Ratnagiri Tourism
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Ratnagiri Tourism

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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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Dr dinkar kichambare

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  • Dr dinkar kichambare
  • 1 Review
  •  6 readers

"Beautiful & peaceful place!" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
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
  • 1 Review
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"A beautiful place!" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
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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Suraj Lad

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

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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
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"Ratnagiri, place with lovely features"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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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  • Prasad Gawand
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Konkani experience-Ratnagiri"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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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Vishal Sah

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  • Vishal Sah
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
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"Awsome place to visit"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Oct 18, 2015
Yes! After visiting there you gonna say like this even if you love your parental home or country. The whole thing in this trip to Ratnagiri is so mesmerizing that you gonna miss it throughout your whole life. It so soulful, you gonna say it's another Kashmir, so beautiful breathtaking falls, wildlife, fruits, picturesque etc cant describe in a word. Must go through the local foods & snacks specially bhakarwadi.
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Sanjay  Saraf

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  • Sanjay Saraf
  • Lives in Delhi
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"Ratnagiri is famous for Alphonso Mangos hence visit for the same in summer"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Sep 21, 2015
Good, as I have been to various places in this trip of Konkan of 4 days. I have been to Pawas, Ganpatipule, Ratnagiri, Lanja, Pali(Lanja). Must stay at Brahmagiri Resorts on Mumbai Goa Highway near to Pali(Lanja) approx. 50 Kms from Ratnagiri. Beautiful landscape surrounded by lush green dance forest on Road Side Hilly Terrain.
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Hrishikesh Desai

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  • Hrishikesh Desai
  • 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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  • Hetal Singh
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
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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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  • 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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