Malvan is known for its historical heritage and scenic beauty and hence has a good potential for tourism development. It is famous for Sindhudurg Fort, standing in open sea constructed bythe Maratha King Chatrapati Shivaji in the 16th centuary. The fort is declared as a national monument and is under the control of the “Archaeological Survey of India”. Several tourists visit this place every year. The marine biodiversity in the region has been reported to be relatively rich and hence the Government of Maharashtra has declared port of Malvan coastal waters as Marine Sanctuaries in 1987. The total area of marine Sanctuary is about 29.12 sq.km. The buffer zone area of Malvan rock. The core zone covering the area of SIndhudurg Fort, Padamaged Island along submerged wocks extends to about 3.2 sq.km.