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Chaitanya

On Malvan’s main drag, this great, family-run place specialises in Konkan cuisine including bangda tikhale (fish in thick coconut sauce), prawns malvani and very flavoursome crab masala; portions won't thrill you, b…
Fort in Malvan

Sindhudurg Fort

Built by Shivaji and dating from 1664, this monstrous fort lies on an offshore island and can be reached by frequent ferries (adult/child ₹70/40, 8am to 5.30pm) from Malvan’s harbour. It’s not as impressive as Janji…
Beach in Malvan

Tarkali Beach

A golden arc south of Malvan, this crescent-shaped sandy beach is a vision of tropical India, fringed by coconut palms and casuarina trees, plus the odd cow. At dusk (between October and February) fishermen work tog…
Malvani in Malvan

Athithi Bamboo

On the north side of the harbour, this large casual place offers excellent Malvani thalis and lots of fresh fish. There’s no sign or menu in English and you sit under a tin roof (so it gets very hot during the day),…