Scuba Diving Tour from mumbai

Charges 6500/- per person. Join Mumbai's renowned trekking team Mischief Treks for an amazing experience at "Scuba Diving and Watersports Tour". This Trekking event is safe and suitable for all age group, girls, women, kids, families, groups, and solo travelers coming alone. Join us for Scuba Diving and Water Sports Tour from Mumbai for Swimmers and Non-Swimmers. Batches are available for March 2023, April 2023 and May 2023. Suitable for solo participants traveling alone, couples, and groups. The tour includes a Jet ski ride, parasailing, sofa ride, banana rise Sindhudurg fort visit, Stay at an AC Beachfront Stay.

Scuba Diving Tour from Mumbai

Scuba Diving Tour From Mumbai

We at Mischief Treks can take you to witness the underwater wonders that our very own Malvan has to offer. Join us this best season, to experience Scuba Diving in a new way. The best time to visit Malvan for Scuba Diving is from Nov to May. This tour covers Sindhudurg Fort, Devbaug Beach, Nivati Fort, Nivati beach and Chivla Beach. To ease out this journey our group will have multiple stops for some fun games and photoshoots while on this tour. Booking is available for the next group tours for Scuba Diving Tour on the dates mentioned in the schedule.

  • Duration: 3 nights 2 days

  • Suitable For: All age groups

  • Batch Size: 15-20 Participants only
    (We do not take a crowd of 80-100 people at this event, it's against our safety policy.)

  • Fees: (Including website booking discount)

Rs.12500 7000 per person
(Without train ticket)

Rs.16500 8500 per person
(Including train ticket Mumbai - Kankavali - Mumbai)
NO Additional hidden charges 🙂

Note:
⚠️ Booking closes once seats are sold out, book well in advance to avoid missing out on the slots. Later train tickets won't be available. Ideally, you need to book 1 month in advance. Or depend on Tatkal train tickets.

Tour Dates:

  • 11-Feb-2023 | 00 Tickets available (Leaving on 10Feb)

  • 11-Mar-2023 | 22 Tickets available (Leaving on 10Mar)

  • 08-Apr-2023 | 25 Tickets available (Leaving on 07Apr)

  • 13-May-2023 | 15 Tickets available (Leaving on 12May)

Major attractions:

  • Stay at Devbaug Beach

  • Lip smacking Local Delicacy

  • Best ever DEEP WATER Scuba dive (Premium Scuba Diving 30-40 ft Approx.)

  • Watersports like Jet-Ski, Banana ride, Sofa Ride, and Parasailing at Chivla Beach.

  • Sindhudurg fort - We will take our time to explore the beauty of this Fort.

  • Nivati Beach and Nivati fort.

  • Visit to Sarjekar Plateau.

  • Mafia - Tattva style

  • Photography - be ready to get clicked.

  • All the "Masti" which is a USP of Mischief Treks.

Scuba Diving tour video of our previous batch.

Photo Album Link of previous scuba diving event by Mischief Treks. Click here https://photos.app.goo.gl/ruxqy1S2XSMjWnKz9

Detailed Itinerary - Scuba Diving Tour From Mumbai - Offbeat Malvan

So what is the full Itinerary?
Here you go...

Meeting Point: Kankavali at 06:00 am. (For people travelling on their own)
Two days prior to the event date and time, we will be creating a WhatsApp group for coordination purposes. Exact GPS locations for each pickup point, coordinator contact, Live location of bus, etc will be shared in the group.

Day 0 -

  • 09:30 pm - Meet us at LTT train station, and board train number 12133 Mangalore Superfast Express for an overnight journey
    Alternatively, you can board the same train at Thane 10
    :42 pm and Panvel at 11:22 pm.

Day 1 -

  • 06:00 am - Reach kankavli, Travel towards malvan by private vehicle. (50km - 1.5 hours drive time)

  • 08:00 am - Reach Malvan, Devbagh beach

  • 09:00 am - Breakfast at beach Guest house. (Changing and Washroom facility avaliable)

  • 10:00 am - Gear up for best ever DEEP WATER scuba diving in Malvan at "The Fisherman's Cove" .

  • 12:00 pm - Complete the activity and check inn to oue Beachfront Stay.

  • 01:00 pm - Have Lunch (Nov-veg available on additional cost).

  • Rest for a while

  • 04:00 pm - Explore Nivati fort and wait for the beautiful sunset on Nivati beach.

  • 07:00 pm - Back to Beach guesthouse

  • Chillex & Relax, Enjoy team games, Musical night.

