Ratnagiri district consists of 9 talukas and 7 Vidhan Sabha constituencies.
Ratnagiri district has a population of around 16,96,777 (2001 census).
The main languages spoken here are Konkani and Marathi
Rice and coconut are the main crops produced in Ratnagiri.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Ratnagiri is either between the months of April and June or October and December.
Getting to Ratnagiri is easy and convenient. The nearest airport is located at Ratnagiri, at a distance of 50 kilometers. The nearest railhead to Ratnagiri is Kolhapur.
Apart from air and rail access, the district of Ratnagiri is well-connected by roadways with all the major cities and towns such as Kolhapur, Mumbai and Pune. NH-17 passes through the district.
As is common with any popular tourist destination, travelers will find a number of accommodations in Ratnagiri according to their choice, mood and budget. Some of the popular hotels in Ratnagiri include: Kohinoor Samudra Beach Resort (Bhatye Beach)
- Kamats Murud Beach Resorts (Dapoli)
- Hotel Landmark (Ratnagiri)
- Manas Hotel (Guhagar)
- The Riverview Resort (Chiplun)
- Hotel Sai Kripa (Ratnagiri)
- Silver Sand Beach Resort
Some of the famous attractions of Ratnagiri include
- Beaches on the coastline of Konkan
- Murud Janjira
- Parashuram Temple
Shopping in Ratnagiri can be a favorite pastime for the travelers. The district is famous for high-quality horticultural fruits, especially for the royal mangoes.
Last Updated on : 25/04/2013