Maharashtra takes pride in Malvan Marine Sanctuary; biologically, one of the richest coastal regions in India, which was brought on the world map in 1987. It's crystal clear water is home to the extremely rich coastal species that are unique to the region like sea anemones, mollusks, polychaetes, pearl oyster, corals, seaweed, and mangroves. Malvan is beautiful and intriguing inside out. Somewhere like it's riveting deep underwater secrets, the place offers a beautiful view. Make a point to take the binoculars as there is possibility spot some rare bird species on this 29.22 square kilometers.
Prominent Marine Species
black- headed gulls,terns, plovers, water- fowl, ducks, egrets, Mollusks, Pearl Oysters, Polychaetes (Earthworm Like Specie), casuarinas plantations, Sea Anemones, Dolphins, Labeo-Calbasu, Labeo-Rohita, Mystus seenghala (Singhada), Tor Putitora (Mahsir), Labeo-Dero (Gid)
Prominent Avifauna Species
Seagulls, Water Fowl, Plovers, Ducks, Egrets (Bagala in Marathi) & Terns
Where to Stay?
The Malvan Marine Wildlife Sanctuary has its own Rest House. If looking for private hotel options near Malvan Marine Sanctuary, then there are many available but in Malvan. Mentioned below are some accommodation options that one can consider:
- Hotel Sagar Kinara, Somwar Peth
- Exotic Home Stay, Chivla Beach
- Hotel Chivala Beach
To reach the Malvan Marine Sanctuary, tourists will have to take a boat from Malvan jetty. If lucky, there's the slightest possibility to spot dolphins.
Safari Timing :
As such there's no particular entry or the exit gate of the Malvan marine wildlife sanctuary. It can be explored only by taking a boat.
Best time to Visit
Throughout the day
Popular Things to do & See
On a visit to Malvan Marine Sanctuary, one can go for a boat tour to explore the marine species. Also explore some nearby attractions like Sindhdurg fort, Tarakali Beach, Vengurla Beach and Golden sand beaches of Tondavali.