The secret behind Malvan's popularity is the majestic Sindhudurg Fort, which was built by the great Maratha king, Shivaji. It has been built in the sea waters, and was strategically important for the Marathas. Every year, plenty of tourists come to Malvan for visiting this fort. Such is its grandeur that the entire district in which it is located, has been named after the fort.
It also stands testimony to Malvan's past, when the Maratha kingdom had reached its zenith of glory under Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Sindhudurg Fort is a protected monument, and was constructed in the mid-seventeenth century. More than 4,000 mounds of iron were used for building its strong foundation. It was built over a period of three years, with enormous walls and a long rampart of about two miles. Main entrance of this fort has been concealed in such a way that it cannot be easily noticed from outside. The fort also has more than fifteen families, who have been its permanent residents for generations.
People coming to Malvan for spending a memorable vacation are always in need of comfortable accommodations. The Hotels in Malvan provide excellent stays, in the form of well-furnished rooms and suites that are equipped with all the modern facilities.