Ratnagiri Travel Guide

  • View from thiba Point
    View from thiba Point
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  • The Imposing Ratnadurg Fort
    The Imposing Ratnadurg Fort
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  • A View from the Fort
    A View from the Fort
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Ratnagiri Things to Do

  • Freedom Fighter Tilak's Home

    The legendary Indian freedom fighter Lokmanya Balgangadhar Tilak's birthplace is a humble home in Ratnagiri.It is now a museum dedicated to the scholar and freedom fighter and has on display several of his personal belongings.This place is a must see for any Indian who values his freedom.

  • Ratnadurg Fort

    Almost every city in Maharashtra boasts of a fort and Ratnagiri is no execption.Ratnadurg was constructed during the reign of Bhramanee.it was later annexed by Emperor Adil shah of Bijapur.Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the founder of the maratha rule captured the fort in 1670.The British took over the fort in 1818 from the then rulers.the fort offers...

  • Ratnagiri, the city of Pearls!!

    Ratnagiri, I have not seen much in my few visits to this city, we used to bunk our college lectures and use to go to this city as it was the nearest ones close to us with the feature of a cinema hall ;-)I have been to the Thiba palace, also the city has a nice beach and a small Fort. The Thiba Palace was built for the exiled King & Queen of Burma...

  • The lovely Waterfall at the Marleshwar...

    Marleshwar is also famous for its lovely scenic surrounding along with the Cave temple, its surely a place where God would like to live.

  • Marleshwar Temple as Sangameshwar,...

    The God of Marol village is known as Marleshwar. The temple is situated in a cave. Near it there is a waterfall of Dhareshwar. It is said that Lord Parshuram did the foundation of the temple. The wedding of Lord Marleshwar is performed with Goddess 'Girijadevi' of Sakharpa village. There are many snakes in the cave by they have never bitten any of...

  • The Holy Temple, Ganapatipule

    Ganapatipule is famous for its centuries old Ganesha temple made from one massive rock. This temple holds the Swayambhu Ganpati shrine, which is a naturally formed or self-created monolith of Lord Ganesha. Pilgrims from all over and especially Maharashtra flock here to pay homage to Lord Ganesha at this temple. During the Ganesh Chaturthi festival...


Ratnagiri Transportation

  • by pravdr Updated Jul 22, 2007

    very intersting signages on mumbai goa highway at hatkhamba.hatkhamba ia a junction on mumbai goa highway connecting ratnagiri.


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Ratnagiri Warnings and Dangers

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    by rjogadiya Written Aug 25, 2004

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    The pristine clear water may attract you for a dive in the sea, however, you need to be careful a bit as the tides are unpredictable and do take care of yourself. There are lot of other Seas to be seen...

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Ratnagiri Off The Beaten Path

  • Sindudurgh

    A little village on the Konkan coast. The food is the best part about this place - a must must try is the Sol Kadi. And seafood lovers will lick their fingers. However, there is enough choice for us vegetarians as well. That is what I love about India - no more fretting about whether I will get veggie food or not!!!!

  • One of India's best kept secrets

    This is THE BEST BEACH I've been to in India. Yes, when you say beach in India, Goa comes to mind. But if you are like me and want only a beach for itself, then this is the place to be. The sand is softer than talcum powder and the most important thing is that it is empty!! My husband and I had miles of sea and sand to ourselves - with the...

  • Sindudurgh fort

    This is an architectural feat. The fort is a few hundred years old and is built quite far from the shore in the sea. This is one of Shivaji's many forts and one of the most unique things on this fort is a coconut tree with a branch!! It happened courtesy a stormy rainy night where a part of it (I think) was hit by lightening and the resulting hole...


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