Tarkarli is about 35 kms off the NH 17 from Kudal just before reaching Sindhudurg town. Tarkarli shot into fame after M.T.D.C started the beach resort in Tarkarli and declared Tarkarli as one of the premiere beach destination in Maharashtra. The backwaters of Karli river running almost parallel to the Tarkarli beach imparts Tarkarli an almost surreal beauty.
Tarkarli beach is part of a long stretch of fine white sand beach which extends to Wayari to its north and extends upto Devbaug Sangam where the Karli river meets the arabian sea to its south. The entire stretch of Tarkarli beach is almost 8 kms long.
Tarkarli by Train
Sindhudurg and Kudal are the nearest railway stations from Tarkarli (about 30kms) however Sawantwadi (55 kms) is the major station near Tarkarli where most of the trains stop.
Dolphin Watch Rides - Tarkarli
The chances of spotting a dolphin is highest during boat rides from Tarkarli near the shores of Malvan and you could also visit islands like Nivati rocks off the coast from Tarkarli during the ride.
Tarkarli from Pune
If you want to use train as your mode of transport to Tarkarli there is only one train which take the Konkan railway route from Pune which stops at Sawantwadi 60 kms from Tarkarli. By road the best route is via Kolhapur. From Kolhapur you may either take Radhanagari route or the Gaganbawda route. Although if you take the Radhanagari route you can visit the Dajipur bison sanctuary the road remains in very poor repair almost always. If you are planning to visit only Tarkarli its better to take Gaganbawda route.
Boating in Tarkarli
Boating and dolphin watch rides are very popular activities during a Tarkarli holidays. The boating operators have a few fixed routes and sightseeing points like Bhogwe beach Nivati rocks etc during boating from Tarkarli.