Ratnagiri Tourism

Ratnagiri Tourism

Ratnagiri Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Beach
  • Altitude: 11 m
  • Pincode: 415612
  • District: Ratnagiri
  • Language: Hindi,Marathi
  • STD code: 02352
  • Weather: Summer 23 to 37°C, Winter 17 to 30°C
Ratnagiri is city located on the western coast of the Indian State of Maharashtra. The city has many forests, beaches and forts, which attract many tourists from all over the world. The place was once an administrative capital and port of the Muslim Kingdom of Bijapur. Ratnagiri came under the reign of the Satara kings in 1731, but later the British Empire took over in 1818.

Jaigad Fort, an important tourist spot, is a sea fort, which is situated on the tip of a peninsula in Ratnagiri. The fort is 35 kilometres away from Ganapatipule. The fort is nestled on a cliff from where the whole bay can be seen. The bay is situated where the Shastri River merges with the Arabian Sea. The Jaigad lighthouse and a jetty port are located near the fort.

Besides the ancient fort, the destination has seashore, creeks, rivers, hot water springs, hills, and waterfalls where tourists can spend time. The beach of Ratnagiri, which is adjacent to the ancient fort, is one of the attractions of the place that bring tourists here.  The beaches, coconut trees, palms, mangroves, make the place an ideal destination for picnics. Ratnagiri is a hill station with various destinations to visit.

Ali Museum in Ratnagiri is an ancestral house of Lokmanya Tilak. The house contains lots of pictures of the great freedom fighter. Shri Devi Bhagwati Mandir is one of the ancient temples of the place and is known for its architecture. The temple is filled with devotees during the Navratri festival.

Apart from these attractions, there are other tourist attractions like Ratnadurg Fort, Thibaw point, Gateway of Ratnagiri, Swayambhu Ganpati Temple, and Pandre samudra. There are several beaches in Ratnagiri namely Ganeshghule beach, Bhatye beach, Ganapatipule beach, and Mandavi beach. On these beaches, there are facilities for adventurous activities like paragliding and water sports.

The nearest airport to the city is Ratnagiri Airport, which is connected to Mumbai and Pune by air. The airport is hardly 12 kilometres away from the place. Ratnagiri cam also be reached by rail as the nearest station to the city centre is Ratnagiri railway station, which is linked to all major cities in India through Mumbai. Frequent bus services are available from several cities in Maharashtra to Ratnagiri. The best time to arrive here is between October and March. 

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Hrishikesh Desai

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  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Ratnagiri city is very good and clean"

  • 7.0 / 7
  • Posted Jul 18, 2015
Ratnagiri is very good place. Ratnagiri city is very good and clean city. Hotels are very good for stay lot of location are there near by Ratnagiri. In Ratnagiri city Mandvi beach, Thiba garden, Thiba palace and other locations are Marleshwar Ganpati Pule, Jaigad fort, Rai Bhatgaon bridge, Pawas, Kankaditya mandir ( Surya Mandir ) Ratnadurga fort. June to sept and dec to march are the best months visit to Ratnagiri
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Hetal Singh

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"A gorgeous place"

  • 7.0 / 7
  • Posted Mar 16, 2015
LadGhar is a beach near Dapoli in Maharastra's Konkan region. The sea here is Dolphin's natural habitat. Along with watching Dolphins, visitors can also enjoy para gliding, boating, dirt racing etc.

When not to visit-

In high summer. Your skin may get tan! Rest of the time its advisable to visit.

Preferred duration of visit -

2-3 days, so that if you cant see Dolphins now, you have one more day! As it takes 7+ hours to reach there, from Pune, at least 2 night stay is required to get fresh and visit all places.

How to reach there?

Its is approximate 200 kms from Pune. We tool Pune-Bhor-Mahad-Poladpur-Dapoli-Ladghar route. Although it is just 200 Km, dont think that you will reach there in 4 hours. It takes more than 7 hours to reach Dapoli, and more 1 hour to reach Ladghar. Plan to reach there before sun sets, as Ladghar is distance place and roads are not so good. En route, we have seen beautiful scenery of Koyna Dam.

Where to stay-

There are more than a dozen options at Ladghar, including high end resorts to simple Bed-And-Breakfast options. Price ranges from Rs. 1000 per room per night to Rs. 7500 per room per night. We have no booking prior, but easily got a decent room with attached bathrooms and hot water facility.

What to Eat-

As a part of Konkan, it is heaven for sea food lovers. Vegetarian food is not good. Local households supply food to hotels and most resorts. They cook 'Malwani' food, in which they use coconut in most of the dishes(Veg). You may not like veg food. But, as stated above, it is heaven for sea food lovers. You will get good quality and good taste prawns and pomfret dishes. One caution- You need to tell your order prior as food is not 'Just in time'. Means, you need to tell your lunch order at the time of morning breakfast, and for morning breakfast, a night prior.

