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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
Rainfall __ cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit Throughout the year

Ratnagiri MapOther cities 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 Nivali waterfal
Vithhal Rakhumai Mandir Shri Maruti Mandir    

Excursion

Savantwadi Sindhudurg Fort

Shopping

These Mangoes are exported throughout the world.

Accommodation

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