Ratnagiri is small township situated on Mumbai-Goa Highway. It is accessible by road as well as railways. From Mumbai, Ratnagiri is 300kms apart. It takes around 7 to 8 hrs to travel from Mumbai to Ratnagiri.
Ratnagiri is gaining limelight as quaint little township blessed with natural scenery and religious as well as historic importance among tourist. Here are a few things which you should not miss experiencing while visiting this town.
1-Sunbathing and Water Sports
Ratnagiri is bestowed with many breathtakingly beautiful beaches. One can enjoy sunbathing on the seashores or go for thrilling water sports. Beaches like Bhatye and Mandavi are best to sit back and relax. While beaches like Ganpatipule Beach provide water adventure sports facilities. You can try your hand at a number of water sports like paragliding, banana boat ride, bumper ride, jet skiing, parasailing, water scooters, etc.
2-Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling are two other thrilling and fascinating adventures which you should not miss. Scuba Diving and Snorkeling is made available for tourists at reasonable rates. You can also get your own underwater image clicked or video made for minimal prices. These services are provided by trained personnel who are patient and willing to make your experience worthwhile.
3-Ratnagiri Marine Fish Museum
This Ratnagiri Marine Museum was established by the Marine Biological Research Station in 1985. This museum has very rare and unique species of various marine animals. The centre of attraction at this museum is the exquisite skeleton of a whale which was 55 feet long and weighed 5000 Kgms. Apart from this, there are various specimens of fish and other similar creatures found in aquatic life in the surrounding regions. One should definitely visit this museum to admire the colorful and mesmerizing beauty of aquatic life.
Adventure Air is an organization that provides Helicopter rides in Ratnagiri city. These joy rides provide you with a magnificent panoramic view of regions natural landscape. What can beat the experience of viewing natural landscape laden with blue seas and green lush forests through birdseye? This is definitely once in a lifetime experience which should not be missed.
Ratnagiri is famous for its delicious, mouth-watering ‘Konkani’ Seafood dishes. One should not skip this opportunity to try this tasty as well as protein-rich seafood at various restaurants across the city. Right from fishes like mackerel, pomfrets, Bombay Duck, herring, salmon to prawns and crabs, one can find a variety of seafood dishes in this town.