Sindhudurg district is an administrative area in India’s Konkan division, formed from the former Ratnagiri district. The district’s headquarters are located in Oros. It covers about 5,207 square kilometers and has a population of approximately 849,651, with only 12.59% living in urban areas as of 2011. This makes it the least populated district in Maharashtra.

Sindhudurg is famous for its tropical fruits like the renowned Alphonso mangoes, cashews, and Jamuns. The district is blessed with natural beauty, featuring a picturesque coastline, scenic mountains, and lush green forests.

The Sindhudurg island-fort was constructed by Shivaji, the ruler of the Maratha Empire in the 17th century. It was built to counter the influence of foreign merchants and to control the rise of the Siddhis of Janjira. Construction was overseen by Hiroji Indulkar in 1664.

The best times to visit Tarkarli are during October to March, as these months offer the most pleasant weather. The peak tourist season is during these months, and although there might be some crowds, it’s a great time to explore. The period from July to September also has moderate weather, making it suitable for avoiding larger gatherings.