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ABOUT RATNAGIRI
Ratnagiri district is a paradise in the world. It is not yet touched by new culture. It is a land as beautiful as its people simple, soft spoken, easy going and hospitable. You will fail in love with the Konkani people on your first visit to the land. Adventurous travelers, holiday makers and nature lovers are drawn to this beautiful paradise.
The scenery of this district has been shaped by a happy partnership of geography and civilization. It has green hills, deep valleys, and emerald green paddy fields. There are a number of stunning beaches. There is something special for every one to enjoy and discover. It has its own specialty of summer fruits like hapus (mango), Konkan, jackfruit, cashew nuts, jambulam, karvandas etc. There is a regional specialty-Konkani food, made from rice, fish and coconut. It has a wide variety of wild life, vegetation and birds.
 
District place of Ratnagiri district is Ratnagiri Town. It is 370 km from Mumbai. The district covers an area of 8208sq.km
Brief History of the district: This district has its new borders since 1 st May 1981. This part of the region is famous since ancient times. We can find the footprints of the Pandavas, Aryas, Portuguese, Mugals, Marathas and the British. All these rulers have left their effect in the history of the region. All these things will make your trip to the region a memorable one.
Latitude: 15° 36' and 18°05'N
Longitude: 73° 05' and 74° 36'E
Population: 1544057(1991 Census)
Climate: Tropical
Clothing: Cotton Clothes
STD code: 02352

GENERAL INFORMATION
If you are a water lover, Ratnagiri district has all the beaches to seduce you with their diverse offerings like shimmering water, palm trees swaying madly in the breeze on the bank of the silver sun kissed beaches. It is all a breath-taking view! The narrow streets of all the small villages lined with Konkani style cottage, with sloping red-tile roofs immediately transport you to another time. Ancient temples and forts have withstood the test of time, and they draw you to them with their intricacy and beauty.
The land's greenery and the serenity offer an amazing array of backwaters. They are breathtakingly beautiful destinations with nature at its best. Splendid sunsets, pulsating palms and wonderful waves. The best way to enjoy the backwaters is to take a ride on a house boat.
Rainy season: From June to October. Heavy rainfall.
WEATHER
Fluctuating between 15 degree Celsius to 33 degree Celsius. Sea breeze is enjoyable nearly throughout the year.
  LOCATION
  Distance From Mumbai
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Mumbai - Chiplun - Ratnagiri = 390 Km.
  Distance From Pune
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Pune - Chiplun - Ratnagiri = 345 Km.