What to do-

1. Watch Dolphins (A boat can accommodate 10 passengers, shows you dolphins in sea, for at least 45 minutes. Price - 200 rs. Per person)

2. Paragliding- 400 per person, 650 per couple

3. Dirt racing- 300 per round

4. Watch stars in clear sky, sitting at beach -- Priceless!!
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Jayaraman Sakthivel

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"One of the good places to visit"

  • 6.0 / 7
  • Posted Oct 16, 2014
Ratnagiri, one of the famous city everyone should visit. If you want to know the Shivaji Maharaja and Marata culture,then Ratnagiri is one of the best place to visit.

In Ratnagiri bhagwati mandir, mandvi beach, pattaya beach and its backwater boating are memorable. Bhagwati mandir, is a mandir cum fort and the view for the mandir or the fort of the city of Ratnagiri is amazing and once in a lifetime experience. It is the central place many sightseeing places like ganapatipule and pawas raigad fort. You can travel goa, kolhapur and shirdi from there.

It is well connected with by train, road and air. You can find a huge amount of options to stay according you your pocket. Hotel samuthra, landmark and Vighar are a few of good hotels. You can travel any time of the year. But june and july is enjoyable due to the rainy season. Ganapathy festive is a famous one. But you can also get huge celebrations of Diwali holi and makara sankranti.
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Geeta Ghosh

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"Beaches, gardens and nice food makes the trip complete"

  • 6.0 / 7
  • Posted Jul 24, 2014
We have been there on monsoon season and its wonderful to be there as there are some awesome beaches and awesome garden of Mangos and Coconuts. We can also visit Ganpatipule, which was near a beautiful beach. We also visited a historical place, the birth place of Lokmanya Tilak. We love the food over there, specially the konkani and malvani food. My overall experience was very good, It is quite good place to visit.

Geeta Rajdeep Ghosh
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"This is a wonderful place!"

  • 6.5 / 7
  • Posted Jul 5, 2014
This is such a wonderful place. I had a wonderful time indeed. You can enjoy the nature's peace here. I had a great outing with family.
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Parag Patani

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  • Posted May 31, 2013
Really this is good city and tour area. We stay one day in ratna giri saffari hoteal this hotel around 10 km from ratnagiri railway station. next day we book a car for seen sight seein first we go ganpatipule this is good temple near beach, than we go ratnadurg temple and fort, than we go shant samadhi than bhatiya beach and mandvi beach, last we show sunsetpoint. realy best places in ratnagiri. my jurney is best in ratnagiri. thanks for tourisium

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is very good, all place is better and lovely.

Activities & things to do: GOOD

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: We arrive from madgao to ratnagiri by train approx 6 hours travel but good way and good people
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Nitin  Desai

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  • Posted May 3, 2013
My trip was business trip so i visited only industrial area however this place remind us old india and quite and noise free place with crystal clear beach this is good place

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is good and cheap.beaches are only attraction here

Activities & things to do: Not much

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: By train from mumbai
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Rahul Desai

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"Visit to Ratnagiri"

  • Posted Mar 26, 2013
We Visit Ratnagiri city and Surrounding area like Ganpatipule, Marleshwar and Pavas. Best experience is to visit Ganpatipule via Arey Ware beach. Ganesh temple, beach and Exhibition of old kokan at Ganpatipule was very good. Visit to Marleshwar was also very good. We saw Marleshwar temple and water fall.
Visit to Pavas was very pleasant.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food at Amantran Hotel in Ratnagiri City was excellent. Also sight-seeing in Ratnagiri and surrounding area was excellent. We done shopping of some kokani food product at Pavas near temple. Product quality was excellent.

Activities & things to do: Activities like sight-seeing in Ratnagiri and surrounding area was excellent. Visiting to Thiba point in Ratnagiri city for good for children.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Travel from Mumbai to Ratnagiri by train is more comfortable than any other option. At least three day required to visit Ratnagiri city and surrounding area.
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"Ladghar trip"

  • Posted Mar 19, 2013
good location, for weekend trip its good. for family its safe.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: food is good. no scope for shopping and sight-seeing.

Activities & things to do: water sport.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: near to Dapoli, road is good till end.
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Milind Joshi

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"Ladghar Beach"

  • Posted Mar 3, 2013
Ladghar is quite unknown but must visit from Travellers. You can enjoy your weekend here.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is good. Also Paradise for Fish lovers.
Places like Datta Mandir. Parshuram Status are too good. If you have luck then you can see Dolphins clearly even standing on beach.

Activities & things to do: Diving, Parasailing.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: On the Mumbai Goa Highway -
From Mangaon go straight towards Goa for 11 KMs. On Right hand side you will see Veer Railway station on Konkan Railway. Turn Right and follow
Amvet-Mandangad-Dapoli-Burondi Naka at Burondi Naka Turn left.
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