  • Soothing night walk on beach with naked foot

  • Dinner will be ready by 09:30 pm, Followed by Mafia night

Day 2 -

  • 06:00 am - Wake up Enjoy the serenity of the Devbagh beach

  • 08:00 am - Breakfast time and Check Out.

  • 10:00 am - Watersport activities on Chivla beach

  • 01:00 pm - Delicious Malvani lunch 😋

  • 02:00 pm - Visit Sindhudurg fort and explore.

  • 05:00 pm - Visit Sarjekar plateau post the exploration leave for Kudal Station.

  • 08.48 pm - Catch the 12620 - Matyagandha express.

Day 4 -

  • 05:53 am - Reach Thane

  • 06:35 am - Reach LTT station

Scuba Diving tour fees include

  • Train tickets (Non-AC sleeper) Mumbai-Kankvalli and Kudal-Mumbai ( If opted for )

  • Local transport for 2 days.

  • Entry for Sindhudurg Fort

  • Scuba Diving + 04 Watersports (Banana Ride, Sofa ride, Jet-ski and Parasailing)

  • One - night Beachfront hotel stay at Devbag Beach on triple sharing basis. (AC room stay)
    (You can upgrade to twin sharing AC room by paying extra charges of
    750Rs per person, .ie. 1500 per couple and depending on availability)

  • Day 1: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Veg)

  • Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch. (Veg)

  • Govt / Local charges as applicable

  • Expertise charges

  • Basic First Aid

Exclusions

  • Meals during train travel.

  • Any emergency evacuations/rescue (if required)

  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned above.

Things to carry for Scuba Diving Tour

  1. Identity proof.

  2. Water (minimum 1 Ltrs) Compulsory.

  3. Cap,Sunscreen, sunglasses, scarf, extra clothes and toiletries.

  4. Bedsheet/Sleeping bag for train travel.

  5. Keep your phone fully charged.

  6. Mosquito repellent (optional)

  7. Some ready-to-eat food like biscuits, plum cake, etc to keep your tummy happy.

  8. Medicines (if you need any), Glucon D / Electrol / Enerzyl Powder (We will have a basic first aid kit with us).

  9. A haversack to put all your things. Your hands need to be free.

  10. And most imp thing, carry a lot of enthusiasm and team spirit.

You should not carry:

  • Jholas/sling bag/Trolley Bag/Suitcase

  • Please avoid wearing Jewelry.

Details of Kids Charges 2500
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Kid needs to share room/bed with their parent.
- Seperate seat in the train will not be allocated for the kid.
- Seperate seat in local transport will not be allocated for the kid.
Note - If you wish to have a separate seat and bed for the kid, you can book a full payment adult slot.

How to Reach Meeting Point for Scuba Diving:

To get accurate travel info for reaching meeting point and then moving further
1. Open Google search tab
2. Type the following words in search window "
My location to Kankavali distance"
3. You shall get the exact time required to travel, modes of travel, and distance (kilometers) from your location

IMPORTANT: Please make sure you are physically fit to complete the event and before booking you have gone through all the details, FAQ, Points to note, and Disclaimer.

Scuba Diving Tour from Mumbai

Scuba Diving

Food in malvan during Scuba diving tour from Mumbai

Meals

Resort stay in malvan during Scuba diving tour from Mumbai

Stay

Sindhu durg fort visit in malvan during Scuba diving tour from Mumbai

Sindhudurg Fort Visit

Beach Games in malvan during Scuba diving tour from Mumbai

Games on Beach

Points to Note and FAQ's about Scuba Diving Tour

Following are the frequently asked questions regarding Tour

Q. How do I get all the details about the tour, like charges, meeting time, pickup time and location, inclusion, exclusion, things to carry, etc? Can someone read it out for me on phone?

Ans. All the details are mentioned on this page itself, once you scroll up you will all info on your screen. Sorry we do not verbally provide details on phone as it usually creates lot of misunderstanding and miscommunication. Also, its extremely important to read and understand all the details before you book the event so that you have absolute clarity. If something mentioned on this page is confusing , you can get clarity on chat by clicking on chat with us button on top. To discuss things that are not mentioned on this website we can arrange a callback from one of our Tour leaders.

