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Ratnagiri

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Ratnagiri

Gateway of Ratnagiri:

Gateway of Ratnagiri located at the Ratnagiri Jetty is a famous geographical landmark attracting a large number of tourists. The structure of the gateway with its slanting roof and many bastions were built for the maritime defense of Ratnagiri by Dhondu Bhaskar. The gateway of Ratnagiri offers a great pictorial view for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts alike.

 

Bhatye Beach:

Bhatye Beach located at a distance of 4 Kms from Ratnagiri city center is one of the most famous beaches of the city. Bhatye beach is famous for its magnificent views with the Sayadhari mountain ranges on one side and pristine beach on the other. Bhatye beach is a famous destination for water sport enthusiasts offering various excursions including water rafting and skiing.

 

Thibaw Palace:

Thibaw Palace located at a distance of 23 Kms from Ratnagiri town is one of the famous historical landmarks of the region attracting tourists and history lovers alike. Thibaw palace located in Ratnagiri was home to the exiled king and queen of erstwhile Burma, where they stayed for five years. Today, it houses their stone tombs and some belongings from their era. A nominal entrance fee is charges for visiting the palace.

 

Mandavi Beach:

Mandvi Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Ratnagiri region. Famous for its unique black sand, the Mandavi Beach is known as the black sea. The gateway of Ratnagiri is located at the Mandavi Beach. Apart from its historical significance, Mandvi beach is a hub of water sport activities in Ratnagiri region. The beach is by far the most popular and crowded beaches of Ratnagiri attracting a large number of tourists and adventure sport enthusiasts.

 

Ganeshghule Beach:

Ganeshghule Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of Ratnagiri region. Located at a distance of 25 Kms from Ratnagiri city center, Ganeshghule Beach is famous for its beautiful sunsets. The white sandy beach of Ganeshghule is full of rocks and makes it a popular holiday resort for the tourists. Ganeshghule Beach attracts a large number of nature lovers to witness the surreal natural bliss of the region.

 

Pandre Samudra:

Pandre Samudra literally meaning the White Sea is one of the most widely visited landmarks of Ratnagiri region. Famous for its crystal clear waters, the beach at Pandre Samudra attracts a large number of tourists and nature lovers alike. Located close to the Ratnagiri city center, Pandre Samudra is ideal for a calm and serene environment by the beach making up for a perfect holiday or a lazy weekend.

 

Aare Beach:

Aare Beach located as a distance of 15 Kms from Ratnagiri city center is an isolated beach. Lying between Ratnagiri and Ganpatipule, Aare Beach is a 3 Km long beach offering great sights for the tourists and nature lovers. Being one of the rare unexplored beaches, Aare Beach is largely devoid of any tourists.

 

Jaigad Fort: J

aigad Fort located at a distance of 35 Kms from Ganapatipule is a famous tourist destination. The ancient sea fort located on the tip of a peninsula is one of the heritage monuments of Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra. The fort which lies in ruins due to constant corrosion has its extension walls in place offering a great insight to historians and tourists alike.

 

Jaigad Lighthouse:

Jaigad Lighthouse also known as the Siddha Burj is an ancient Lighthouse and one of the most well known landmarks of Ganapatipule. Built in 1832, the lighthouse is located on the western edge of the Jaigad Fort. The Lighthouse is open for tourists in the evenings between 4 Pm to 5 Pm. The ancient lighthouse is a marvel in science and technology as the lighthouse is one of the rare functional lighthouse built in the 18th century.

 

Ganapatipule Beach:

Ganapatipule Beach is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ganapatipule. Known for its water rides and lovely serene shore, the Ganapatipule has facilities of aero boats and pedal boats attracting a host of adventure tourists. The 6 Kms long beach is full of attractive tourist attractions with adequate water sports facilities making it one of the most popular beaches in Maharashtra.

 

Ratnadurga:

Built in a horse-shoe shape, the Ratnadurag Fort is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Ganapatipule. Bound by the sea on three sides and land on the fourth, the fort houses the temple of Goddess Bhagwati and a well, adjoining it. A highlight of this fort is the Siddha Buruj bastion, which has a lighthouse on it.