Chiplun Tourism

Chiplun Tourism

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Destination Rating
5.4 / 7
197 Ratings & 185 Reviews

Chiplun Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Waterfront
  • Altitude: 22 m
  • District: Ratnagiri
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.

Chiplun is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Mahabaleshwar and Ganpatipule.

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Travellers from Pune

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Chiplun Traveller Reviews

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Atul Tondwalkar

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  • Atul Tondwalkar
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1439 readers

"Awesome destination, best place to go"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 27, 2015
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.
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Anvesha Mulik

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  • Anvesha Mulik
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Chiplun - The best place for relaxation"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 4, 2015
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..!!
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Gaurav Kowale

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  • 6 Reviews
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"Nice Exprience"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Sep 5, 2014
You can visit chiplun. For places like Dervan, marleshwar, Parshuram temple almost 2 km near to the chiplun city. Food at chiplun, very much multi cultured. Speciality the konkani foods was amazing. And now days, many multi cousin restaurants opened there.
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Noffil Chougle

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  • Noffil Chougle
  • Lives in Pune
  • 3 Reviews
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"Chiplun is awesome"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 3, 2014
I love this city as it my home town. This mainly famous for Alphonso mangoes . This is really good city of the Konkan. You will find famous waterfall in Mumbai Goa highway. There are many beaches near by like Guhaghar, Hedwi etc. Guhaghar is the best beach to visit. One of the best attraction is Anjalvel Lighthouse. The view from that light is awesome. You will also find sea food.
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Sandeep Kamath

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  • Sandeep Kamath
  • Lives in Pune
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"Chiplun and Tarkali"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 15, 2013
Awesome, calm and away from tedious work routine. Close to city but away from city issues.
U would get sea in front and backwaters (river) behind

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Still on my taste buds

Activities & things to do: Scuba and parachute

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Careful in rainy season
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Pradeep Mastud

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  • Pradeep Mastud
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews
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  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 15, 2012
All the places like Ganpatipule, Dapoli, Hedvi, Guhagar, Koynanagar, Ratnagiri are near to chiplun. We can stay in chiplun & visit to above places comfortably.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food was too good..

Activities & things to do: Sight-seeing

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: own vehicle is best
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Neil Rodricks

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  • Neil Rodricks
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  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 6, 2012
Very nice place, very clean. greenary is at its best , by cashews from the locals from the shop its better then Goa cashews.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Home cooked food both veg & non veg,good pace sight-seeing , shopping in main chiplun market only.

Activities & things to do: Beaches are very clean through out Guhagar ask the hotel person he would provide a map for sight seeing.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Drive down there to Guhagar via chiplun very good roads . do not speed . has there are lots of coves & bends, fill petrol full tank before you go to Guhagar.
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Maulik Mehta

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  • Maulik Mehta
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  16 helpful votes
  •  11841 readers

"Great Small Vacation place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 29, 2012
Awesome place.... cool calm... and not very cool as well.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Great nice local food.... with Son -Khadi....

Ganpati Pule (Near by), Karneshwar Mandir (Amzing Old Shiva Temale), Ghuaghar Beach.... Hedvi Mandir... awesome....

Perfect blend of Mountains and Beaches.

Activities & things to do: Awesome place to run out fo city... and rest.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Just Enjoy!
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Neeraj Sibal

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  • Neeraj Sibal
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"Guhagar - a rediscovered gem"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 8, 2009
(The review is for Guhagar - about 40 kms ahead to Chiplun). A one horse town, just re-discovering it's tourist attraction thanks to it's proximity to Dapoli and Chiplun. Sandy white beaches, no manic crowds, no beach hawkers and peace and tranqulity all day (and night) long

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Though eating out choices are limited, you cant go wrong if you stick to Annapurna (next to Kautilya hotel) or Lagoon Bar and Restaurant (opposite the bus stand

Activities & things to do: The best part of Guhagar is that the only pressure on you is when to go to the beach and when to malls, curio shops or other distractions to take you away from a peaceful and relaxed holiday

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: About 6 hours from Pune, you can either take the Kolhapur road and turn off at Karad towards Chiplun and onwards to Guhagar or go via Mahabaleshwar, down the pratapgadh ghat and join the Mumbai - Goa highway and turn off just before Chiplun...a good drive both ways though the Kolhapur road is recommended for Pune tourists
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