In the southwestern part of Maharashtra is the port city of Ratnagiri, located in pretty surroundings and blessed with hills, sea shores, creks, beautiful rivers, hot springs, forests and waterfalls. Overall, it is an ideal vacation spot and provides a rejuvenating experience to the travellers.
A traveller's dream, Ratnagiri is bordered with Sahyadri mountains to the east. The alluvial valleys in the region produce abundance rice, cashew nuts, coconuts and fruits. Alphonso mangoes are a major production of this area. Fishing is a major industry in the area.
The majestic Sahyadri mountains and the Arabian Sea along with the pretty white beaches, cascading waterfalls, Palm groves, many historic monuments and forts make it worth a visit. Ratnagiri could be your perfect weekend getaway. It is the birthplace of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak. It is a gem of the Konkan region.