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Ratnagiri

Ratnagiri

Weather

Ratnagiri experiences a typical tropical and coastal climate with warm summers and moderate winter season. The summer season starting from March extends till June with temperatures reaching a high of 40-42 degrees Celsius. The summers are warn and sticky and can be a deterrent for overseas travelers. The monsoon rains lash Ratnagiri between July and September bringing moderate rainfall. The winter season from November to January is pleasant and slightly chilly with minimum temperatures dropping to nearly 10 degrees Celsius. The best time visit Ratnagiri is in the winter season with moderate climate and good sunshine making it comfortable to relive the old age charm of this coastal city.

How To Reach

By Road:

Located on the Mumbai Ratnagiri national highway, Ratnagiri region is connected by good motor able roads and highways. Located at a distance of 356 Kms from Mumbai, 365 Kms from Pune and 130 Kms from Kolhapur, private cabs and bus services from the Maharashtra State Transport connect Ratnagiri to all regions of the state.


By Air:

Ratnagiri does not have a dedicated airport facility and the closest airport is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai located at a distance of 340 Kms. The Mumbai airport is well connected to all big and small cities within India and overseas. Local cabs and buses are freely available from the Mumbai airport to visit Ratnagiri.



By Rail:

Located on the Konkan line, Ratnagiri is well connected with regular train services to all parts of India. Cabs and buses are freely available at Ratnagiri railway station to visit various excursions around Ratnagiri region.


Overview

Ratnagiri is an ancient city located on the western coast of Maharashtra famous for its lovely beaches and historical landmarks. Ratnagiri which was once a flourishing port under the Muslim kingdom of Bijapur, is famous for its magnificent beaches and arcadia monumental beauty. Located along the Konkan belt, Ratnagiri is easily accessible from Mumbai and well connected to all major cities and towns of Maharashtra.

 

The pristine and virgin beaches of Ratnagiri attract a large number of tourists and Honeymooners making it one of the most popular weekend getaways from metro cities like Mumbai and Pune. Ratnagiri may be a small coastal town but it’s driven by a huge commercial activity especially in the Food and Beverages segment. Ratnagiri is also famous for its tourism related water sports like row boats, water scooters, motor boats, aero boats etc

 

The city is the best place to get cashew nuts, coconuts and kokum sherbets which are unique to Ratnagiri and its surrounding areas. The mango variety of devgad hapoos are one of the most exported breeds of mangoes synonymous with Ratnagiri.

 

Accommodation options in Ratnagiri range from budget hotels to luxurious resorts. Accommodation in beach tents is also very popular among the visitors here. While summers may be a bit harsh and humid, the costal ambience of the city along with its lovely beaches and Forts make it a popular tourist destination of Maharashtra attracting tourists virtually all through the year.