One of the best place to be in Maharashtra. It's awesome experience to have a stay in Chiplun. You will feel you are like in heaven once you visit this place. One of the best weekend spot from Mumbai. You can spend an awesome weekend there with your loved ones.
For those who want a small break or a long one Konkan is the best destination. Awesome weather and worth watching sights. Kashedi, Parshuram & Rampur ghats are awesome. The view from Kashedi ghats is marvellous. While you travel towards Guhagar, you will notice different villages (Rampur, Ghonsari, Margatamhane, Deoghar, Chikhli, Shringar Tali and few more) in between with developed markets.
Places that are a must to visit includes Hedvi (Ganpati Mandir along with a beach), Velneshwar (beach), Mandal (Sai Baba mandir), Margatamhane (Padmavati Mandir), Guhagar (Mandir & Beach).
You will get amazing chaats on the beaches. If you are a non-vegetarian then you will love the variety of fish cuisines prepared here. The very famous Wade-Mutton is a must try. While going towards Guhagar. You can even try out the Tadi-Madi, which is a very famous drink in Konkan.
Visiting Konkan during summers?? You gonna love the "Aam Festival" (Haapus, Pyaari, Goa-Mankhurd, Rayval) Yummy!! Variety of mangoes available in plenty. Jackfruits is another fruit you can enjoy.!!
You can visit Konkan during any season since it is pleasant there at every season. But if you love rains and greenery, the best time for you is to visit during monsoon, since the climate is fabulous.
Nature-walks, Camel Riding, Motor-boat rides, para-sailing are few of the activities you can enjoy out here.
Keep your Camera ready to capture some beautiful nature and the moments you would cherish all your life..!!
Chiplun is a hamlet in the district of Ratnagiri in Maharashtra. It is located on the Mumbai–Goa highway (NH-17) in western India. The town, situated in the Konkan region, mostly hosts a number of pharmaceutical and chemical industries.
The industrial area is called Chiplun which means the abode of Lord Parshurama. Parshuram is the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The temple of Parshuram incorporates both the Hindu and Muslim style of architecture.
The town is located on the banks of the River Vashishthi. It is a valley situated between the Western Ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other. Chiplun has an access point called Guhagar connecting Velneshwar and Hedvi temples which have great local significance.
Primarily a monsoon destination, Chiplun is known for its natural beauty. The major sightseeing options here include Swatsada waterfall, Gowalkot Fort, Walvalkar Shivaji Museum, etc. While the Fort was built by Shivaji Maharaj in 1670 on an area of two acres, the Walvalkar Musuem was built as a tribute to Shivaji and exhibits various pictures and statues related to the great warrior.
It is an ideal weekend holiday destination for people staying in Mumbai and Goa. The city links the western coast and the interiors of Maharashtra and is a place for adventure activities like boating on the Vashishthi River and trekking in the hills around.
The best time to visit Chiplun is from October to February and June to September. Chiplun can be reached by road from several destinations in Maharashtra. The Chiplun railway station, which belongs to the Konkan Railway, is well connected to Mumbai and Goa. It is also reachable by air, with two to three nearby airports like Pune Airport, Kolhapur Airport and the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.