Ratnagiri Tourism

Top Tourist Places in Ratnagiri Area.

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Aare Beach

Aare Beach, One of the famous - untouched beaches from konkan region. This is only 15 kms away from Ratnagiri towards Ganapatipule via Nevare village. This is a very long beach having length 3 kms and is a perfect spot for a one day outing. A beautiful and dense plantation of Suru protects the villagers from the cyclone. Many celebrities own land properties near to this beach. Certainly this beach will be a star attraction for tourist in near future

Tilak Ali Museum, Ratnagiri

Tilak Ali Museum, Ratnagiri

Tilak Ali Museum is located in Ratnagiri City. Tilak Ali Museum, the ancestral house of Lokamanya Balgangadhar Tilak, is a fine example of native Konkani architecture.Lokamanya Balgangadhar Tilak, a prominent freedom fighter of India, was born in Ratnagiri Town. Tilak Ali Museum depicts the life of Tilak and his struggle for Indian Independence through paintings and pictures. This museum is maintained by the Archeological Department of India.

Shri Devi Bhagwati Mandir

Shri Devi Bhagwati Mandir

Shri Devi Bhagwati Mandir located inside the massive Ratnadurg Fort. Bhagavadti Temple is one among the ancient temples in the state of Maharashtra. Situated on the shores of the Arabian sea.The temple architecture is marvelous. Other deities like 'Veer Vignesh' and 'Ashtadashbhuj' Ganapati are unique for their sculptural works. Navarathri festival is celebrated with much enthusiasm and vigour and big yatras are conducted as a part of the festival.

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Thiba Palace/Thibaw Point

Thibaw Point is the place where the lovely mansion, The Theba Palace is located. Built in the year 1910, the palace is famed as the exile shelter of the king and the queen of Burma (Myanmar). It also is a thriving spot of picnickers, and it gives a panoramic view of the entire city. People gather here in large groups to see the stunning view of the sunset there.The Thibaw Point, nestled in the lap of majestic Arabian Sea, presents a picturesque view of a dense village. Situated at the hem of a hill, this point is a fast emerging tourist destination in Ratnagiri.

ratnadurg fort, Ratnagiri

Ratnadurg Fort

Surrounded by Arabian sea on three sides, the massive Ratnadurga Fort presents a splendid look. A massive structure in the shape of a horseshoe, with a length of 1300 meters & a width of 1000 meters, Ratnadurg Fort was once a strong hold of the Maratha Empire. Now a collapsed structure, lying across two hills.Ratnadurg Fort offers the dazzling view of the sun going down the sea and the sweet sound of the pounding of the waves against the rocks. Another attraction is the marvelous lighthouse situated in the bastions of the fort.

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Bhatye Beach

Bhatye is the biggest town in Konkan and one of the immediate suburbs of Ratnagiri town. A wonderful beach in the background of the jagged Sahyadri mountain ranges provides a panoramic view of the surroundings areas. The bluish water, vast expansion of silvery sands and the clean environs sprinkled with casuarinas, Bhatye beach gives exciting oppourtunities for water sports.The unpolluted air, clear sky, the vast expansion of bluish water, a quite evening, the lovely Bhatye beach is a perfect place to admire the romantic sunset.

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Ganapatipule Temple

A 400-year-old Ganesha temple, holy place (Swayambhu Ganpati Temple - is built of pule which is nothing but white sand and is believed to be a self-created monolith of Lord Ganesha, allegedly discovered 1600 years ago. The Ganesh Temple at Ganapatipule is very ancient, right from the time of Peshwas. Ganpatipule is one of the" Ashta Dwar Devatas" (Eight Welcoming Dieties) of the subcontinent and is known as Western's Sentinel God. Ganapatipule derived its name from ?Ganapati" or the Lord of "Ganas"(army) and Pule' which means sand dune.The Ganapatipule Beach is clean with fine silvery white sand

Jaigad Fort

Jaigad Fort

Located 18 km from Ganpatipule in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, the Jaigad fort is situated on a cliff that overlooks the Arabian sea. The Fort of Victory, Jaigad spreads over an area of 13 acres and consists of a Lord Ganesh Temple, wells to store water and the palace of Kanhoji Angre.Besides the fort, the port of Jaigad is older than the fort and used to be considered as one of the chief ports in Western Coast of India.The meeting point of the river Shashtri and Arebian Sea is called as the creek of Jaigad.On the top of these bastions government rest house is being constructed. In the premises of the Jaigad Fort there is a Lord Ganeshji's Temple, Light house and an old splintered mansion of care takers of the fort.

Mandvi Beach Ratnagiri

Mandvi Beach

A booming hot spot of tourists, Mandavi Beach is the most crowded beach in the Ratnagiri city. The prettiest beach in Ratnagiri, Mandavi is gifted with a vast line of seashore right up to Rajiwanda Port. This fabulous beach is surrounded by the west by the Ratnadurg fort, and the majestic Arabian Sea lies to its south. Mandavi beach offers lustrous black sand and so it is renowned as the 'Black Sea'. In comparison with other beaches, Mandavi beach appears little filthy because of the black sand; yet this is the most sought after picnic spot in Ratnagiri. As it the most popular beach of Ratnagiri, it is possible to get some chat and soft drinks around the beach.

Mirkarwada Beach

Mirkarwada Beach/Jetty

Famous Kolhapuri Jaggery is known for its purity and traditional, natural/organic contents (without any chemical). Jaggery is high in nutritious value. It contains carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins and other useful chemicals that are vital for human body. In the rural Maharashtra, water and a piece of jaggery is given when someone arrives home from working under a hot sun. Kakvi, a byproduct from production of jaggery, is also used in Maharashtra as a sweetener. It contains many minerals not found in ordinary sugar and is considered beneficial to health by the tradional medical system Ayurveda . Jaggery made from sugarcane contains vital natural nutrients like: Glucose, Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Protein, Copper fibers, etc. Kolhapuri Gul is largest natural jaggery export product of the country.

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Swami Swaroopanand, Pawas

Pawas(20 kms from the city ), spiritual place in Ratnagiri district due to a very long stay of Swami (saint) Swaroopanand. Swami Swaroopanand was a follower of Warkari Sampraday ( Tradition). The real name of Swamiji is Ramchandra but he was popularly and affectionately recognized as "Appa" or "Rambhau" . He born on 15th December 1903 at Pawas. Rambhau (Appa) had his primary education up to fifth standard at Pawas and secondary education at Ratnagiri. For his higher secondary education he had admitted to Aaryan Education Society's high school at Mumbai in 1919.In the premises of Swamiji's beautiful temple at Pawas, there is a Dhyangumpha (Contemplation Room) and a Lord Ganeshji's deity into a tree of Emlica. Swamiji's home "Anant Niwas" is being preserved nicely by the temple trustees. .

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