From the serene village of Nivati, the island fort of Sindhudurg, located in the town of Malvan is a 3 hour drive in an auto-rickshaw. We had booked the vehicle till Kunkeswar with enroute halts at Sindhudurg fort and Tarkarli beach. Our stay at Kunkeswar was booked at Saavli Resort. Although Saavli resort offered only lodging, the only other staying option at Kunkeswar is at Bhakti Niwas whose accommodation was very Spartan. Bhakti Niwas also did not offer in-house food facility.