Nestled in the state of Maharashtra and placed in the Malvan area, Tarkarli is one of the most magnificent places where a number of travelers love to come from different parts of India as well as the world. The beauty of this place can be seen through the attractions which it has.

It is not just the attraction of the sightseeing which lures the attention of number of tourists from different parts of the world but also delicious sea food which will surely be mouth-watering. For the shopping freaks, it is a perfect place as one can buy various local things such as cashew nuts, beetle nuts, Kokum powder as well as some artistic stuff at reasonable price. The tranquil atmosphere of this glorious city is something which not just makes the trip enjoyable but also offers great peace to mind.


The summers begin from March and remain until June. The highest and the lowest temperature in the season are 32°C and 25°C respectively.

Monsoon season arrives in the month of July and leaves in the month of September. The city experiences medium to heavy rainfall.

The winters usually arrive in the month of November and remain till the month of February. This season sees the average temperature up to 21°C. The temperature is ideal for the people who love to enjoy outdoor activities.

Tarkarli is blessed with pleasing atmosphere throughout the year therefore a number of visitors come here from different parts of India as well as world. Although, Tarkarli bestows activities throughout the year, yet the best time to visit Tarkarli is from October to March.

How to Reach

Located on Konkan coast, Tarkarli does not have its own airport. The approachable airport to this city is Dabolim (Goa) which connects this region with different parts of the country. It is around 80 km away from the center of Tarkarli. Another airport is Kolhapur Airport which is approximately 115 km away from the Tarkarli. The nearest railway station to the city is Kudal which is approximately 45 km away from Tarkarli.

Key attractions/Sightseeing

Dhamapur Lake: The clear water of the lake as well as the tranquil atmosphere will give immense pleasure to mind. Spread in an area of 10 acres, the lake is a perfect place to take pleasure of water sports. Don’t forget to enjoy boating here.

Karli Backwaters: At the confluence of the Arabian Sea and the Karli River lies the Karli Backwaters which is the only one of its kind in the state of Maharashtra and inevitably one of the best in the world. Engulfed by verdant thickets, the ride against the river is wonderfully swift. The Karli Backwaters lies between Tarkali and Kudal. The backwaters of Tarkali inspirit couples to take romantic walks along its coastline, friends to enjoy an adventurous outing and families to leisure on its silk-sandy beaches. The views of horizon are beyond earthly limitations. Houseboats can be availed for enjoying the best scenic views of Kartali.

Achra Beach: It is one of the Tarkarli attractions which offer breath taking views. The 2 meter high waves provide a sensational experience as well as great pleasure to heart. Near to the beach is the 250 year old Lord Rameshwar (Shiva) temple.

Shree Shivchhatrapati Temple: This religious place has its own importance in the heart of every devotee therefore they visit here throughout the year to worship God. The temple was dedicated by Rajaram to his father, the Maratha King Chhattrapati Shivaji. Later, in 1695, the temple was given the name Shree Shivchhatrapati Temple.

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