Tondavali, Tondavali, Maharashtra, India, 416626
Tondavli an unexplored place is located between kalaval creek at the east and the arabian sea at west is 25 km (approx) from malvan in sindhudurg district. this destination is quite inaccessible by foot so you could have a nice boat ride or a private vehicle is preferred to reach here.
The main occupation of occupants here is fishing so you can enjoy a variety of local fish dishes like bangada, surmai, paplet, kolambi, and tarli for seafood.
Being a sequestered place it is best known for its water sports and dolphin sightseeing. one can enjoy riding water scooters, sailing in the creek, banana ride, scuba diving and various water sports. there are also various dolphins schools located nearby which is visible from the shores of this beach.
Tondavli is surrounded by twin islands- khot- juva and paan-khot juva in kalaval creek, sangam point where kalaval creek joins the arabian sea, temples- shri vagheshwar, a village deity, shri datta mandir and shri gopal- krishna temple. these temples have beautiful carvings on it.
You can also have a direct view of “kavada rock” in deep sea from the beach area. the sea shore has lush green cyprus orchard and taking a siesta here is a soothing experience.
India’s first oceanarium is being constructed here. it will include theme-based restaurants, 3d dome, theatre, an underwater studio for film shooting and a mock antarctica among several other attractions.
How to reach?
It is easily reachable from places like mumbai, pune, malvan, and kolhapur. government/ private buses and taxis are available that take you to tondavli. kankavli is the nearest railway station. dabolim airport in goa is the nearest airway to reach and from here you may go in a private vehicle or have a nice boat ride to reach the destination.