Q. I have booked/paid for the event, is my booking confirmed for the event?

Ans. No !, your booking can become invalid if you do not submit the "Most Important Details" required for emergency situations. For any Trek/Adventure event the organizers need to have your details at least 24 hours prior to the event. We do not allow anyone to the campsite until we have complete and authentic details of the person. This info is crucial in case of an emergency and is a mandatory KYC parameter. The link for the "personal details form" will be sent on WhatsApp immediately after you complete the booking instructions mentioned on the website. Submitting incomplete/incorrect/fake details in the form will make your booking invalid and no refund will be provided in such case.

Q. Why is submitting emergency contact details and KYC information mandatory?

Ans. Its a standard protocol and also a guideline by Govt of India. We are accountable for every "Human-Body" present at our campsite or trek is our responsibility and in case of any unfortunate event we will be asked by authorities to provide all relevant information about you. In order to comply with the authorities we have to take authentic information from you. Fake/Incomplete information or non-submission of the details will make your ticket (paid amount) invalid and no refund will be provided in such case. You will not be allowed to participate in the event.

Q. If I have opted for "with transport", which vehicle will be provided?

Ans. Transport from travel city is generally provided by bus. The bus capacity varies with reference to participant count. 17 seater, 26 Seater, 32 seater etc .. , if the participant count is low we may opt for Qualis/Sumo/ Tavera for transport

Q. Does the cancellation policy/rescheduling policy apply to me if I book on event day or last day?

Ans: Yes, the policy is applicable irrespective of the booking date. The cancellation / reschedule policy is applicable to everyone with immediate effect from the date and time of booking. The refunds/rescheduling requests will be processed based on the date and time of cancellation/reschedule request sent to us and the date and time of booking the event are irrelevant.

Q. What is the basis of cancellation/reschedule policy in case of medical or personal emergency of participant or organizing team?

Ans: The cancellation policy is based on fairness towards the participant and the organizing team. In case of medical/personal emergency, the loss arising out of cancellation/reschedule will be borne by the respective person. i.e. if the organizing team faces an emergency situation and the event gets canceled, the participant will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if the participant faces an emergency situation, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss. The cancellation policy is designed with a completely unbiased approach towards the participant and organizing team and is aimed at fairness towards both.

Q. What if there is an issue with transport, i.e. the bus breaks down, AC is not working, tyre gets punctured? will we get a refund?

Ans. Mischief Treks as a team conducts treks/tours only. All the support functions like transport, food etc are sourced from various other vendors to help the participants have it streamlined. Equipment failure can happen any time with any piece of machinery and we can try to get a replacement/repair from the vendor. This may consume time and the trek/tour leader may decide to continue the event as deemed fit to get the event completed. We as well as the participants have to bare with it. There are no refunds possible in such case. The Trek/Tour leader's decision to terminate the event or continue the event with available resources will be final and binding.

Q. How many people will be coming for the tour?

Ans. Depends on the number of people booking the event. Generally, the batch size is approximately 20-25 participants.

Q. Is Tour safe for solo participants?

Ans. Yes is safe and comfortable. Mostly 40% of the participants come solo and blend in with the leaders and the rest of the group.

Q. Is this tour safe for girls?

Ans. Mischief Treks has a track record of making our events extremely safe for girls. Normally 60 – 75 % of our participants are females.

Q. Can we pay in cash or installment ?

Ans. Sorry we do not accept cash payments. There are no installment scheme.

Q. What is the last date of booking the event?

Ans. Bookings close once tickets are sold out. Ideally you need to book atleast 1 month advance.

Q. How should I book the event?

Ans. All you have to do is press the book now button on this page and follow the instructions.

Q. How do we get in touch after reaching meeting point?

Ans. We will be creating a whatsapp group for coordination where you will be provided all the necessary information regarding contact person, exact point to meet etc..

Q. Will we be returning at exact time mentioned in the itinerary?

Ans. The Itinerary is for reference purpose only, it is based on average time taken during our previous events. Actual timeline for a particular date depends on Weather conditions, Traffic Conditions, Participants speed and endurance.


Cancellation, Rescheduling & Refund Policy.

  • 90% will be refunded if cancelled 30 days (720+ hrs) in advance.

  • 75% will be refunded if cancelled 20 days (480+ hrs) in advance.

  • 50% will be refunded if cancelled 10 days (240+ hrs) in advance.

  • 0% refund if cancelled in less than 10 days (240 hours) of the event date and time.

  • 0% refund if the participant drops out, misses bus pickup, does not reach the meeting point on scheduled date and time.

