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The Port City of Ratnagiri

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Marathi and Hindi

1 Days

October-March

Dabolim Airport
25℃ to 28℃

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.

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. 

Top things do in Ratnagiri

1. Ratnadurg fort

4 kilometres from city centre

2. Aare Mango Farm

58 kilometres from city centre

3. Malgund

20 kilometres from city centre

4. Gateway of Ratnagiri

3 kilometres from city centre

5. Swayambhu Ganpati Temple

2 kilometres from city centre

6. Bhatye beach

3 kilometres from city centre

7. Tilak Ali Museum

2 kilometres from city centre

8. Pawas

12 kilometres from city centre

9. Sri Devi Bhagwati Mandir

4 kilometres from city centre

10. Ganapatipule Beach

18 kilometres from city centre

11. Mandavi beach

771 kilometres from city centre

12. Ganeshgule beach

13 kilometres from city centre

13. Water Sports in Ganapatipule

2 kilometres from city centre

14. Velneshwar

18 kilometres from city centre

15. City Shopping

640 kilometres from city centre

16. Thibaw point

1 kilometres from city centre

17. Jaigad Lighthouse

36 kilometres from city centre

18. Jaigad Fort

36 kilometres from city centre

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