Here are the top 29 tourist attractions to see in Ratnagiri:

1. Jaigad Fort

Must visit 4.1 /5 View 7+ photos

36 km
from city center
1 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

Jaigad Fort, also known as the Fort of Victory, is a 16th-century fort that extends over an area of 13 acres in the coastal region of Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. Located near Jaigad Village and approximately 20 kms to the north-west of Ganpatipule, the remains of the fort stand steady on a cliff overlooking the Jaigad creek where River Shastri enters the vast and mesmerising Arabian Sea. Jaigad Fort is an engineering marvel for the purpose it was built. A glance at the magnificent structure before you enter will surely amaze you. A visit to the Jaigad lighthouse which was built in close vicinity to the Jaigad fort is a must.

2. Swayambhu Ganpati Temple

Must visit 3.5 /5

36 km
from city center
2 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

A 400-year-old Ganesha temple, Swayambhu is built of pule which is nothing but white sand and is believed to be a self-created monolith of Lord Ganesha, allegedly discovered 1600 years ago.

3. Jaigad Lighthouse

Must visit 3.4 /5

36 km
from city center
3 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

The Jaigad Lighthouse is situated in one of the bastion on the western edge of the Jaigad Fort. This impressive lighthouse offers breathtaking panoramic view of the area as it is situated on top of a hill.

4. Ganapatipule Beach

Must visit 3.4 /5

18 km
from city center
4 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

A clean rocky beach with fine silvery white sand, the Ganapatipule beach, is also known for the lagoon it houses. If you're the adventurous kinds, you can try your hands at balancing a kayak.

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5. Thibaw point

3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

Situated at the hem of the hill, the Thibaw point has a Thibaw palace built as the exile of the king of Burma(Myanmar). It provides a picturesque view of the sunset at Arabian sea and is a centre of attraction for picnickers.

6. Pawas

3.6 /5

13 km
from city center
6 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

20 km away from the town of Ratnagiri is Pawas, a place where Swarupanand Swami took his samadhi. Affectionately known as "Appa" or "Rambhau", Swami's original name was Ramchandra. Born on 15th December 1903, Swami undertook self-immolation at Pawas and also resided here for for 40 years before that. 

7. Pandre Samudra

3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
7 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

Pandre beach is a long stretch of white sand and therefore known as 'White beach.' It is a lustrous beach with beautiful palm groves in the backdrop and crystal clear water to dip in. It is a ethereal sight to be around.

8. Malgund

3.1 /5

20 km
from city center
8 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

Malgund is the native village of the famous Marathi poet, Kavi Keshavsoot. The poet's house, which is now converted into a student's hostel, is open for visits. The village also houses a memorial to the poet, built by the Marathi Sahitya Parishad.

9. Ratnadurg fort

3.1 /5

4 km
from city center
9 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

Surrounded by Arabian sea on three sides, Ratnadurg fort is a structure in a form of horseshoe as wide as 1000 meters and as long as 1300 meters. It is spread over 120 acres and was once a strong hold of the Maratha empire later to be occupied by Mughals.

10. Velneshwar

3.6 /5 View 8+ photos

45 km
from city center
10 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

Situated at a distance of about 35 km from Ganapatipule, Velneshwar is a small village known for its serene, rock-free beach. This little village is flocked by pilgrims to visit the old Shiva temple, especially during the Hindu festival of Mahashivratri, which usually gets marked in the months of February or March.

11. Water Sports in Ganapatipule

3.1 /5

18 km
from city center
11 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

Arranged by MTDC, Ganapatipule hosts a lot of water sports during the peak season. Row boats, banana boats, motor boats and water scooters are typically carried out here. However, water sports are typically not functional between the months of June and October.

12. Bhatye beach

3.6 /5 View 7+ photos

3 km
from city center
12 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

Bhatye is the biggest town in Konkan and one of the immediate suburbs in Ratnagiri with beautiful white sand and bluish water. It gives a beautiful view of the sunset and is an ideal date spot for lovers. It also gives many opportunities for water sports.

13. City Shopping

3.0 /5

2 km
from city center
13 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

Local markets from where you can buy cashews, mangoes, aam panna, kokum sharbhat, sandan and amboli

14. Tilak Ali Museum

3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
14 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

Maintained by the State Archaeological Department, the Museum is the old ancestral home of the illustrious Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak. It has lots of pictures of the freedom fighter.

15. Gateway of Ratnagiri

3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
15 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

It is a structure with a slopped roof in the Ratnagiri jetty with Mandavi beach. The beach itself is a treat to eyes. The slope is a defense artwork build by Pratinidhi Dhondu Bhaskar, according to a popular belief.