If the event itself gets cancelled, you will be given the option to switch to any other event or any other date, Or you can opt for 100% refund.
The 100% refund is applicable after the deduction of third-party cancellation charges i.e. train and stay. The cancellation charges for train tickets and stay need to be paid by the participant. For this event the stay cancellation charges are 500/- and train cancellation charges will be as applicable as per Indian Railways rules.
If you need to reschedule your booking to any other date, it can be done free of cost if the rescheduling request is sent 720 hours prior to the event date and time. From 00 hrs to 720 hours prior to the event date and time, free rescheduling is not permitted. It will be counted as cancellation done in less than 720hours of event date and time. It's a humble request, please do not give medical reasons, crib, argue or try to threaten/blackmail us if you drop out or cancel/reschedule the trek in the last 10 days. This mutually agreed cancellation policy is applicable to you and us as well. The Date and time of cancellation request sent to us will be considered for calculation of the applicable slab given above. The date and time of booking the event are not relevant for calculating the number of days and hours remaining between the event date and cancellation request.

Q. Does the cancellation policy/rescheduling policy apply to me if I book on event day or last day?
Ans: Yes, the policy is applicable irrespective of the booking date. The cancellation / reschedule policy is applicable to everyone with immediate effect from the date and time of booking. The refunds/rescheduling requests will be processed based on the date and time of cancellation/reschedule request sent to us and the date and time of booking the event are irrelevant.

Q. What is the basis/logic of cancellation/reschedule policy in case of a medical or personal emergency of the participant or organizing team?
Ans: The cancellation policy is based on fairness towards the participant and the organizing team. In case of medical/personal emergency, the loss arising out of cancellation/rescheduling will be borne by the respective person. i.e. if the organizing team member faces a medical emergency situation and the event gets cancelled, the participant will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if the participant faces a medical emergency situation, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss. The cancellation policy is designed with a completely unbiased approach towards the participant and organizing team and is aimed at fairness towards both.

Q. Will it work, if I try to threaten to defame the Mischief Treks team or blackmail the team with threats of social media defamation, and attempt to get a full refund even if I am not eligible for a refund?
Ans: Using threats or defamation has always backfired for those who have attempted it till now. Our sports team does not have helpless chained slaves or corporate slaves, this is a major factor as we believe in equality and logical unbiased reasoning. As the saying goes "Deal people in their own coins", we like to stand tall to our commitment and we have demonstrated it several times as need be.

malvan-Scuba diving-Snorkeling

Malvan- Paradise on Earth.

Malvan is a Beautiful seaside town located in Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra India. Malvan serves as a perfect spot for scuba diving due to its relatively pristine seawater. This town, situated in Konkan's heartland is known for its clear and calm beaches, Blue waters, Majestic wide blue sea, age-old forts, and beautiful temples. This picturesque Beauty stretches from Achara Beach in the north to Devbagh Beach in the south. One should definitely visit Malvan at least once in their lifetime. Malvan is most famous for its seafood dishes so you can try the local delicacies while visiting Malvan. Malvan has developed over the years as a major tourist attraction.

What is Scuba Diving?

Scuba is a blessing for everyone who wants to explore the beautiful Ocean and the secrets that it holds. SCUBA is an abbreviation for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. The air in the tanks is compressed air that consists of parts of nitrogen, oxygen, and some other gases as well. We humans cannot breathe normally undersea, we require special equipment to breathe underwater. Scuba diving gives us an opportunity to be in the underwater world that we want to see, even if it is just for a limited amount of time. With the help of scuba, one gets to know the undersea world in a better way. The equipment helps you to dive 12-30 feet underwater, One gets to explore the exotic life beneath and have everlasting memories.

What is Snorkeling?

Snorkeling is swimming near the water’s surface with the use of a mask and a breathing tube, called a snorkel. Snorkelers don't dive deep inside the oceans, they stay on the surface level and take panoramic underwater views. It doesn’t require any previous experience and takes just a few minutes to learn. Snorkeling only allows you to keep your face underwater to keep the breathing tube from flooding. If you want to dive a little deeper, you’ll need to hold your breath and remove the snorkel from your mouth. Overall Snorkeling is a good option for people who are afraid of diving deep into oceans but still want to experience underwater life.

What is the difference between Scuba and Snorkeling?

Snorkeling lets you explore the surface levels of the sea whereas you can dive deep inside the ocean in scuba diving. Snorkeling doesn't require any training whereas scuba requires Little or professional training depending on the Dive. During Snorkeling one's Face is submerged in water; you Breathe through the snorkel and hold your breath when diving; while in Scuba Entire body is submerged in water; One Breathes directly through the regulator mouthpiece.

