Malvan Marine Sanctuary, Sindhudurg

Marine sanctuary

Malvan, the only marine sanctuary is located in Malvan Taluka of Sindhudurg district. The 29.22 sq. kms. in Malvan Taluka was declared as marine sanctuary in 1987.

Salient Features:
Area is rich in coral and marine life. Beautiful coast of Malvan with golden sands and Casuarinas plantations is feast to eyes. Traditional life of fishermen can also be observed. Famous Sindhdurg fort, built by Shivaji Maharaj is located with in sanctuary area.

Boarding/Camping facilities:

The sanctuary has Akeri Rest Houses of the Forest Department with 2 suites each. The reservation authority is 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 available at Malvan.

Food :
All types of foods, including famous Malavani food is available in Malvan.

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

Tourist Information:

Best time to visit: Malvan can be visited round the year. The monsoons season witnesses heavy rainfall (more then 3500mm.) The summer and winter are moderate.

Nearest airport: Goa (145 kms.)

By Rail: Kudal (28kms.) on Mumbai- Goa (Konkan Railways) is provides ideal rail connection.

By Road: Regular private and Government buses are available from Mumbai (450kms.), Pune (400 Kms.), Kolhapur (100 kms.), Panaji ( 130 kms) for Malvan.

Connecting cities: Goa (140kms.), Kolhapur (100kms.) and Belgaon (100kms.)

Address & Phone Number:
Deputy Conservator of Forests,
Sawantwadi Forest Division, Sawantwadi Maharashtra India.




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