Ratnagiri Diaries

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Bhagavati Mandir

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.

Swami Swaroopanand Samadhi Math

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.

Mahakali Mandir Adivare

Mahakali Temple is a beautiful wooden temple, before going inside you should take out water from the nearby well and wash legs.

Bhatye Beach

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.

Aare Ware Beach

The Aare Beach is a pristine and unexplored beach that displays nature in her best form. The beach is surrounded by lush greenery and is reputed for being completely garbage free.

Ganpatipule Beach

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.

Pandre Samudra(Mandovi)

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.

Jaigadh Fort

Jaigad Fort, also known as the Fort of Victory, is a 16th-century fort. The remains of the fort stand steady on a cliff overlooking the Jaigad creek where River Shastri enters the vast and mesmerising Arabian Sea.

Ratnadurga Fort

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.


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.

Ganpatipule Temple

Laced with evergreen ranges of Sahyadri and an endless stretch of upolluted silver sand, lined with innumerable trees of mango, cashew, coconut and casurians at the coastal side of kokan is Ganpatipule which is a 'Swayambhu' (self - originated) holy place of Lord Gajanan.