Ratnagiri Tourism
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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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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Lives in Bangalore
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"A Trip to the abode of beauty - Ratnagiri" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
I had been to Ratnagiri by road in the month of March 2016. Ratnagiri is an important stop-over in the tourism circuit of Maharashtra. The must-visit places around Ratnagiri include Ratnagiri fort and Ganapatipule beach. The Ratnadurg fort is located at an elevation of 1300 meters and is surrounded by the Arabian Sea from three sides. The fort has a light house and the Goddess Bhagwati temple is located inside the fort. The Ganapati pule beach is located between Mumbai and Goa and one can stay at the Resort which is an awesome place to stay in.
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Dr dinkar kichambare

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  • Dr dinkar kichambare
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"Beautiful & peaceful place!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 4, 2016
Bhatey beach - clean, good, easy to approach, safe. Roads good, Fishery museum, Theba palace, Tilak smarak, Shawarkar smarak, Pawar's is near by Ganpati Pule temple, beach is near would rate as 10/10. Aare Ware Beach was very good. Got a scenic view. Overall trip to heritage beaches was excellent & had a rich experience. Possible only because of good peaceful stay at Sangram.
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Junaid Alji

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  • Junaid Alji
  • Lives in Ratnagiri
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"A beautiful place!"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jan 27, 2016
Visit it for the most famous Alphonso mangoes and a scenes available also mandvi beach is so popular in Ratnagiri. So you can visit here Also cabs are available in large number.
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Shoaib Shekasan

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  • Shoaib Shekasan
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"Awesome vacation at Ratnagiri!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 23, 2016
I stayed there for 2 weeks and it was one of the best vacations I have ever had. The beauty it reflects, its holiday destinations are just awesome. I'd been there with my friends circle. Although it is hard to believe but this plan made by me had thrown everyone through the doors of happiness. I wish to go there again and again.
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Shekhil Hassan

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  • Shekhil Hassan
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"Blue sea and beaches, awesome landscape"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 12, 2016
You will love this place once you see the blue sea and beaches. It so beautiful that you would love to spend your mornings and evenings in the beach. You can visit Ganapatipule Temple also. The road from Ratnagiri to Ganapatipule is surrounded with beaches and the landscape is beautiful. Weather is humid and hot as you can expect on a coastal side.
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Sakib Kasu

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"Awesome Ratnagiri"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 11, 2016
I'm happy to go to Ratnagiri because many places are there Ratnagiri to enjoy like Mandvi beautiful sea and Batey beach it's very beautiful and Thiba Point, Thiba Rajwada its awesome and Ratnadurg Fort is beautiful and even Tilak Smarak. You come enjoy this places in Ratnagiri and many restaurant in Ratnagiri.
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Nikhil Adetwar

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  • Nikhil Adetwar
  • Lives in Pune
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"Best destination to plan with your family or friends"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 8, 2016
Ratnagiri has lot of beaches to hang out with your friends and also has some famous temples to visit if you are with your family. Excellent place, you can plan 2 to 3 days trip here, my route to trip was Pune- Kolhapur, Ratnagiri, Ganpatipule, Harihareshwar, Diveagar, Lonavala and Pune. Lot of beautiful scenes are there in between these routes.
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Suraj Lad

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  • Suraj Lad
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Awesome place, nice destination"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 29, 2015
I my native place is at Ratnagiri and it is awesome place to spend holidays :). Specially during rainy days or winter, I think it is most beautiful place in Maharashtra to spend. Green nature and fresh air environment feels great, there are many travelling options are also present over there, from local ST buses to private luxury bus. Ratnagiri has lots of religious as well as heritage places like Ganpatipule, Thiba palace etc to visit :)
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Ritesh Shinde

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  • Ritesh Shinde
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
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"Ratnagiri, place with lovely features"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 21, 2015
Amazing place to visit, both during summer as well as monsoon. Best place for beaches, temples, forts. Food here is great which includes non vegetarian speciality. In monsoon climate in Ratnagiri is awesome. We get to see many waterfalls. Many beach sites to visit, Ganpatipule is a must to visit place. Ratnagiri is famous for Alphonso mango, a very delicious fruit. As we know Ratnagiri is also called Malaysia.
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Prasad Gawand

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"Konkani experience-Ratnagiri"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 26, 2015
Ratnagiri is a city which is immersed in history. It is a host to many historic places like Ratnadurg fort, Thibaw Palace, Birthplace of Lokmanya Tilak etc. There was a time when ratnagiri was konkan before the Sindhudurg district formed. It is situated on the shores of Arabian sea. Ratnadurg fort is situated on a hill on the shore, which gives the city its name. The ancient fort overlooks the ocean. The settlement around the fort is believed to be the original. The thibaw palace which were built by the British for King Thibaw of Myanmar when they arrested him and brought him to india as a prisoner. It is now a museum.
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