Best Time To Visit Ratnagiri

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What is the best time to visit Ratnagiri?

October to March are the best months to visit Ratnagiri. The weather remains favourable for sightseeing during winter. Summers from March to June are scorching with humidity that forces you to carry ample sun protection gears. Although summer is off-season and the mango season, the weather is unbearable leaving no option to do anything in and around Ratnagiri. However, if you enjoy mangoes, then this is the season for Alphonso mangoes. Monsoons aren't an excellent time for sightseeing, but Ratnagiri during the rains is a sight to behold.

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Monthly Weather in Ratnagiri

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 15 31
February 17 34
March 19 35
April 21 37
May 23 35
June 22 30
July 22 27
August 21 28
September 21 28
October 19 30
November 16 33
December 17 32

Ratnagiri in Winter (November - February)

Winters are the best time to visit Ratnagiri because the pleasant weather allows sightseeing. One can enjoy the various beach activities and go for a picnic with families. The temperature hovers around 19 degrees and the humidity is minimal. The hilltops look splendid and this is a great time to see the views from the view points. Taking ferry rides across the town is a popular activity during the winters.
Winter evening, Ratnagiri
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Although this isn't the peak season among tourists due to the unpredictable rains, this can be a great time to visit the town as it looks extremely picturesque. The hilltops look breathtaking in the backdrop of lush green forests. It is a good time to stay in a tree house to bird watch and indulge in some nature photography. The waterfalls are at their best as it increases the beauty of Konkan region manifold.
Waterfall near Ratnagiri, Monsoon
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Because of the coastal climate, Ratnagiri remains hot and humid during summers. The day time is scorching, with temperatures rising to 38 degrees, but the evenings are cooler and suitable for leisure walks along the beaches. Even though local sightseeing to various forts, forests and waterfalls are not convenient during summers, there are other things you can indulge in. One of them is the famous and exclusive seafood cuisine of Ratnagiri. It is home to Olive Ridley Turtles and Alphonso mangoes. If you reside in Maharashtra, this might be a quiet weekend getaway during the summers because the crowd is minimal.
Ratnagiri, Summer evening
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Shri Devi Bhagwati Mandir, Navratri

10th - 18th October

The Navrati festival generates a huge turnout at this temple. Situated in the Ratnadurg Fort, you should visit for the calm and serene atmosphere it provides.

Water Sports In Ganapatipule

November - May

A small village on the Konkan Coast, Ganapatipule offers vantage points which give you stunning views of the sea. All the major watersports are available at the Gaywadi Beach. Banana boats, jet skiing and water scooters are available mostly during the months of November to May.

Diwali, Swayambhu Ganpati Temple

7th November

Apart from the beach and clear waters, the temple of Swayambhu Ganpati is also a major attraction in the town of Ganapatipule. Let the rhythmic beats coming from the temple serve as your morning wake up call while getting away from all the noise and pollution of the city.

Velas Turtle Festival, Velas Beach

23rd March - 7th April

Velas village, famous for the Olive Ridley Festival, holds the Turtle Festival, a unique event for conservationists every year. One of the most happening events for nature lovers, it records the baby turtles as they take their first steps to the open sea.

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