16. Aare Mango Farm

3.1 /5

11 km
from city center
16 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

Situated in a tiny village Nate of Ratnagiri, this farm has over 2000 mango trees spread over a land of 30 acres of rolling laterite hills. It is a mangoes paradise for the visitors.

17. Mandavi beach

3.1 /5

3 km
from city center
17 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

Most crowded beach of Ratnagiri with a panoramic view of Ratnadurg fort in the west and Arabian sea to the south. It has a vast line of seashore upto Rajiwanda port.

18. Ganeshgule beach

3.1 /5

14 km
from city center
18 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

Situated on the outskirts of Ratnagiri, it surely is a tranquil beach for a calm walk and romantic evenings. One can enjoy a panoramic view of the beautiful sunset.

19. Sri Devi Bhagwati Mandir

3.1 /5

4 km
from city center
19 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

The temple is located within the massive Ratnadurg fort and is one of the most ancient temples in Maharashtra. Deities like 'veer vignesh' and 'ashtadashbhuj' sculptors are very unique.

20. Guhagar Beach

57 km
from city center
20 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

The Guhagar beach is a long stretch of pristine waters and glistening sand, lined with shady Suru trees, that extends for almost 6 kilometres. This beach is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the Guhagar Taluka, and at the same time it boasts of being amongst the cleanest beaches in the entire region, which is why people love to bathe in these clear waters.

21. Anjarle Beach

98 km
from city center
21 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

The Anjarle Beach is one of the most scenic and secluded beaches in Dapoli, and looks absolutely mesmerising with its tall palm trees and clear blue waters. The non commercialised beach is also especially famous for the ¥Kadyawarcha Ganpati', which is a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesh and is located on the top of a cliff.

22. Sri Kanakaditya Temple

29 km
from city center
22 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

Sri Kanakaditya Temple is one of the few temples situated in Maharashtra that is dedicated to the Sun God. The main idol installed here is over 800 years old and is made out of the black stone, while the structure is made out of mud and laterite stone. The temple comes to life during the Rath Festical, when a silver chariot is taken out for religious processions.

23. Swami Swaroopanand Samadhi Math

14 km
from city center
23 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

The Swami Swaroopanand Samadhi Math is a religious and spacious temple. This religious place houses the Samadhi of Guru Swariipananda. A must visit place in Ratnagiri, the temple is imbued with tranquility and spirituality. The shops in the temple premises are famous for selling excellent honey, religious books, devotional CDs, etc.

24. Ratnagiri Marine Museum

3 km
from city center
24 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

Established in 1985 by the Marine Biological Research Station, the Marine Museum is famous for its specimens of the Sea horse fish, Lion fish, Trigger fish, Sea turtles, Star fish, Lobsters and sea snakes. The separate freshwater aquarium section is home to local species like prawns, crabs, turtles and aquatic plants.

25. Parashuram Temple

66 km
from city center
25 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

Built beautifully incorporating the Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture, the Parashuram Temple is famous for the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu that it represents. The 300-year-old structure houses three large idols and is famous for its celebrations of the festivals of Akshaya Tritiya, Ram Navami and Mahashivratri.

26. Dhootpapeshwar Temple

43 km
from city center
26 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

The ancient Dhootpapeshwar Temple is located on the banks of the Mrudani River, and is surrounded by natural beauty all around. Devotees flock to the temple in large numbers on Mondays and on the occasion of Mahashivarati, which is the main festival that is celebrated here.

27. Aare Beach

12 km
from city center
27 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

The Aare Beach is a pristine and unexplored beach that displays nature in her best form. One of the most scenic destinations in all of Maharashtra, the beach is surrounded by lush greenery and is reputed for being completely garbage free. The clean waters make it an ideal place for swimming!

28. Patit Pavan mandir

2 km
from city center
28 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

The Patit Pawan Mandir is a famous Hindu temple that was built by Shriman Bhagojisheth Keer in 1931. This is a place where even untouchables can worship their God as other people would, and thus the development of the temple created a storm in an age where untouchables were constantly dehumanized.

29. Velas Turtle Festival

29 out of 29
places to visit in Ratnagiri

Come March, the sleepy little village of Velas in the Konkan belt of Maharashtra throngs with travellers and bustles with activity - the ‘Velas turtle festival,’ an annual event dedicated to the conservation of Olive Ridley turtles takes place. Held at the Velas beach of Ratnagiri, 200 kms from Pune, the Velas turtle festival has been gaining much popularity in the eco-tourism sector both nationally and internationally. While the activities of conservation of turtle eggs take place at the beach, the natives of the pristine coastal village offer visitors many exhilarant local activities and culinary experiences, turning the festival into a cherish worthy multi-day event.

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