Kankavli is a small city located in Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra . This city is central location of sindhudurg distric. All the other ditrict of sindhudurg are in equal or same distance from Kankavli . The name Kankavli actually taken from sanskrit word Kankavalli .. in word kanak valli .. kanak means gold and valli means land.

Kankavli is situated in between two rivers which are Gad river and Janavali river and surrounded with numerous coconut trees and all vilages like Ambra, Asrondi, Natal and so on. Temperature of Kankavli is average it changes in every season between 20°c to 40°c. It depends on season you visit. Kankavli has total area of 8.46km2 3.27.59.

Marathi and Malvani are spoken language of Kankavli. Kankavli has population of 16398 which 52% males and 48% females (2011).

Kankavali is rich city in cultural activities like Dashavatar and Dahi Kala are popular cultural and local activities in Kankvali. Also its top in educational activities too.

How to reach Kankavli

By Road – state transport buses are available from mumbai to Kankavli, pune to Kankavli, kolhapur to Kankavli, panjim to Kankavli as well as you can reach Kankavli by private car

By Railway – Railway is the cheapest way to visit Kankavli. Kankavli has own railway station. Regular trains are available to reach Kankvali.

By AirDabolim ( Goa ) is the nearest airport to visit Kankvali . 80km from kankavli to Goa Buses or auto rikshaw are easily available near Airport to reach Kankavli .


Foodies can try top class Malvani sea food here. Hotels in Kankvali searves local Malvani seafood. Bangada, Surmai, Pomfret, Kolambi, Tisare as well as Solkadhi, Kombadi wade, chicken – motton and many are the speciality of Kankvali

Places To Visit In Kankvali

Kankvali is the mixture of all the natural beauties.. like rivers, waterfalls, dams, temples, beaches near Kankvali are the major attractions of this city.

Some of the best places to visit in Kankvali are as follows

 Savdav Waterfall 

Savdav-WaterfallThis waterfall is one of the best place to visit in Kankvali . In monsoon its looks more amazing the view of this waterfall and greenery attracts tourist to visit Kankvali. People can enjoy having fun at this waterfall in monsoon. Visit in monsoon for more fun. Savdav waterfall is beauty of Kokan/ Kankavali.

 Bhalchandra Maharaj Math or Ashram

Bhalchandra Maharaj MathThis Ashram is must visit place of Kankvali. This is one of the famous Math in Kankvali. Devotees come here for calm and feel good. The atmosphere of this math is very soothing. One can feel warm and fresh by visiting ashram. Guru pournima, mahashivratri, bhalachandra maharaj punyatithi and jayanti are some festivals celebrated in this ashram every year.

 Pavanai Devi Temple

There is small village in Kankvali call Janavali. This pavanai devi temple is situated in this village. Most of the devotees visit here to fulfill their wishes. Temple area is very warm.

 Laxmi Multiplex

Laxmi MultiplexThis is the double screen theater. This is the one and only multiplex theater in Sindhurug. So one who enjoy watching movies in theater can must visit. Parking is available on sight.

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