What aquatic animals can we see in Malvan?

Black-headed gulls, terns, plovers, water-fowl, ducks, egrets, Mollusks, Pearl Oysters, Polychaetes, casuarinas plantations, Sea Anemones, Dolphins, Labeo-Calbasu, Labeo-Rohita, Mystus seenghala, Tor Putitora, Labeo-Dero.

watersports in malvan

Water sports during Scuba diving tour in Malvan, Maharashtra.

Jet-Ski ride in Malvan:

A personal watercraft, also called a water scooter or jet ski, is a recreational watercraft that a rider sits or stands on, not within, as in a boat. PWCs have two style categories, the first and most popular being a runabout or "sit down" where the rider uses the watercraft mainly sitting down, and the watercraft typically holds two or more people. The second style is a "stand-up", where the rider uses the watercraft standing up. Jet skiing is a high-speed water sport that is great for developing your balance and coordination skills as well as your leg muscles. Jet Ski Ride in Malvan attracts a lot of tourists and travelers. The serene area calm environment of the beaches in Malvan add to the fun, making the ride of jet-ski even more memorable for people who try it.

Banana ride in Malvan:

A banana boat, is an unpowered, inflatable recreational boat meant to be towed. A Banana Boat Ride could be a Banana-formed tube connected to the speed boat that pulls you on the water at high speed. As the speed of speedboat increases, the banana tube attached to it also moves faster. This makes it difficult for the people riding the tube to maintain their balance. The boat throws off the passengers as soon as the speed boat sprints across the sea. After being thrown into the surf, the passengers pull themselves back into the banana boat and start afresh. So the banana boat ride is full of joy, laughter, and excitement.

Sofa Ride in Malvan:

Sofa Ride is one of the most exciting water sports you can enjoy in Malvan. Sofa Ride is done on an inflatable floating sofa-type platform with perfect balance and securing belts. The sofa is tightly secured to a speed boat and pulled on the sea at full speed gradually. This makes the sofa, float, fly, and splash on the sea, giving you an amazingly thrilling experience and refreshing feeling. People of all ages can enjoy this ride as it is easy to maintain your balance on a sofa when one is properly secured to the sofa with a seatbelt.

Bumper Ride in Malvan:

The Bumper Ride is similar to a Banana Ride, but in the Bumper ride they use a circular tube that is tied to the boat and pulled by the boat that is then forced by it at high speeds, giving riders a sense of flight. As the speed of the boat or jet-ski increases the speed of the circular tubes also increases as the tubes are tied to the boats. This causes the boat to jump on the ocean waves and it is overall an experience filled with excitement and thrill. One feels like they are flying on these waves, so brace yourself up for the thrilling experience.

Parasailing in Malvan:

Parasailing is a recreational activity of gliding through the air wearing an open parachute while being towed by a motorboat. It is basically a kiting activity where a person is towed behind a boat while being attached to a specially designed canopy wing that resembles a parachute. The harness attaches the occupant to the parasail, which is connected to the boat. The vehicle then drives off, carrying the parascender (or wing) and person into the air. The activity is primarily a fun ride, not to be confused with the sport of paragliding. Parasailing is one such water sports activity that is sure to pump up your adrenaline rush. While parasailing you will be able to experience how it feels to fly high in the sky above the clear seawater.

Major attractions of Scuba Diving tour

Malvan beach, Maharashtra:

Malvan is a Beautiful seaside town located in Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra India. Malvan is known for pristine beaches, clear blue waters, majestic wide blue sea, calm beaches, age-old fort, and beautiful temples. The area of Malvan is a fortified island on the coastal reef. Coral patches have been recorded in the interstitial regions around the Sindhudurg fort. This picturesque Beauty stretches from Achara Beach in the north to Devbagh Beach in the south. One should definitely visit Malvan at least once in their lifetime. Malvan is most famous for its seafood dishes so you can try the local delicacies while visiting Malvan. Malvan has developed over the years as a major tourist attraction. Due to its relatively clear sea waters, Malvan beach serves as a perfect spot for scuba diving. One of the cleanest and safest beaches in Konkan.

Dandi beach, Sindhudurg:

Dandi beach is the most famous beach in Malvan. It has been named Dandi beach since there is a temple of Lord Dandeshwar near this beach. Dandi beach and Wayari beach are right next to each other. It gives you a spectacular view of Sindhudurg fort. Unlike other beaches, this beach has a huge fish market. There are many sports and activities that you can try at Dandi beach.

