A port city on the Arabian Sea Coast, Ratnagiri is situated in the southwestern part of Maharashtra. It is one city that has more tourist places than one yearns for. The essence of nature plays an important role here as you are surrounded by natural beauties including sea, hills and forests. One can also witness the renowned Ganpatiphule Temple which is situated at the beach.
Places to See in Ratnagiri
Some of the important destinations that one should not miss out are:
1- Ganpatiphule Beach: One of the most renowned temples in the country, the Ganpatiphule temple is a beauty on the shimmering beach which was built 400 years back. The white sand makes this beach even more attractive. Though the beach is not safe for swimming as it has stretches of rocks, but the adventure enthusiasts can enjoy balancing a kayak. There is a cliff on one side of the beach and the view from atop the beach is not just enchanting but also mesmerizes the viewers with the scenic view.
2- Mandhavi Beach: Mandhavi beach is one hot spot in Ratnagiri for which tourists come here. One can witness this beach always crowded with people and the beauty of this place is just something you can compare to any other place. This beach is gifted with a vast line of seashore up to Rajiwanda Port. As the beach shares close proximity to the town, it is a hot favorite among the tourists. One can enjoy the serenity of this beach as it is surrounded with the Satnadurg fort on the west and the Arabian sea lies to the south of it. A tourist place, this beach enjoys the maximum visitors in a year than any other beach in this city.
3- Ratnadurg Fort: With the Arabian Sea on three sides, the Ratnadurg Fort is a massive structure in shape of a shoe horse. Now a collapsed structure, the fort is spread over a vast area of 120 acres. The fort gives an endearing feel to the visitors with a perfect sunset and the sound of waves pounding against the rocks. A perfect weekend getaway, this fort is a must visit for those who like to explore the best places and spend time enjoying their evenings in the lap of nature.
Things to do in Ratnagiri
Tourists to Ratnagiri have a lot activities to indulge in. The water sports at Ganpatiphule are most famous activities that thrill the visitors. A water sports complex including row boats, water scooters, and motor boats is arranged by the MTDC here. You must avoid visiting this city during the months of June – October, since this complex is closed at this time due to monsoon season. You can also indulge in leisure strolls and sun bathing at the beaches in this city. The forts and palaces are some interesting points of the tourists to visit.
Ratnagiri bears a lot of importance in Maharashtra tourism, and if you are planning for a short and memorable holiday with your friends and family, then this is the perfect destination for you. Couples can also enjoy the serendipity of this beautiful location. So get ready and be all set to visit this city of historical monuments and beaches.