RATNAGIRI the Capitol of Haapus (Alfanso) Mangos. The most famous mangos are grown here.
RATNAGIRI is a DISTRICT place of KONKAN region just 60 kilometres from RUSTIC HOLIDAYS HOMESTAYS.
With beautiful BEACHES and abundant NATURE in and around RATNAGIRI, it is the most attractive TOURIST DESTINATION in MAHARASHTRA. In RATNAGIRI you can visit THIBA PALACE, TILAK SMARAK , RATNADURGA FORT also known as BHGAVATI FORT , BLACK and SILVER SEA and BHATYE BEACH.
Tourist Destinations to the North of RATNAGIRI.
12 kilometres from RATNAGIRI is the most beautiful beach of KONKAN – AARE WARE BEACH. Actually AARE WARE BEACH is not one beach but two beaches named after the adjacent villages AARE and WARE.
GANPTIPULE one of the most famous GANESH TEMPLE of MAHARASHTRA is just 21 kilometres from RATNAGIRI. Near GANPATIPULE temple there is a museum of shells and PRACHIN KONKAN which shows Bara Balutedar in Statue form is also worth visiting. Just 2 kilometres from GANPATIPULE is a plce called MALGUND the birthplace of famous MARATHI poet KAVI KESHAVSUT (KRISHNAJI KESHAV DAMLE).
JAYGAD PORT now named after SHRI KANHOJI ANGRE is the most natural port of KONKAN is another 18 kilometres from GANPTIPULE and the a fort nearby is called JAIGAD FORT.
Near JAIGAD FORT one can visit KARHATESHWAR a SHIVA TEMPLE and a beautiful JAIGAD LIGHTHOUSE.
About 18 kilometres from Jaigad is a village KOLISARE and has the famous LAXMIKESHAV TEMPLE located in dense green surrounding.
Tourist Destinations to the south of RATNAGIRI.
PAWAS is 16 kilometres famous for the birthplace and Samadhi place of the famous saint SWAMI SWARUPANANDA.
5 kilometres from PAWAS is another famous GANESH TEMPLE at village GANESHGULE which is 400 year old temple. GANESHGULE has a beautiful beach too.
All these destinations are at the most one and half hour’s drive from RUSTIC HOLIDAYS HOMESTAY. One can start the journey after breakfast and return back by evening when you stay at RUSTIC HOLIDAYS HOMESTAY