Brief introduction to Ratnagiri Tourism- Places to visit

Ratnagiri district offers the most diverse attractions for the tourists. The district is endowed with many tourist assets. The rising hills of Sahyadri on east and the depths of Arabian sea on the west contribute to the unparallel beauty of Ratnagiri. Ratnagiri is blessed with hills, sea shores, creeks, beautiful rivers, hot water springs, forests and water falls among many others. Following are several places to visit.

Weary souls looking to rejuvenate the mind and body can plan a short trip of two to three days in Ratnagiri. Within three days you can visit various places of tourist interest and rediscover the presence of a higher power within yourself by taking a trip into profound spirituality in this land.

  • Places of worship : Ganapatipule, Velneshwar, Marleshwar, Hedvi, Hatis, Parshuram [Chiplun], Rajapur
  • Caves: Panhalekazi, Sangameshwar
  • Palace: Thibaw Palace [Ratnagiri]
  • Sea Shores: Kelshi, Murud, Guhaghar, Palshet, Ganpatipule, Velneshwar
  • Beaches: Mandovi [Gateway of Ratnagiri], Bhatye, Guhagar, Anjarla, Ganapatipule
  • Birth Places of eminent personalities: Ratnagiri, Malgund, Dapoli, Palgad
  • Forts: Bankot, Mandangad, Ambolgad, Jaigad, Ratnadurg, Mahipatgad
  • Sea Forts: Ratnadurg, Harne, Purnagad, Jaigad
  • Bird Sanctuaries: Vanadi valley, Anaskura Ghat
  • Exotic forests: Pat Panhale, Bavnadi valley
  • Timeless Landscapes: Goval, Hatlot Ghat, Tivare Ghat, Amba
  • Hill and Hill Ranges: Sahyadrian Ranges
  • Rivers: Jagbudi, Vashisti, Kasavi
  • Irrigation Projects: Natuwadi, Nandivali, Kolkewadi
  • Water Falls: Parshuram, Prachitgad, Marleshwar
  • Hot water Spring : Unhavare, Aravali, Tural, Rajapur
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How to reach here

By Air The nearest Airport is Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai
By Railway Ratnagiri is connected to Mumbai in the North & Mangalore in the south by Konkan Railway.
By Road Ratnagiri is well connected to Mumbai/ Pune/ Goa/Kolhapur
Mumbai - Ratnagiri -> 356Kms
Pune - Ratnagiri -> 365Kms
Goa - Ratnagiri -> 240Kms
Kolhapur - Ratnagiri -> 130Kms
Bangalore - Ratnagiri (via Kolhapur)-> 730Kms
From Mumbai, (Ex Panvel) a comfortable car journey to Ratnagiri will take around six to seven hours. Journey by road on the Konkan route is an exhilarating experience as the road is in excellent condition and the panoramas are awesome.

MTDC & Government Rest Houses contact details

Manager MAHARASHTRA TOURISM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION [MTDC]
Collector's Office Compound
Jaystambh
Ratnagiri - 415 612
Phone : 91-2352-223847

Information Booking Counters
Railway Station
Ratnagiri
Ph : 91-2352-229180

Government Rest House Contact Number
PWD Circuit House, Malnaka, Ratnagiri 91-2352-271044
PWD Guest House, Ratnagiri 91-2352-222475
MIDC, Ratnagiri 91-2352-228638
Irrigation Guest House, Kuwarbaw 91-2352-228404
PWD Chilpun 91-2355-252793
Konkan Agriculture University, Dapoli 91-2358-282025
PWD Chiplun [Chembari Pokali] 91-2355-235076/235005
PWD Khed [Bharane] 91-2356-263004
PWD Khed 91-2356-263067
PWD Devrukh 91-2354-240057
PWD Mandangad 91-2350-225388
PWD Rajapur 91-2353-222067

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Ratnagiri Counter visitors to www.ratnagiri.gov.in