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Ratnagiri District

Located in the south-western part of Maharashtra, Ratnagiri is a district with harbours, pilgrim centers and caves. It forms a part of the Konkan tract. The Konkan tract is historically famous for its long coastline and convenient harbours. Ratnagiri District is bordered by the Sahyadri mountain ranges in the west and was once the administrative capital of Bijapur rulers. With an area of 8,208 sq km, it has a population of over 1.5 million.

Rice and coconut are the main crops. Tilak Smarak, Patit Pawan Mandir, Nivali waterfall, Hatis (holy place of Hindus and Muslims), Parashuram Temple near Chiplun, Ganapatipule and Pawas are the major tourist attractions. Other tourist places include Bhatye Beach, Ratnadurg Fort and Bhagwati Bunder (sea-port).

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Ratnagiri

Archeological Sites (1) Historical Monuments (1) Sacred Places (4)
Beaches (5) Hotels (8) Spiritual Centers (2)
Bridges (1) Lodges (2) Temples (22)
Bus Stations (2) Miscellaneous (3) Tourist Destinations (2)
Cities and Towns (12) Mosques (1) Trains and Railway Stations (17)
Cottages (1) Palaces (1) Universities (1)
Forts (15) Ports (3) Villages (74)
Hill Stations (1) Resorts (5) Waterfalls (2)

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