Hill Stations near Ratnagiri

Ratnagiri is famous for its breathtaking locales and scenic beauty and the reason is its position in the Konkan belt of Maharashtra. Konkan region has always been a panoramic sight to behold for its amazing landscape, tranquil environment and 720 kilometers of picturesque shore line across the Arabian Sea. Ratnagiri is an incredible tourist spot with all the above mentioned characteristics with the beautiful Sahyadri Mountain range overlooking into the Deccan plateau. Besides, the lovely beaches and scenic locales, there’s more to be explored in the uncharted territories of the Sahyadri mountain range; there are a few hill stations in Ratnagiri worth visiting.


Hill Stations in and around Ratnagiri

Amboli

Nestled in the Western Ghats, amidst a dense green forest and hill cover, Amboli is a hill station for admirers of nature and those who prefer solitude. Situated at an elevation of 690 meters above sea level in the Sahyadri mountain range in Ratnagiri, Amboli is a tourist paradise with a cool ambience and endless sightseeing options like the Bauxite Mines, sunset point, Nagartas Falls,Mahadergad to mention a few.

Hill Stations near Ratnagiri

The other tourist spots in Amboli are Kawalesad, Narayangad, Sindhudurg Fort, Moti Talav, descent of Hiranyakeshi, Kunkeshwar Temple, Terekhol Fort, Sagareswar Beach, Shiroda Velagar Beach and Redi Ganesh for it is known as Mini Mahabaleshwar.

How to reach: Amboli is accessible via airways from Goa’s Dabolim airport and Karnataka’s Belgaum airport. It can also be reached via road from Pune, Mumbai and Sawantwadi in hired cabs or public transport and via railroad from Sawantwadi railway station in Konkan railway zone.

Dapoli

 Also crowned as Mini Mahabaleshwar for its cool climate, Dapoli hill station is situated at an elevation of 240 meters above sea level in the Sahyadri mountain range of Konkan belt in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. Dapoli is located quite close to the Arabian Sea which is 8 kilometers away from the city. Home to several eminent personalities, Dapoli is a marvelous tourist spot with scenic beaches and tourist spots surrounded by dense coconut groves.

Hill Stations near Ratnagiri


Popular tourist destinations in Dapoli are Murud Beach, Mandivli, Harnai Fish Market, Keshavraj, Kadyavarcha Ganapati , Unhavare Hot Water Springs, Suvarnadurg and Kanakdurg Forts, Panhalakaji caves to mention a few.

How to reach: Dapoli is situated a t a distance of 215 kilometers away from Mumbai and can be accessed via road.

Machal

Situated at an elevation of 3000 feet above sea level, Machal is a picturesque hill station located in Sahyadri mountain range of Western Ghats at a distance of 32 kilometers in Lanja sub division of Ratnagiri in Maharashtra. There are endless sightseeing options like the origin of Muchkundi River, Vishalgad Fort, cave of Rishi Muchkundi, adventure sports activities for nature lovers and trekkers. This is an ideal summer retreat and a tourist paradise.

How to reach: The nearest railway stations to reach Machal are Kolhapur and Adavali in Lanja sub division in Ratnagiri. It can also be accessed via road through Mumbai –Goa Highway and Kolhapur both within a distance of 15-25 kilometers.

So don’t miss out on these beautiful tourist spots while visiting Ratnagiri!

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