If Sawantwadi is a beauty then Moti Talav can be called its majestic beauty spot. This graceful lake with a newly renovated garden nearby summons the mortals with divine elegance and imperial diktat. If watching young newly weds boating on the lake brings back those fond memories then watching kids feed fishes in the lake and jump with joy arouses that feel good and serene feelings.
The Province had decided to crate two palaces for the Emperor and thus started the work of excavation which resulted in creation of this beautiful lake as a reservoir of water was created. Well, the lucky workers made a killing as they were paid or presented with Moti (Pearls) for the wonderful job done by them. So that’s how the lake came to be known as Moti (Pearl) Talav (lake).