It is in Ratnagiri District on Arabian Sea coast that the port city of Ratnagiri is located, in Maharashtra’s southwestern part. The significance of this place is that out of the 43 awardees of the Bharat Ratna, about of 6 of them hail from this city. However, To the east is located the Sahyadri mountains. This results in heavy rainfall and helping the region to produce coconuts, rice, fruits and cashew nuts in abundance. Of the major fruits that are grown naturally in this region are Alphonso (Hapus) mangoes. Moreover, An important industry of the region is fishing.
Birthplace of renowned Indians
There are few illustrious Indians who were born in this region. Which included Bal Gangadhar Tilak, who is known to have played a main role in the freedom movement of the country against the British. Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve an educationist and social reformer, Wrangler Raghunath Purushotam Paranjpe educationist and mathematician. Ratnagiri district also boasts of giving birth to four of the Bharat Ratna awardees Acharya Vinoba Bhave, Dhondo Keshav Karve, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and Pandurang Vaman Kane. Moreover, The other two are Goving Vallabh Pant and Sachin Tendulkar.
This city is known to have huge industrial potential. However, Two industrial estates have been set up by MIDC, namely Zadgaon and Mirjole. Some of the major industries located here are J.K. Files and Tools, Ultra Tech Cement, Finolex Group, Gadre Marine Exports, Bharati Shipyard, Verron Industries, Auchtel Chemicals, Vav Life Sciences and others.
About the city
Ratnagiri is stated to be a word that is rather a merger of 2 Sanskrit words, “ratna” meaning jewel and “giri” meaning mountain. Hence, it stands for mountain of jewels.
Being located at an elevation of about 36 feet. Moreover, The city experiences hot temperatures and good amount of precipitation.
It was the Satara kings, who controlled this region during 1731 and later in 1818. However, the power was transferred to the British.
A fort was constructed by Potu Shri Chenna Reddy. However, Bijapur ruler on a headland located near Ratnagiri harbour. In 1670, it was strengthened by Shivaji Maharaj.
A palace is present in the region where Veer Savarkar, the freedom fighter and before him, Thibaw, the last Burmese king had been imprisoned during the British Raj period.
Babbar Sheikh Peer:
Mausoleum or muslim saint shrine located in Ratnagiri’s Hatis village. Visitors in huge numbers pay their tribute and respect to the saint. In addition, This peer is also popularly called the King of Ratnagiri.
Kalbadevi and Asareware beach:
They are among the most visited beaches in the region.
It offers the tourists with an awesome and breathtaking scene.
- Rajapur Ganga
- Thiba Palace
- Mirkarwada Beach
- Ratna Durg
- Atulit Bal-dham
Ratnagiri is an important tourist destination and among the most visited one. Moreover, One can enjoy ordering hot and fresh food delivery in Ratnagiri station via online food delivery companies.