Sindhudurg fort, Maharashtra:

Sindhudurg fortress lies on the shore of Malvan town of Sindhudurg district in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. The fort lies on a rocky island just off the coast of Malvan which is accessible by a boat from the mainland. The fort gets its name from its location, Sindhudurg means "Fort on the sea". Sindhudurg is spread over 48 acres with the fortified walls, 29 ft. high and 12 ft. thick, stretch for two miles. One can enter the fort through the Dilli Darwaja – the main gate, Because of its architectural design, the gate is visible only from close quarters and seems as if part of the walls. Shrines of Hanuman, Jarimari, and Goddess Bhavani can be seen on the fort. The fort is most famous for the temple dedicated to Shivaji. This fort has 3 water reservoirs that do not get dry even during the summertime when the rest of the wells in the nearby villages dries up.

Top 10 places to visit in Malvan

Devbagh Beach in Sindhudurg district of the Maharashtra:

Devbagh Beach is located in the Sindhudurg district of the Maharashtra state, and it is situated 13 km away from the main city Malvan. Devbagh is counted as one of the beautiful beaches across India located near Tarkarli beach. Devbagh Beach even known by the name the Golden Sand Beach.

Kolamb Beach:

Kolamb Beach is one of the most secluded beaches in Malvan. Boasting of picturesque beauty and mesmerizing surroundings, the beach has a creek at one end .

Tsunami Island:

Tsunami Island is the adventure hub in Malvan - a paradise for adventure buffs and water babies and is famous for a wide variety of water sports including jet skiing, banana boat, kayaking and bumper boats. The sand found on the island is said to be magnetic and possesses the ability to cure joint ailments when massaged on the affected parts of the body.

Rameshwar Temple:

Lord Rameshwar (Lord Shiva) is a resident deity of Malvan.Rameshwar temple built before 1000 years ago.Now days, renovation of Lord Rameshwar temple is carried over by people of Malvan.

Chivla Beach:

This is a beautiful stretch of clean sand and clear waters bordering Malvan town from North West. It is a ‘C’ shaped small beach, calm & serene. In the evening laze around the beach and watch the sun go down is incredible experience.

Wageshwar Temple:

This beautiful Wagheshwar Temple is located at Tondavali village of Malvan taluka in Sindhidurg district. Tondavali is 24km. away from Malvan. The Wagheshwar Temple was erected in 1995 and is dedicated to the famous local deity - The Tiger and the Lord Shiva. It is a cave built out of a big rock and has a Shivalingam. There is a dense forest surrounding this temple at the foot of the hill and around the village. The villagers have seen that the tiger and leopards come in peace in the inner house of the Wagheshwar temple. Earlier, the tigers used to come regularly in the temple. It was as if he had the right place. This place was known as ‘Shri Dev Wagheshwar’, who came to the temple to roam the tiger.

Vijaydurg Fort:

Vijaydurg Fort is an ancient fort situated on a hill near the mouth of the Vaghotan River in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. It is one of the largest forts on the Konkan coast of Maharashtra. The fort is also known as the 'Gibraltar of the East' since it was so impregnable, surrounded by the Arabian Sea from three sides. In recent years a submerged wall 100metres east of the fort has been discovered. The under-sea wall is 3 metres high, 7 metres wide and 122 metres long. How and why this sea-wall was built is not clear. On the bank of the Vaghotan River, about 3kms from the fort, there was a wet dock where the Marathas used to build and repair their ships.

Kunkeshwar Temple:

Kunkeshwar Temple, an ancient Shiva Temple is located in Kunkeshwar village, 14 Kms from Devgad town. A pristine beach with a very long stretch of seashore and white sand adds to the beauty of temple surroundings. Kunkeshwar Temple is an ancient Shiva Temple (built in 1100 AD) at Kunkeshwar having South Indian style of temple architecture. The temple is set right on the beach offering excellent sea views. There are caves near the temple having male and female warriors carved in black rock.

Padmagad Fort:

Padmagad fort is located between Sindhudurg fort and the coast of Malvan.The small entrance door of Padmadurg facing the entrance of Sindhudurg fort is still in good condition but the bastions and fortification wall are in a bad condition. There is a dried up well and a temple of the local deity of the fishermen community Lord Vetaleshwar on the fort and its flags are mounted on the bastion opposite to it. The rocks adjoining the fort have been cut in a specific manner to dock ships and it can viewed from the fortified wall.