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Chiplun

Visit Chiplun, a primeval town on the banks of the Vashishthi River. It is an unconnected destination; it is ideal for weekend escapes and is increasingly being sought for a quiet sojourn from the city life.

Chiplun is located on the Mumbai-Goa highway, 270 km from Mumbai. Chiplun is close proximity to civilization, yet totally unattached from it. The Vashisti River flows past the town, adding to its rustic charm. Gateway Riverview Lodge a hotel, perched upon a hill is spread over 9 acres of landscaped land. All 37 rooms have a verandah and overlook the meandering Vashisti River and the mountains around.

Chiplun is located on the Mumbai-Goa highway, 270 km from Mumbai. Chiplun is close proximity to civilization, yet totally unattached from it. The Vashisti River flows past the town, adding to its rustic charm. Gateway Riverview Lodge a hotel, perched upon a hill is spread over 9 acres of landscaped land. All 37 rooms have a verandah and overlook the meandering Vashisti River and the mountains around.

The Gateway Riverview Lodge, Chiplun, is the perfect stopover on the long drive to Goa as it is close to civilization and yet totally removed from it. Set atop a landscaped hill, the hotel offers a stunning view of the meandering Vashisiti River. The hotel is perfect for a weekend getaway or for holding a conference.

About Chiplun Tourism

An ancient town on the banks of the Vashishthi River, Chiplun is one of the few towns that feature on the tourism map of the Konkan region. Well connected by Konkan Railway, Chiplun lies in a valley between the Western Ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other, and is the link between the western coast and the interiors of Maharashtra. Considered an important industrial centre in the Konkan region, the town is a popular lunch-stop for those driving from Mumbai to Goa. As a standalone destination, it is ideal for a weekend getaway and is increasingly being sought by those looking for a quiet sojourn. Chiplun means "the abode of Lord Parshuram".

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Ratnagiri

Ratnagiri situated in the southwestern part of Maharashtra. It forms a part of Konkan. This region is well-known for it long coastline, alphonso mangoes and well-located harbors’ and its proximity to the Arabian Sea.

The area is bordered by the Sahyadri Hills on the West. Fertile alluvial valleys produce mangoes, rice, cashewnuts and coconut as the main crop.

Places to See:

Fort Ratnagiri:
Located on a hill by the side of sea is this half Circle shaped like horseshoe. This fort had been ruled by Bahamani, Adilshahi, Shivshahi and Peshwai Rulers. The fort has sea on all the three sides. At the end of western side stands a light house.

Fort Jaigad:
Jaigad, a port on Konkan coastline is famous as a natural and safe port. It is situated on the mouth of river Shastri. The fort Jaigad is magnificent. The lighthouse and the Jaigad creek have some spectacular views. Inside the walls of the fort on the right is a monument of Jaiba Mahar.

Thiba Palace:
Thiba was a king of Burma (Now Manmyar).This palace was constructed for him when he came to India on exile. The king lived here till the end of his life.

How to reach:

By Air:  The Nearest Airport is Ratnagiri, 50 kms away.

By Rail: The Nearest Railhead is Ratnagiri 50 kms on the Konkan railway.

By Road: The district is well connected by roadways with important towns such as Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur, etc.