Ratnagiri is a district in Maharashtra. Ratnagiri is near to Mumbai - Goa Highway. It is area of Konkan.
How to reach Ratnagiri
There are Mumbai - Ratnagiri S. T. buses (State Transport Buses). It is approximately 9 to 10 hours Bus journey from Mumbai. There is also option of Konkan railway.
Ratnagiri is famous for Hapus Mango. It is very sweet and tasty. Ratnagiri has sea shore. Sun - set at this point is beautiful. Thiba Palace is at Ratnagiri. Thiba Palace is build for King of Bramhadesh. British caught King Thiba and allowed him to live at Ratnagiri.
Swami Swaroopanand Samadhi Mandir - Pawas
Pawas is a village in Ratnagiri. It is near to Ratnagiri. Pawas is a birth place of Swami Swaroopanand. Swami Swaroopanand was a famous saint in Maharashtra. He takes a part in Indian freedom fight against British. He wrote 'Abhang Dnyaneshwari'. His Samadhi Mandir is spiritual place. People can stay at 'Bhakt - Dham', which is constructed by Swami Swaroopanand Trust. It may need advance booking.
Ganapati Temple at Ganapatipule
Ganapatipule is in Ratnagiri district. There is famous temple of Lord Ganapati. Many people come here and pray to Lord Ganapati. Ganapatipule has sea shore. But this sea shore is very danger for swimming.
Shivsrushti at Dervan
Dervan is in Ratnagiri district. There are many big statues showing story of King Shivaji. These statues are very beautiful.
Parashuram Temple - Ratnagiri district
There is temple of Lord Parashuram. According to old stories, Lord Parashuram had thrown an arrow to stop sea water to move forward in Konkan land. Temple is near to Mumbai - Goa highway. It is approximately 7 to 8 hours vehicle journey from Mumbai.
Laxmi - Keshav - Mahalaxmi Temple at Kolisare
Kolisare is a small village in Ratnagiri district. Kolisare is not near to Ratnagiri city. This temple is very beautiful. There are many trees around this temple.
Ganapati Temple at Hedavi
Hedavi is a small village in Ratnagiri district. This is not near to Ratnagiri city. This temple and surrounding area is very beautiful.
There are many other places in Ratnagiri, to visit. Ratnagiri is best place for tourists.