The Port City of Ratnagiri

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Marathi and Hindi

1 Day

October-March

Dabolim Airport
24℃ to 31℃

Ratnagiri Tourism

A port city on the Arabian Sea, Ratnagiri is one of those destinations that are specifically for unwinding and rejuvenation. From beautiful hills to refreshing hot water springs, Ratnagiri has everything one needs to find peace and positivity in life. It is a part of the Konkan region of Maharashtra. With a relaxing environment around, Ratnagiri is also a very interesting place for all history buffs. Ratnagiri is known to be the birthplace of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar who is one part of the infamous trio of '"Lal Bal Pal".

The beautiful and serene atmosphere of Ratnagiri brings calm and composure to one's self-being. The exquisite virginal white beaches are unexplored and make an amazing place for you to relax. Ratnagiri serves the best Alphonso mangoes during the summer season. Due to the rule of Shivaji in this Konkan region, Ratnagiri also has some majestic monuments and forts to keep the intellect engaged. There are small villages in the town of Ratnagiri that give the essence of the local lifestyle and provides with the best weekend getaways for the people of Maharashtra. It has a lot of educational institutions and a Marine Biological Research Station. The Sahyadri range gives a mesmerising view of the Arabian Sea. Ratnagiri is a dream destination for travellers.

Things to do in Ratnagiri

1.Ratnadurg fort

4 kilometres from city centre

Ratnadurg Fort is about 1000 meters wide and about 1300 meters long and is in the shape...

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2.Aare Mango Farm

58 kilometres from city centre

The village Nate of Ratnagiri is where the amazing mangoes of Ratnagiri grow. These man...

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3.Malgund

20 kilometres from city centre

Malgund in Ratnagiri is famous for being the birthplace of one of the famous Marathi po...

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4.Gateway of Ratnagiri

3 kilometres from city centre

Timings: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM, Sat: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM The Gatew...

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5.Swayambhu Ganpati Temple

2 kilometres from city centre

Timings: All days of the week, 6:00AM-9: 00 PM Swayambhu Ganpati Temple is known to be...

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6.Bhatye beach

3 kilometres from city centre

Timings: Day time Entry Fee: No entry fee Bhatye beach is another virginal beach in R...

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7.Tilak Ali Museum

2 kilometres from city centre

Timings: All days of the week, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM As the name suggests, this museum is ...

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8.Pawas

12 kilometres from city centre

Pawas is a town that is 20 km away from Ratnagiri. This place is well known for the bir...

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9.Sri Devi Bhagwati Mandir

4 kilometres from city centre

The Sri Devi Bhagwati Mandir is one of the ancient temples in Maharashtra. It is locate...

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10.Ganapatipule Beach

18 kilometres from city centre

Ratnagiri is filled with virginal white beaches. One of these is the Ganapatipule Beach...

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11.Mandavi beach

771 kilometres from city centre

The beautiful view of the Ratnadurg fort in the west and the Arabian Sea in the south c...

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12.Ganeshgule beach

13 kilometres from city centre

If you like watching the sunset by the beach then Ganeshgule beach is the right place f...

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13.Water Sports in Ganapatipule

2 kilometres from city centre

The beach of Ganpatipule has some really good waves and waters to hold many Water Sport...

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14.Velneshwar

18 kilometres from city centre

Velneshwar is a small village in the western coast of Maharashtra. Another beach in Rat...

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15.City Shopping

640 kilometres from city centre

The fresh fruits found is Ratnagiri makes the trip even more refreshing and rejuvenatin...

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16.Thibaw point

1 kilometres from city centre

Entry Fee: INR 5 per person Thibaw point consists of a palace made in exile for the la...

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17.Jaigad Lighthouse

36 kilometres from city centre

Timings: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, closed on Sundays A lighthouse is truly the most amazing e...

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18.Jaigad Fort

36 kilometres from city centre

Timings: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Entry Fee: No entry fee This 16th-century fort that is spr...

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Ratnagiri

Ratnagiri has been of some specific historical significance. Apart from being the birthplace of Lokmanya Tilak, it was also the workplace of  Swatantryaveer Savarkar. ratnagiri is also known as the land of Vardamuni, Parshuram. In the middle ages, European travellers often travelled to the Konkan region. There is a lot of history to be explored in Ratnagiri. Apart from this, statistically Ratnagiri is 85 per cent hills and has a 167 km long sea coast. There are many other hot springs that can be used and accessed by people. These hot springs work wonders for people with arthritis. There are many religious pilgrimage sites around Ratnagiri that can be explored. Ratnagiri also has much exotic fruit collection such as Alphonsa Mangoes, Cashewnut, Kokum, Coconut. 

How to reach

Ratnagiri has very good road connectivity to various cities such as Mumbai, Madgaon, Mangalore, Cochin and Udipi via NH 17. These cities are connected to various other major cities via airways. There are both Domestic and International flights that fly frequently from these cities to other major cities via Jaipur and Delhi. The Konkan railways is another way of travelling to Ratnagiri. This railway connects most of the part of the Konkan region and thereby makes it a very important station.

How to Reach by Flight

The closest airport to Ratnagiri is at Mumbai. Both domestic and international flights fly frequently from this city to other major cities. From the airport, one can take a bus or hire a car to reach Ratnagiri.

How to Reach by Train

The Konkan Railway has good connectivity with Ratnagiri and is very convenient for travellers to reach Ratnagiri.

How to Reach by Bus

There are many local buses from various cities such as Mumbai, Madgaon, Mangalore, Cochin and Udipi via NH 17. One can also take a long drive from cities like Mumbai and Madgaon.

How to Reach by Road

There is an availability of both private and government from major cities of the country. 

How to travel within

Autorickshaws and taxis are available inside the town of Ratnagiri to travel within. 

Food From The Konkan Coast

Konkan cuisine is in itself a very exquisite and different than every other cuisine. The very famous Konkan fish curry is something one must try in this place. The Konkani chicken rice dumplings called Kombdi Vade are something very delicious. Alphonso mangoes are very famous in Ratnagiri. It is less known for the cashews, Samboli , Sandan and various types of Sharbats that are less explored but equally delicious.ratnagiri is home to some very experimental food such as Shark curry and Mavani Mutton curry available in this region. There are many sweets available such as Modak, one of the most popular sweets in the region is available in all restaurants.

Ratnagiri Itinerary

DAY 1:

-Visit Ganpatipule Temple

-After the visit, walk through the Ganpatipule Beach

- Visit Guhagar Beach

DAY2:

-Walk through history in Jaigad Fort

- Visit the Prachin Konkan Museum

- Visit Arey Ware Beach

-Walk through the Ratnadurga Fort

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