MTDC's boat shaped Reception Office off Tarkarli beach.
MTDC's beach facing Konkani Houses at Tarkarli beach.
Tarkarli beach at around 5.00 p.m almost devoid of crowd. In the background (left) is Sindhudurg Fort off Malvan beach.
Beach walk in solitude in front of MTDC's Konkani House.
Foreign tourist couple winding up the mat after sunbath at Tarkarli beach. In the background is MTDC's property.
Towards Malvan side from Taakarli beach.
MTDC's Tarkarli beach viewing huts.
Fishermen push a boat into the sea off Tarkarli beach.
The sea water off Tarkarli beach is so crystal clear that one can see snails on the sea bed through water
A live snail
Seems to be an evening 'conference' of crows at Tarkarli beach.
One of the crows flies from the 'conference' to'
'view' the sunset at Tarkarli beach.
Some more crows join to view sunset at Tarkarli. The fact is that crows are here to pick some food that comes with waves.
Silhouette of children against the background of the sunset at Tarkarli beach.
The final view of the day's sunset at Tarkarli beach.
Our room in MTDC's Konkani House, Tarkarli beach.
The boat came bang in front of our room to pick us for 4 hours boat ride for dolphin viewing and dropping and picking us at Nivati beach and Sunami Island.
All boats have wooden balancing log fixed parallel to the boat which prevents boats swinging in a rough weather.
As the sun rises, a fishing boat proceeding towards mid sea from Tarakarli village.
Our boatman looks pensive but actually he was looking at another fishing boat which was coming by the side of our boat.
Early morning silhouette of a rocky hill near Nivati beach.
The same rocky hill looks different from the opposite side when lit by early morning sun rays.
Early morning sun rays on this hill located near Nivati beach reminded me of Hollywood film Meckaenna's Gold(1969).
Nivati Beach. This is situated between Devbag and Bhogwe beaches and secluded by two hillocks on its both sides. On the left of the beach is sea shore and on the right is backwater.
Nivati beach. This beach lies between Bhogwe beach to the south and Devbag beach to the north. This is a very secluded beach because of the hills on its both sides which obstruct its visibility.
Devbag beach - not off Karwar one but the one near Tarkarli beach.
This extension of Devbag beach is almost like an island beach except that there is a narrow entry from the right.
Water sports facilities are available on Sunami Island beach. On the right are two make shift shades - one at the far end is for water sports and the other one is a refreshment stall.
This picture was taken on a low angle to capture the wave type 'design' on Sunami island beach. The natural design is created by the shallow waves of Karli river that cross over the beach during the high tide.
Neer dosas - Malvani style.
Scooter boat turning sharply in Karli river
When the pulling speed boat takes a sharp turn, the impact on the Liquid Force boat (behind) creates some thrilling experience.
The waves in the middle is the point where Karli river (foreground) meets Arabian Sea (background). Note the colour difference in Karli river and the Arabian Sea
Tarkarli village temple.
One of the larger waves off Tarkarli beach.
Fishing nets spread over the beach for drying. The boat with the dried fishing net proceeded to mid sea off Tarkarli beach the next day.
Seagulls off Tarkarli beach.
Another rocky formation on the way to snorkeling point.
As we were nearer to the snorkeling point, we saw some people already snorkeling.
It is me for snorkeling and the guide is instructing me.
One of the marine lives we saw under sea water. This was picked up, shown to all of us and again put into the sea.
MTDC's Konkani House off Tarkarli beach in the evening.
Fishing boats at Malvan jetty,
Malvan town side beach seen from Malvan jetty.
Malvan jetty for ferry to Sindhudurg Fort ( in the background).
Fishing village, 2 kms from Malvan
Fishing boats on the Malvan beach.
Sindhudurg Fort seen from the Malvan jetty.
Sindhudurg Fort as seen from the boat midway in the sea.
A protruding rock and a fishing boat at the mid sea off Malvan.
Sindhudurg Fort gate (middle). The ferry boats drop the visitors at this point. The main gate is hidden between two bastions.
The Fort gate.
Copper plaque of Shivaji's coronation on display in Shivarajeshwar temple inside Sidhudurg Fort.
This damaged flag bastion on the southern side gives a bird's eye view of three sides - east, west and south.
South-west wall of the Fort. A small beach below the wall is called Ranichi Vela (Queen's beach).
The south-east rampart of the Fort.
Eastern rampart of the Fort
There are about dozen old houses inside Sindhudurg Fort belonging to the families that worked for Chatrapati Shivaji. Most of the houses are now the second homes to their new generations.
One of the two sweet water stepped wells inside the Fort.
Bhavani temple inside the Fort.
In some part of the Fort, there are dense vegetation.
Some more houses inside the Fort.
Stone staircase leading to the bastion above the main gate from where one can get a fine view of beaches from Malvan to Bhogwe.
View from Malvan beach and fishing village from the Fort.
View of one of snorkeling boats from the Fort.
Ganesh temple, Malvan
Inside Ganesh temple, Malvan
Ganesh idol made up of gold in Ganesh temple, Malvan
An old type house belonging to Kirloskars of Kal Nirnaya calendars. Ganesh temple has been build by this family.
Rock garden at the sea shore, Malvan. It is named as such because of its close proximity to rocky patch of the Arabian Sea.
A couple on a photo shoot at a rocky ledge at the sea shore off Malvan.
An unidentifed bird one of the sea shore rocks near Malvan.
Bhagwati Devi temple, Dhamapur on way to Kudal.
Bhagwati temple lake.
An unidentified bird near Bhagwati temple lake.