Introduction
Ratnagiri is a port city on the Arabian Sea coast in Ratnagiri district in the southwestern part of Maharashtra, India. Ratnagiri became the administrative capital under the Bijapur rulers. It forms a part of the greater tract known as Konkan. This tract is historically famous for it long coastline and convenient harbours, together with it comparative nearness to the Arabian Sea.The surrounding area is bordered by the Sahyadri Hills on the West; the heavy rainfall results into highly eroded landscape in the coastal region. Fertile alluvial valleys produce rice and coconut as the main crops; fruit and cashew nut cultivation is being promoted. In 1731 it came under the control of Satara kings; in 1818 it was surrendered to the British. A fort was built during the Bijapur dynasty and strengthened in 1670 by the Maratha king Shivaji, which is located on a headland near the harbour. It is one of the ports of the Konkan coast. It has a palace where the last king of Burma, Thibaw, and later Veer Savarkar, were confined.

Area __ sq km
Altitude 10 m above sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-26.0C,Max.-35.0 C Winter,Min.-20.0C,Max.-32.0C
Language English, Hindi, Marathi
STD Code 02352
Best Time to Visit Throughout the year

Ratnagiri Map



How to get there
1. Air :- The nearest Airport is Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai

2. Rail:-Ratnagiri is connected to Mumbai in the North & Mangalore in the south by Konkan Railway.

3. 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.


Places to Visit
Fort Ratnadurg & Bhagwati Mandir Shri Bhageshwar Mandir Rajiwada Bunder
Vithhal Rakhumai Mandir Shri Maruti Mandir Nivali waterfal


Excursion
Savantwadi Sindhudurg Fort

Shopping
These Mangoes are exported throughout the world.


Accommodation
Silver Sand Beach Resort Prakruti Resort Blue Ocean Resort & Beach Club
Kohinoor Samudra Beach Resort Hotel Landmark