Sindhudurg tourism: Things to do and see

Sindhudurg is Maharasthra’s southernmost district and stretches 128 km along India’s western coastline. Rich with pristine beaches, green flatland, virgin forests, hills, mountains and wildlife this district is full of culture and natural beauty. There is a wealth of things to do in Sindhudurg for tourists.

Ocean Fort
The Sindhudurg or Ocean Fort is located off the Malvan port. It is enveloped by a two-mile long wall. Inside the fort you can find temples dedicated to many rulers. The Fort epitomised Maratha naval power during the reign of Shivaji proved impregnable to the mighty Mughals as well as the British. Just off the fort are the beautiful beaches of Vijaydurg. Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) conducts snorkeling around the Sindhudurg Fort.


Puppetry of Pinguli
This is an important part of the region’s culture. Carefully crafted leather and wooden puppets are some of the world’s best storytellers.


This beach is often called The Tahiti of India. It is locate at the mouth of River Kali and the Arabian Sea. This white sandy beach is fringed by Casuarina trees and the azure waters harbour playful dolphins.


This British-era hill station is located 690 meters above sea level. It is a serene and beautiful place for a quiet escape. The Nagartas Waterfalls area a major attraction here particularly during monsoons.


Dhamapur Lake
This beautiful lake can be found just 20 kilometers from Malvan. It is a great place for a family picnic and day tour. Boating is a popular activity here.

Thakar Adivasi Kala Aangan

In 2006, the Thakar Adivasi Kala Aangan was opened by Culture Aangan. This is an art arena at Pinguli which aims to revive and preserve the dying folk art traditions of the region and provide locals artists to exhibit their age old craft.

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