A reception in a sea faring boat is the last thing one would expect in a state run resort. It’s reason enough to make the Tarkarli resort of the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) one of my favourites.
While most MTDC resorts are in prime locations in Maharashtra – right on the beach (in Ganapatiphule, Murud), on a hill top (Mahabaleshwar, Malshej Ghat), beside a lake (Bhandardara) etc, this one has other feathers in its cap too.
The sit outs on bamboo stilts, Konkani hut styled cottages and a long, uninterrupted stretch of beach add up to make this resort an attractive option for a stay in Tarkarli.
However, food is the standard MTDC fare. So, if you stick to basic Maharashtrian or Indian food, you can get by. The restaurant itself is pretty basic and laid out with cane furniture which blends in well with the overall look and feel.
For an overall idea of Indian food, click HERE
There is a lady right next door to the MTDC resort who runs a restaurant serving local, home cooked food – an option worth taking. You need to give her an hours’ prior notice for breakfast and two hours for lunch. Her prices are much more reasonable than those at the MTDC resort. I was looking for her phone number but seem to have misplaced it. So, if any of you readers visit do post her number in the comments section.
MTDC resort Tarkarli restaurant
The resort makes for the perfect place to put your feet up and chill. But if you don’t want to do just that, you could opt for para sailing or a joy ride on a horse cart.
MTDC also offers the option of house boats for stay. There are two stationary ones (on land) at the resort itself, luxuriously fitted and more expensive than the Konkani style cottages. Besides, they have houseboats that sail on the backwaters. I haven’t tried this option myself, but it seems like a fun thing to do. Here is a tripadvisor review for you to check out – Click here
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(Please note that this is NOT a sponsored post. It is one of my series on the Malvan region)
If you are looking for more adventure, you shouldn’t miss snorkelling near the Sindhudurg fort. To read about the fort, click here
To read about how to reach Tarkarli and other such details, you can read my first post – click here
You also have the option of water sports at the Tsunami Island. I shall put up a separate, short post on these experiences later. Till then, I offer you a few more pics taken at the resort.