Malvan is one of farthest beaches in Maharashtra from Mumbai and Pune, Malvan is approximately 500 Kms from Mumbai and about 400 Kms from Pune. A good 8-9 hours drive away, Malvan however justifies the long drive with its memerizing beauty. Sindhudurg and kudal are the nearest railway stations near Malvan and is a convenient way to travel to Malvan. Sawantwadi is the next nearest railway station.
Malvan is about 35 kms off the NH 17 from Kasal just before reaching Sindhudurg town. The route to Tarkarli from Mumbai is pretty straight forward as one has to follow the Goa highway for about 400 kms till Kasal. The best way to reach Tarkarli from Pune is via Kolhapur, the best route to reach NH 17 from Kolhapur is via the Gaganbawda ghat.
Malvan 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 Malvan. 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 condition almost always.
Distances from Major Cities
Malvan - Goa
Malvan is a good stop especially between Mumbai and Goa if you are on a long holiday. Its better to stop at Malvan on the way back to change your palate and you can also enjoy some snorkeling and S.C.U.B.A Diving in Malvan.