani Khaja made from gram-besan flour and coated jaggery as well as Malvani Ladoos.'Tourist attraction is Konkani meva like Aambawadi, Fanaspoli, Dryfriuts, Kajuwadi, Naralachya Wadya, Malvani Masale'. Malvani Dashavtar, a drama-play based on mythological stories, is an important cultural element of the area. Several apocryphal and some more credible stories related to the name Malvan exist. Salt producers use term Mahalavan to describe a region rich in salt, a compound word from "Maha" meaning great, and "lavan" meaning plantation. Another possibility is a phonetic derivative of the compound of "Mad" and "Ban", Malvani for coconut trees and garden respectively, relating to the large number of coconut trees in the region.

Places To Visit
  • Rock Garden
  • Rameshwar Temple
  • Sindhudurg Fort
  • Tsunami Island
  • Malvan Marine Sanctuary
  • Talashil Tondavali Beach
  • Vengurla Malvan Beach
  • Shri Sateri Temple
  • Shri Bhadrakali Temple
  • Devbag Beach

  • Beaches
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling

Famous Food
  • Sea-food
  • Fish curry

Things To Buy
  • Seafood dishes
  • Malvani masala
  • Cashews
  • Kokum

Shopping Area
  • Shopping in Malvan

Malvan Details

Best Time To Visit
July To March

Monsoon Period
June to September

Important Contact
Police Control Room:
100 / 22621855 / 22621983 / 22625020 / 22641449 / 22620111
Ambulance Service:
102 / 23079643
Tourist Center:
22621855 / 22033144 / 22033145
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