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Ratnagiri, Maharashtra

Ratnagiri district offers the most diverse attractions for the tourists. The district is endowed with many tourist assets. The rising hills of Sahyadri on east and the depths of Arabian sea on the west contribute to the unparallel beauty of Ratnagiri. It is a port city on the Arabian Sea coast. This is one of the most beautiful areas in the entire Arabian Sea coastal region.A coastal district sequestered between Raigad and Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri comprises of 9 talukas each with its own unique treasures. The Ratnagiri town also has few of the best beaches in Konkan.Ratnagiri is home to Alphonso mango - also known as the King of Indian mangoes.

The Gateway of Ratnagiri: The Gateway of Ratnagiri is located at the Ratnagiri Jetty, on the Mandavi Beach in Ratnagiri District of Maharashtra. This structure with a sloping roof, is found at the head of the bay, overlooking the Arabian Sea.The gateway of Ratnagiri is adjoined to a wall that has many bastions at close intervals. The whole structure leads to the Balekilla Fort, situated on the north-west of the Mandavi Beach. These constructions, as per legends, were the work of Pratinidhi Dhondu Bhaskar, for the defense of the shoreline of Ratnagiri. A fabulous construction overlooking the majestic Arabian Sea, Gateway of Ratnagiri provides a unique opportunity to walk through the seashore and enjoy the cool breeze that gently flows from the sea. It is indeed a marvelous experience.

Ratnadurg Fort: The fort which is surrounded by the Arebian Sea from three sides. The fort is having a shape of Horse Shoe and a length approximately 1300 m and width 1000m. It’s having strong fortifications from south-east to west side. Approximately at the center of the fortifications, there is a main entrance gate.Ratnadurg fort, commonly known as Bhagavati Fort is surrounded by the Arabian Sea on three sides and is horseshoe shaped. The chief attraction for the travelers is the beautiful Bhagvati temple which is located inside the massive Ratnadurg Fort.

Ganga of Rajapur: The "Ganga of Rajapur" is a natural phenomenon believed by many locals to be a miracle. Nearly every 3 years the well forms 14 small pools of water of different temperatures about 3 ft apart. It is believed that the holy Ganga Mata appears to the devotees there.

Thiba Palace: The Thiba Palace was built in 1910-11 for the 1911-16 stay there in exile of the king and the queen of Burma (Myanmar). The place has tombs of the royal couple.The novel feature of the Theeba Palace is the distinctive architecture and at the same time the Palace is also known for the calm and serenity that is not a common feature especially for those who are ruffled by the hustles and the bustles of everyday life.
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