Ratnagiri District is a paradise un-touched by new culture. It is a land as beautiful as its people who are simple, soft spoken, easy going and hospitable. Adventurous travellers, holiday makers and nature lovers are drawn to this beautiful paradise.
The scenery of this District has been shaped by a happypartnership of geography and civilization. It has green hills, deep valleys, and emerald green paddy fields. There are a number of stunning beaches. There is something special for every one to enjoy and discover. It has its own specialty of summer fruits like Alphonso Mango, Kokam, Jackfruit, Cashewnut, Jamun, etc. There is a regional speciality-Konkani food, made from rice, fish and coconut. It has a wide variety of wild life, vegetation and birds. District place of Ratnagiri district is Ratnagiri Town. The District covers an area of 8208 sq.km.
Weather of Ratnagiri fluctuates between 15 Degrees Celsius to 33 Degrees Celsius. Sea breeze is enjoyable nearly throughout the year.
From Mumbai (via Chiplun): 325 km
From Pune (via Chiplun): 345 km
Latitude:15° 36' and 18°05'N
Longitude: 73° 05' and 74° 36'E
Population: 1544057(1991 Census)
Clothing: Cotton Clothes
STD code: 02352