Ratnagiri, part of the Konkan region, located in the state of Maharashtra, which is surrounded by the Sahyadri Hills on the East and the Arabian Sea on the West. Ratnagiri is special with Beaches, Forts, Heritage structures, Ancient Caves, numerous minor waterfalls and couple of major ones. Ratnagiri is famous for its rice and coconut apart from fishing activity.
Ratna Durg: This is a Horseshoe shaped fort with a length of 1,300 m and a width of 1,000 m. It is surrounded by the Arabian Sea on its three sides and the Siddha Buruj has a Lighthouse. Ratna Durg came under various rulers over a period of time–Bahamani rulers, Bijapur Adilshahs, Shivaji. Later Dhondu Bhaskar (Pratinidhi) rebuilt the fort.
Jaigad Fort: Located at the entrance of the Sangameshwar river. There is a bay, formed by the Shastri river where it drains into the Arabian Sea. The fort is cuddled on a cliff which overlooks a bay making it spectacular view point.
Purnagad Fort: It is located at the mouth of Muchikund river creek. 22 km away from Ratnagiri.
Marleshwar Waterfalls: It is located in a dense forest. The Marleshwar temple is in a natural cave and a waterfall known as Dhareshwar.
Panhalekaji Caves: Ancient historical man made rock-cut caves are blended with history and nature. 29 rock-cut caves are situated on the bank of the river Kotjai. This area is famous for bird watching.
How to Reach Ratnagiri: It is well connected by Road and Rail network, which falls under Konkan Railway.