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The city of Ratnagiri is located on the western coast of the Indian State of Maharashtra and once had been the administrative capital and important port of the Muslim kingdom of Bijapur. Ratnagiri had been under the reign of the Satara kings in 1731 and was later taken over by the British Empire took over in 1818.

The city is all encompassed with many lush green forests, sun-kissed beaches and monuments, which make it an important tourist holiday destination. The unsurpassed beauty of the city of Ratnagiri is recognized and accredited with the presence of the majestic Sahyadris and the beautiful Arabian Sea. Rantagiri is bequeathed with all natural beauty ranging from glorious hills, attractive seashore, gushing stream, scintillating waters, lush greenery, hot water springs and beautiful cascades along with its ancient forts and monuments, which add to its historical importance.

Nestled on the coastal belt, Ratnagiri is bestowed with untouched beaches, which render the beautiful and an incredible sight of ancient fort with its backdrop of scintillating silver sands. This expansive city is endowed with magnificent hills, alluring seashore, captivating cascading and magnificent monuments.

Ratnagiri reveals virgin beauty of the Konkan seashore; making it as one of best tourist attractions, which paves way to explore the natural splendor. The hill station is a perfect blend of mountainous terrain, spell-bound plains and brassy structures, making the place a true destination to enjoy a weekend.

Ratnagiri travel and tourism is a popular among the Indian and foreign tourists alike and for that the Ratnagiri tour packages are a perfect way of exploring the splendor of the destination in Western India.

General facts about Ratnagiri
Location: Western India
Language: English, Hindi and Marathi
Climate: Tropical and moderate
Major Attractions: Lonavala, Khandala, Matheran, Panchgani
Ideal Time to Visit: September to April

Tourist sightseeing in Ratnagiri
This historical town of Ratnagiri has so much to offer and explore ranging from its natural beauty to the historical forts and religious monuments which includes Ratnadurg Fort, Ratnagiri Light House and Gateway of Ratnagiri, Shri Devi Bhagwati Mandir, Ratnadurg Fort, Tilak Ali Museum, the ancestral house of Lokamania Balgangadhar Tilak.

The other historical excursions around the area are Jaigad Fort, Jaigad Light House, Thibaw Palace, etc. Along with that some of the religious places to visit in a close proximity to Ratnagiri are Swayambhu Ganpati Temple, Swami Swaroopanad Ashram of Pawas, Parashuram temple, etc.

Some of its beaches that reveal the natural splendor of the city are Mandavi Beach, Aare Beach, Pandre Samudra, Ganeshghule Beach, Bhatye Beach and Ganapatipule Beach.

Climate of Ratnagiri
The city experiences a typical coastal climate with warm and humid atmosphere. Here summers are really hot with regular monsoons and pleasant winters. He best time to travel in the city is in the months from October till March.

How to reach Ratnagiri

Ratnagiri by Air: The city has its own airport known as the Ratnagiri Airport at a distance of 12km from the heart of the city, which is connected to Mumbai and Pune.

Ratnagiri by Rail: Ratnagiri has its railhead in the city centre known as Ratnagiri railway station, connecting the city to all the major cities of the country through Mumbai.

Ratnagiri by Road: There are frequent and regular buses available which connects the city with many major cities of Maharashtra.

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