Ratnagiri Introduction : Ratnagiri is located on the southern western part of Maharashtra state right besides the Arabian sea coast. As like other Konkan region its eastern border is covered by Sahyadri Hills and western border is covered with beautiful Arabian sea. Ratnagiri has nine tahsils ; Mandangad, Dapoli, Khed, Chiplun, Guhagar, Sangameshwar, Ratnagiri, Lanja and Rajapur. Chief rivers in Ratnagiri are the Shastri, Bor, Muchkundi, Kajali. The land of Ratnagiri is blessed with many Spiritual as well as Scenic places like Ganpatipule, Anjarle, Parshuram, Marleshwar and lots more. This district is developed as a new tourism destination in Maharashtra as well as in India. It’s having some lovely and lonely beaches, serene & silent temples, thick & thrilling forests, fantastic & fascinating forests. Delightful & delicious food etc. Ratnagiri also makes its impact in the history by giving many eminent personalities like Lokmanya Tilak, Dr. Babasaheb Amedkar, Maharshi Karve , Peshwe and lots more. It’s also noted for the delicious golden Haapus Mangoes which having big demand in the International Market.
Other than mango it is also well known for its other fruits like Cashews, Black Berries, lemon and lots more……… Whole Ratnagiri district is gaining its popularity in the tourism industry of Maharashtra. It’s having very versatile destinations like Lonely Sea Shore, Famous Temples, Ancient Caves, High picks of Sahyadri and Beautiful Backwaters. Here are the list of some famous Destinations & tourist spot in Ratnagiri district Dapoli Region: 1) Anjarle Ganesh Temple :- Its Holy and peaceful place on the cliff of mountain. One of the famous temple of lord Ganesha build by PESHWA. 2) Harney Port :- Famous fish auction, you will get a chance to see variety of fishes like Pomfret, Lobsters, King Crab, King Prawns, Tiger Prawns, Mackerel, Shell, Sting rays. 3) Murud Beach :- Now known as Maharshi Karve beach, famous for its white sand and Dolhin Safari. 4) Kelshi Beach :- Silent beach with sand hills known as winds coop 5) Ladghar Beach :- Also known as Tamastirth as colour of the sand is in violet colour. Many peoples came here to take bath for a treatment of skin diseases. 6) Panhalekaji Caves :- Ancient Buddhist caves ,actually a colony of caves. 7) Dabhol Port : - Very old Port also known as Door to Makka for Hindustan in the old times. 8) Unhaware :- Famous for its hot water springs and medicinal use.; Guhagar Region : 1) Guhagar Beach :- Guhagar is well known for its long white sandy and safe beach. Roll Model of typical Konkani village 2) Wyadeshwar Temple :- Temple of Lord Shiva 3) Anjanwel Fort :- Gopalgad Fort and Lighthouse gives you the best view of sea from the hill. 4) Dhopave Backwater :- Ideal backwater and a big yard of Bharati Shipyard Company. 5) Hedavi Temple :- Temple of Lord Ganesha in the dense forest with the peaceful environment. 6) Welneshwar Temple :- Temple of Lord Shiva. 7) Tawsal Beach :- Lonely and Safe beach. Chiplun Region : 1) Parshuram Temple :- One of the most famous Temple in Konkan situated at the Hill top. The temple of Lord Parshurama the creator of Konkan. 2) Govalkot – Maldoli Backwater :- Famous for Crocodile Safari (one can see the rare salt water crocodile in a natural habitat). 3) Sawarde : - Shivsrushti built by Saint Walawalkar where you can see the life cycle of King Shivaji in the statue form. 4) Koyna Nagar :- New upcoming hill station famous for Koyana Dam, Garden and dense forest. 5) Kumbharli Ghat :- One can enjoy the waterfall in the rainey season. Ganpatipule Region : 1) Ganpatipule Temple :- Temple of Lord Ganesha. Most well known destination in Konkan. Always crowded by devotees as well as tourists. 2) Ganpatipule Beach :- Beautiful beach with white sand and blue water gives you very exotic feel. 3) Jaigad Fort : - Jaigad Fort once having a backbone of Sarkhel Kanhoji Angres Navy. 4) Karhateshwar Temple :- Temple of Lord Shiva situated at the corner of the hill exposed towards sea. One can see the breathtaking view of waves hammering on the rocky surface. 5) Kolisare Temple : - Temple of Lord Laxmikeshav situated in the dense forest. One can experience the absolute silence and beauty of nature. 6) Malgund Village :- Birth place of Poet known as Great Poet Keshavsut. 7) Bhandarpule Beach :- Very near from Ganpatipule beach. 8) Undi Beach :- Vergin Beach in Ganpatipule Region 9) Warawade :- BeachVergin Beach in Ganpatipule Region. Ratnagiri Region : 1) Thiba Palace :- 2) Thiba Point :- 3) Ratnadurga Fort :- 4) Are - ware Sea View :- 5) Pawas :- 6) Bhatye Beach :- 7) Kesheli’s Kanakaditya Temple :- 8) Black & White Sea :- Rajapur Region : 1) Dhopeshwar Temple 2) Rajaput Ganga Temple :- 3) Machal Valley :- 4) Ambolgad Beach :- 5) Nate Beach :- 6) Markunda Beach :- 7) Anuskura Ghat :- Most of the famous destinations are always crowded but there are lots more explore for tourists.
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