Located in the southwestern part of Maharashtra, I am Ratnagiri, a port city on the Arabian Sea coast and blessed with a number of spiritually and scenic places. With the Sahyadri Mountains bordering the east of mine the vast expanse of the Arabian Sea on the west, not only me the city of Ratnagiri, but the entire Ratnagiri district boast of picturesque natural beauty and I am fast coming up as a new tourism destination not only in India but in the entire country.
History of Ratnagiri
According to the legends the Pandavas of the Mahabharata stayed for some time in vicinity of mine when they were on their pilgrimage tour during the 13th year of their exile. The Ratnagiri Fort, which is a major attraction for tourists visiting me, was built by one of the Bijapur rulers near my harbor which was later strengthened by the great Maratha king Shivaji.
Ratnagiri Tourist Places
Ganapatipule which is known as one of the most important and also most beautiful beaches of Maharashtra is located only a short distance away from and every year I am visited by thousands of tourists from all parts of India and also from abroad who come to take a view of the exquisite natural beauty in and around me.
I am a paradise for nature lovers, holiday makers and adventure travelers and one of those few places in the country that is less influenced by modern urban culture and lifestyle. My people are also as beautiful as me, you are simply going to fall in love with my soft spoken, easy going and hospitable Konkani people.
With green hills, deep valleys, waterfalls, paddy fields, fruit orchards and stunningly beautiful beaches the entire area in and around me along with the green beauty of the backwaters – I am a place that will make you, make you feel relaxed and refreshed and if you are looking for a some out from your busy and demanding the city life – I am one place that can truly among the best available as per your requirements.
Being a major city in this part of the state I am well connected with other cities by rail and road and Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation buses are available for commuting different parts of the city. For local transport, auto rickshaws are also available. Private tourist buses also ply between different parts of the district and make it easy and convenient for tourists to commute between the major tourist attractions.
The Sahyadri mountains on the east causes heavy precipitation during the monsoon months that has resulted in highly eroded yet extremely beautiful landscape all around the place and have made the alluvial valleys extremely fertile.
Weather and Climate in Ratnagiri
During the summer months my weather can be a little intense and tourists paying me a visit during that time of the year might find it a little difficult to handle. I am most beautiful during the monsoon months, but that is also not a good time for leisure travelers and you can consider October to June as possibly the best time for coming and experiencing my unmatchable natural beauty.