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Ratnagiri Tourist Attractions

Ratnagiri Tourist Attractions



This is a small aquarium in Ratnagiri which is located on the way to Ratnadurg Fort. The chief attraction of this aquarium is the Huge Skull of a Whale fish. There are several different specimens of attractive fish and turtles in the tanks.

Arevare Beach


Arevare is a safe and blue water beach in Ratnagiri. It is located near Ganapatipule. At Arevare, the road travels past a high cliff, below which the sea waves ferociously lap without pause.

Lokmanya Tilak Smarak


Ratnagiri is the birthplace of Lokmanya Tilak, one of India’s greatest freedom fighters. His house is now preserved as a memorial called The Lokmanya Tilak Smarak which, is diligently maintained by the local community.

Mandavi Beach


Mandavi beach is the prettiest and one of the most crowded beaches in the Ratnagiri. Mandavi beach has lustrous black sand and hence, is known as the ‘Black Sea’.

Thibaw Palace


The Thibaw Palace was built in 1910-11. This location of this palace is very unique, as it overlooks Ratnagiri Bay. Statues that are as old as 6th century are presently housed in the palace as a part of the museum.

Thibaw Point


Thibaw Point offers a nice view of Bhate Beach and the nearby places. It is close to the Thibaw Palace. The King used to sit at this point and watch the sea remembering his homeland. The best sunset point is located here. Thibaw Point gives a classic view of the entire city.

Haraji Bhaatakar Choupati (Bhate Beach)


Bhatiye beach is situated near the Bhatiye creek. It is commonly known as Suruban. This magnificent beach is approximately 1.5 kms in length. At the end of the beach, a famous temple of ‘Zari Vinayak’ (Ganeshji Temple) is situated.

Jaygad Fort


The Jaigad Fort is situated at the tip of a peninsula in Ratnagiri. Jaygad Fort is embraced on a cliff which overlooks a bay. This is a 17th century fort which is a famous tourist attraction. The fort has temples of Mohmayadevi and Lord Ganesha. It also has a lighthouse from where the view of Arabian Sea and Jaigad creek is amazing.

Purnagad Fort


The fort is very close to the village Purnagad. The fort is located near Muchikund river creek. The fort is surrounded by Arabian Sea. The meeting point of the river and Arabian Sea can be seen from Purnagad fort, which is a marvelous sight. On the main entrance door of the fort, pictures of Moon, Sun and Lord Ganesha are carved.

How to Reach Ratnagiri

By Road

Mumbai to Ratnagiri: Panvel – Pen – Mahad – Khed – Chiplun – Sangameshwar – Ratnagiri(NH17)

Pune to Ratnagiri: Satara – Patan – Koyana Nagar – Chiplun – Sangameshwar – Ratnagiri

Mumbai to Ratnagiri Distance 340 km
Pune to Ratnagiri Distance 290 km
Goa to Ratnagiri Distance 256 km
Chiplun to Ratnagiri Distance 106 km

By Rail

Nearest Railway Station: Ratnagiri