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Situated in the south-Western part of Maharashtra, Ratnagiri is essentially a port city. The city is flanked by the Arabian Sea on one side and the Sahyadri Mountains on the other side. The locals communicate in Marathi, which is the native language of the place, but due to Ratnagiri being a popular tourist destination, one can easily find locals and guides who communicate in English, Hindi and other languages as well.
One can travel to Ratnagiri very conveniently, both via land and air. The National Highway 17 runs through the city connecting it directly to other important cities like Mumbai, Mangalore, Cochin, Karwar and Madgaon. The Konkan Railway station is also located at close proximity in case one wishes to travel by train. Regular flights are available from Delhi, Jaipur, and Mumbai that arrive at the Ratnagiri Airport.
Apart from being a place that boasts of rich culture and expansive history, Ratnagiri’s other significant attractions include the Ratnagiri Marine Museum. This Museum is home to an exciting collection of rare and beautiful sea animals and fish like sea lions, sea turtles, lionfish, sea snakes, tigerfish, and others. There is also a huge skeleton of a whale in the museum. Ratnagiri is also the perfect place for a retreat because of its beautiful natural hills and stunning beaches. Beaches like Bhatye Beach, Kunkeshwar Beach, Guhagar Beach, and Ganpatipule Beach is the perfect place to visit if you are looking for a relaxing holiday.
The terrain here is suitable for trekking as well. One can trek and camp in places like Alibaug, Pawna Lake, Bhandar Dara, etc. Apart from trekking, you can also enjoy activities such as mountain climbing, river, rafting, paragliding and other exciting adventure sports. There are also ancient temples like the Jai Vinayak Temple in Jaigad and the Velneshwar Shiva Temple that are worth a visit.
Summer, monsoon, and winter are the three main seasons in Ratnagiri. Between November and February is the best time to visit this place. The city has several hotels to make your stay comfortable and convenient.
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11 September 2015
We had an amazing trek here. We loved it totally. We were around 15 friends. We were a bunch of my school friends and my college friends. It was a bid difficulty to plan and bring all of them together ...
17 January 2016
The trekking was a great experience. I loved it totally. I so recommend this to all. I loved the trek a lot and world recommend this to all.
14 February 2016
Prachitgad Trek in Maharashtra is by far the best trek that I have ever been. Well, where should I start? I am a huge fan of trekking, and mostly treks are surrounded by lovely greenscape. However, I a...
01 April 2015
The trekking at this place was an amazing experience. The fort stay was one of the good aspects. The trek was breathtaking to say in 1 word. The surroundings and landscape are too good. The weather too...
15 September 2015
The trek is definitely brilliant and great. It was one of its kind. It was interesting and exciting. I totally loved it. As a trekker who is into trekking for 10 years now, I liked it and I feel sad fo...
21 October 2015
The trek was good. As a beginner level trekker, I found this trek a little challenging, but nevertheless this is such a nice trek and a great experience. I loved the whole vacation as such.
15 January 2016
The trekking experience was fine and brilliant. We had a nice experience. To start with we reached here well before the reporting time, we just roamed around and clicked pictures, and when the rest of ...
08 February 2016
It was a great and an amazing trek. I loved the whole trekking experience. We had such a nice and fun time there. We would like to visit here again soon. There is not much to explore in this locality a...
15 September 2015
Prachitgad Trek in Maharashtra is an amazing trek trail. If you are a Mumbaikaar, this trek is something that is worth taking. If you not a Mumbaikaar, rope this trek in your schedule when you visit Ma...
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