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Chiplun Tourism

In the quiet, far away from the city port district of Ratnagiri in Maharashtra, lies Chiplun, the city that offers you time among mango groves next to the beautiful lake, Vashishti. This town is most known for its white sand beaches and beautiful mango and cashew groves by the Vashishti river.

Chiplun, meaning 'The abode of Lord Parashurama' got its name because of the famous temple it houses. Chiplun also happens to be an industrial town and most people coming to this side tend to go to the River view resort, a popular getaway on weekends. The sunsets that can be seen from both the Vashishti river and Koyna Dam are so attractive that people book rooms to wake up to the sight of the brilliant scenery. Chiplun falls as an important station on the Konkan railway route for trains heading to Mumbai from Goa and South India. This gives you all the more reason to stop by at this little heavenly place for a breath of fresh air before you greet the city of dreams, Mumbai and all the chaos that comes with it. Travellers describe their experience here as the perfect picnic spot, with the scent of mangoes wafting through the air.

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Delectable Malvani cuisine

If you are planning a trip to Chiplun, do not miss the scrumptious Malvani food. This cuisine basically is the standard cuisine of coastal regions. It comprises mostly of non-vegetarian delicacies. Malvani cuisine is cooked in a unique style. The use of coconut in any form is common in all dishes. If you love spicy food, Malvani cuisine is perfect for you. However, there are few non-spicy dishes too.
There are a plethora of choices available to you when it comes to Malvani food like 'Kombdi Vade' but seafood curries and fish dishes are dominant. In Chiplun particularly, you will find various restaurants serving this cuisine. The most famous of them is Hotel Abhishek. The restaurant is easy to locate. Also, other cuisines are available here. All these lip-smacking dishes are must try if you are in coastal regions.

Restaurants and Local Food in Chiplun

Most restaurants in Chiplun serve Malvani food. Hotel Abhishek is the most well known among all. You can find all kinds of restaurants as well in Chiplun, no matter what your taste is. Some of the must try and buys in Chiplun are jackfruit chips, cashew nuts, mangoes and Kokum sherbet.
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Suggested Itinerary for Chiplun

Day 1- Reach Chiplun by morning. After checking into your hotel and taking breakfast, you can start your day by visiting Parashurama Temple. It is at a walking distance from the city centre. After this, if you are visiting Chiplun in monsoon season, you can head out to Sawatsada waterfalls. It is near to the city centre. Then, take lunch and do not forget to order the famous Malvani cuisine. In the evening, you can go to Guhagar village as per your mood. It is located far from the city and will take around 3 hours including the travel time.
Day 2- Start early morning to visit the largest river of Konkan, Vashishti river. You will get a beautiful view in morning. After this, you can head out to Walawalker Shivaji Museum. This will take around 3 hours. Take lunch and then, head out to Koyna Dam. This place also looks beautiful in monsoons. You can also visit Nehru Smriti Udyan which is right next to it.
Day 3- After taking breakfast, start early and head out to Marleshwar Temple. It is situated at a distance of around 56 km. So, around 4 to 5 hours is required to explore the temple. Then, you can head out for trekking at Nageshwar Temple.
Day 4- If you are here for one more day, then you can visit Pandavas caves or Gowalkot fort. You can get a fantastic view from this fort.

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FAQs on Chiplun

What is famous about Chiplun?

Picturesque places. Lip-smacking Malvani cuisine. Mild winters with pleasant weather. Not too crowded.

What is not so good about Chiplun?

Heavy rainfall. No adventures as such except trekking.

Who should visit Chiplun?

Beaches and greenery make it perfect destination for honeymooners and nature lovers. Pretty good place for those who love Malvani food. Trekking can be the reason for adventure enthusiasts to visit the place.

What is the best time to visit Chiplun?

You can go to Chiplun all year round though the best time to visit Chiplun is in the monsoons, for the Sawatsada waterfall, and all the treks. The region has a tropical climate, hence known for its lush green land, free flowing rivers, monsoon water falls, acres and acres of paddy field, mango farms and much more.
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What is the local food in Chiplun?

Most restaurants in Chiplun serve Malvani food. Hotel Abhishek is the most well known among all. You can find all kinds of restaurants as well in Chiplun, no matter what your taste is. Some of the must try and buys in Chiplun are jackfruit chips, cashew nuts, mangoes and Kokum sherbet.
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What is the best way to reach Chiplun?

It is easy to travel to Chiplun via road, rail or air transport. Though Chiplun does not have its own airport, the nearest airport to the city is the Ratnagiri Airport located at a distance of around 83 km. The Chiplun railway station is also nearby to the heart of the city. Chiplun is connected via roads to prominent cities. It is the most convenient option if you are in nearby cities. However, if you want to travel from south or extreme eastern region, it is better to choose air transport.
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What are the things to do in Chiplun?

The top things to do in Chiplun are Vashishti River, Marleshwar Temple, Guhagar Beach, Sawatsada Waterfalls, Lord Parashurama Temple, Koyna Dam. You can see all the places to visit in Chiplun here

What are the places near Chiplun?

The top places near to Chiplun are Mahabaleshwar which is 45 km from Chiplun, Panchgani which is located 52 km from Chiplun, Ganapatipule which is located 49 km from Chiplun, Goa which is located 228 km from Chiplun, Harihareshwar which is located 73 km from Chiplun

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Pallavi Siddhanta

4 years ago
- It's better to travel to Chiplun by your own vehicle and the easiest road is the Mumbai-Pune highway.
- Be careful during the rainy season, and carry good footwear. Surfaces can be slippery.
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