Vengurla Malvan

Further south to Mumbai lies Vengurla well known for its for long stretch of white sands, and hills covered with cashew, coconut, jackfruit and mango groves.

The town has two well - known temples : the Shri Devi Sateri temple and the Rameshwar Mandir.

Vengurla is historically known as a trade centre.

To the west-north-west lie the Vengurla Rocks, also called the Burnt Islands.

On what was once an inner island, and is now part of the mainland, lies the old town of Malvan, almost hidden by palms.

The rocky terrain of Malvan holds two Ports : the Sindhudurg and Padmagad .

Malvan is known for its salt pans. Formerly it was a trading zone. It is famous Chinese clay pottery and the special 'Malvani cuisine' which is quite distinct from Konkan food.

Getting there : The closest railhead is Kudal on Konkan Railway. By road, Malvan is 514 kms. away from Mumbai, 200 kms. from Ratangiri. Vengurla is 522 kms. from Mumbai