info on Vengurla!
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info on Vengurla!

Has anyone stayed in Vengurla? We are interested in having three days here in January and would be grateful for any info on hotels, activities, etc. Is it possible to get there by bus (or taxi if at night?) from Kudal (or maybe Sawantvadi Rd)?

Thanks :)

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We had visited Vengurle some years back. We had gone there by car from Kudal. Sagar guest house is on sea shore only. I think it is by PWD. I do not know whether it is given to public or not. You can check with MTDC. Vengurle beach is really a nice one.
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Thank you!
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Does anyone know if it is possible to get to Vengurla from Goa along the coast (ferry at Tiracol)?
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Yes it's possible via Tiracol and redi beach, beautiful drive and many other little beaches hidden away.
Here's a rather bad picture of Vengurla
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Thanks - so have you stayed in Vengurla? I can't find any info on anywhere to stay!
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No I didn't stay there, it was just a flying visit by taxi. there is some accomodation near the port called Sea View and there are other little guest houses scattered around but there's not a great deal of choice and food will be by advance order only I fear, as this is a very quite backwater not used to many tourists. As such for the western tourist it has advantages and disadvantages. It's a great break from Goa though

I found this link for some accomodation ideas.


If you want a taste of Konkan village life with a little more infrastructure, history and cusines then I would suggest Malvan Tarkarli, both of which offer more for the tourist but are not as yet "overdone" the sea fort of Sindhudurg, just of the coast at Malvan, built by Maratha king Shri Shivaji is a wonderful place to stroll around, cooled by the strong breeze off the Arabian sea. One of the few places I've seen on this coast that looked good for diving and snorkelling, cyrstal clear waters, warm and lots of rocky islets to explore.
Indeed the Maharastrian State Tourism Board has a samml dive setup near to the jetty where the boat leaves for the fort.
If money's not a problem you can also get a few people together and take a sai on the Tarkarli river in a houseboat.

Tarkarli beach is gorgeous, as is the river which is very close, on the other side of the sandy peninsula.

Sea food is great and the sunset sublime. Try the fish curry rice it's scrumpious.
In Malvan about 5 kilometers away there are a good range of shops, chai stops and bakers. All in a red roofed, sleepy little coastal village.

Malvan/Tarkarli are also easier to get to than Vangurla unless you've got your own transpurt.
Take a train bus to Sawantwadi Road then another bus/taxi from there it's about 28 Kilometers away.
Try and catch the towering temple in Sawantwadi, one of the strangest I've seen.
The doorway is styled after a swooping eagle...
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Thanks! I'm not so sure about this bit of our trip (the end),as we're staying on a bit of the Kerala coast that is very unspoiled, and then Udupi, so I'm in two minds about whether to stay in Gokarna (??) and Goa afterwards (we have about 7 days after Kerala). My latest idea is to hit Goa and maybe stay at Arambol for a couple of nights, with the option of moving on to Vengurla if we miss the non-touristy thing. We have a train back to Mumbai from Margao, so would spend the last night there or Panjim anyway.

The reviews of the resort at Tarkarli are sadly not good (kind of "beautiful place,pity they don't take care of it"). How far is Malvan/Takarli from Vengurla? And how long would it take to get there from Tiracol Fort (by public transport)

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