I am charismatic Chiplun, a town and a municipal council, located in the Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra. I am at about 320 km south of Mumbai. My name literary means “abode of lord Parshuram”. I lie on the banks of the river Vashishti. The history of my origins and foundation is not known much, and I too do not remember it. I am modern and a fast growing city in Maharashtra.
Facts about Chiplun
I, Chiplun city, is 23 ft above sea level. I provide shelter to 55,139 people. As the number reveals, I am not inhabited by a large population, but people live in harmony with nature and with other fellow beings here in my lap. I am well connected to the National Highway 17 or NH-66 as well as the State Highway 78. I enjoy an impressive literacy rate of 90%. Gender ration is 50:50. I am very proud to be able to share with others the fact that I house the Koyna Hydroelectric Power Project Stages III & IV. I have my own “Taj” hotel developed first in Maharashtra.
Weather and Climate in Chiplun
I have a tropical climate, dominated by rainfall; most part of the year. Annual rainfall is 3793 mm and average annual temperature 27.3o Centigrade. May is my warmest and January is my coldest month. Best time to visit me is during the winter season, ie., October-March.
Culture in Chiplun
Konkan culture dominates here. My people are modern in their outlook, but have strong ties with their traditional culture. Konkani cuisine is the chief cuisine enjoyed here. The food here is very spicy with maximum use of red chilli powder, coconut oil, coconut milk, paste and using kokum & raw mango as souring agents in food. Two styles of Konkan food is followed by my people on my land called Brahmin style and Non-Brahmin style. The Brahmin style uses little spice and more coconut ingredients, whereas Non-Brahmin style uses more spices and less coconut. My Chiplun City Guide will help outsiders understand my culture pretty well and also locate the restaurants, pubs, bars, entertainment zones, theatres, multiplexes across my land.
Chiplun guide helps tourist discover my natural and incredible scenic beauty and important landmarks. Worth mentioning Chiplun tourism places are Parshuram temple, Sawatsada Waterfall, Gowalkot Fort, Marleshwar temple, Walavalkar Shivaji Museum, and Vashishti river. Road and Rail connectivity is excellent. Come visit me anytine, I will be happy to meet you!