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General Information about Ratnagiri

Situated in pretty surroundings, Ratnagiri is blessed with hills, sea shores, creeks, beautiful rivers, hot water springs, forests and water falls and offers a rejuvenating experience to travelers.

Ratnagiri is a travelers dream come true destination with its majestic Sahyadri range and Arabian sea with virginal white beaches, cascading waterfalls, hot water springs palm groves, majestic monuments and the most famous, Alphonso mangoes. Ratnagiri has some of the magnificent forts built during the Shivaji period. Ratnagiri is also famous as the birthplace of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak who was one-third of the famous trio of "Lal Bal Pal". One of the gems in Konkan region, Ratnagiri is now a big district comprising of several touristy small villages and towns and it forms for a brilliant weekend getaway from the cities of Maharashtra including Mumbai.

Connectivity ;

By Rail :
Ratnagiri is well connected by rail that makes the travel easier for the tourists.

By Air :
The nearest major airport to Ratnagiri is at Mumbai. From there, you can take a bus, train or car to reach Ratnagiri.

By Road:
Various government and private are available to Ratnagiri from most major cities and towns in and around Maharashtra.

An Ideal Itinerary

Day 1- Arrive, check-in and rest. Spend the day at Ganpatipule beach and Ganpatipule Temple.
Day 2- Begin the day at Guhagar Beach. Then visit the Jaigad Fort and Prachin Konkan Museum.

Ratnagiri's cuisine popular for the evident Konkani influence that it carries. You can flatter your appetite with the rich fish curry and Kokam curry . Also Konkan style of making fish is quite different and would be good to try. So would be the Kombdi Vade , a konkani dish made of chicken and rice dumplings.

The other treasures of the cuisine here include Alphonso mangoes, Cashews, Amboli, Sandan and different types of Sherbhats including the special Kokam sharbat, Amba Panna and Shahalyache Paani which might be some of the most delicious and unique beverages you ever taste. Along with this are the other delicacies like Ambapoli, Solkhandi, Mori Masala curry or Shark Curry and Mavani Mutton curry and more.
Apart from this traditional Maharashtrian food can be enjoyed at a number of restaurants along with Modak a popular sweet.

Few Places Of Interest

Jaigad Fort
The Jaigad Fort is a famous sea fort located at the tip of a peninsula river in Ratnagiri district of Ganapatipule. Nestled on a rock face which overlooks a bark, the fort is built where the Shastri River enters the Arabian Sea. The fort is just 35 kilometers away from Ganapatipule. There is a lighthouse and a Jetty Port situated close to the fort.

Swayambhu Ganpati Temple
Located just 20 kilometers away from the town of Ratnagiri, The Swayambhu Ganpati Temple is built of white sands and is said to be self-originated. There is a copper idol of Ganapati which is placed in the Sanctum Sanctorum. The idol has been positioned in such a way that the golden light of the sun infiltrates and illuminates the idol.

Thibaw Point
Situated at the hem of the hill, the Thibaw point has a Thibaw palace built as the exile of the king of Burma(Myanmar). It provides a picturesque view of the sunset at Arabian sea and is a centre of attraction for picnickers.

20 km away from the town of Ratnagiri is Pawas, a place where Swarupanand Swami took his samadhi. Affectionately known as "Appa" or "Rambhau", Swami's original name was Ramchandra. Born on 15th December 1903, Swami undertook self-immolation at Pawas and also resided here for for 40 years before that.

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