Situated on the gorgeous western coast, Ratnagiri in the Indian state of Maharashtra, was the administrative capital and the important port of the Muslim kingdom of Bijapur. Bestowed with many hot tourist spots, most diverse attractions are in store at Ratnagiri. The unparalleled beauty of Ratnagiri is attributed by the presence of the majestic Sahyadris and the beautiful Arabian Sea.
Rantagiri is gifted with magnificent hills, pretty seashore, creeks, beautiful rivers, hot water springs and waterfalls apart from the ancient forts and monuments. Situated on the coastal belt, Ratnagiri is blessed with virgin beaches that offer the fantastic sight of an ancient fort overlooking the harbour besides its silvery sands.
The birthplace of so many well-known Indians who had lost their life in the freedom struggle, this small city acquired a remarkable position in the history of India. Situated in pretty surroundings, Ratnagiri offers a rejuvenating environment to the visitors. The sun kissed beaches of white silvery sands, hemmed with swaying coconut palms, and ever green lustrous mangroves, makes Ratnagiri a dream destination to nature lovers.
This sprawling city is endowed with majestic hills, appealing seashore, cascading waterfalls, and glorious monuments. An unspoilt beauty on the Konkan coastline, this lovely locale is a tourist’s delight and a best place to explore the natural splendor. A unique hill station with a mountainous terrain, trance plains and garish structures, Ratnagiri is a sure destination to enjoy a weekend.
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Konkan Railway has launched two special trains, which will run between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Madgaon owing to the increasing inflow of travelers. The trains will run between 26 January and 29 January. Read on to know more about the train schedules.
Travel within city
Ratnagiri is a popular beach town situated along the Konkani belt.
The Ratnagiri railway station is an important part of the Konkani railway system and there are many transport options to the city from the station. Travelers who are arriving by train can hire taxis or auto rickshaws from the railway station to the city. Prices are negotiable and there may be fixed rates for certain places.
There are a few local travel options that a traveler can choose from in Ratnagiri. Tourists can opt for taxis, buses and auto rickshaws.
There are many private taxi operators in Ratnagiri. They are usually available from taxi stands that are located across the town. Taxis can also be booked through the hotels. They charge around Rs 7 per km for non A/C taxis. Taxis are a good option to get around as they are comfortable and safe.
Local government buses are available in Ratnagiri. They are often crowed and uncomfortable. However tickets are cheap and they cost between Rs 10 to 20.
These can be found all over town and they are a good option. They may not be metered and the prices have to be negotiated before boarding. Special night fares also apply.
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