Ratnagiri is a district with many popular holiday destinations, at the same time Ratnagiri city itself is a beach destination and amongst the premiere tourist destination in Maharashtra. With some of the most beautiful beaches, Ratnagiri is also home to historic monuments and serene temples. If you want to discover the landscape, art, culture and history of this magnificent land called Maharashtra, Ratnagiri is the best place to start your journey from. A land so vivid and spectacular, Ratnagiri has a shade of its own in every season. A coastal district sequestered between Raigad and Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri comprises of 9 talukas each with its own unique treasures. There are lots to see and experience in Ratnagiri however the beaches in Ratnagiri dominate all other tourist attractions in Ratnagiri. Mandvi beach is the most popular beach in Ratnagiri. A black sand beach Mandvi has the Ratnadurga fort to its west. Together with Mandvi beach Ratnadurga fort forms the core of tourism in Ratnagiri. The Ratnagiri town also has few of the best beaches in Konkan. A city in the Konkan coast of Maharashtra is surrounded by the sea on one side and the Sahayadri ranges on other side. The land is decorated by the beautiful mountains and the sea, which offers some spectacular landscapes. The fascinating history of Ratnagiri, offers number of historical palace of Mughals to see. The last Mughal emperor of India, ‘Bahadur Shah Zafar’ was deported here in 1858. ‘Thibaw’, the king of Burma, was built his own house in Ratnagiri in 1910. It is a two-storied, red stone palace built on a land of 23 acres with Italian colored glass window, overlooking Arabian Sea. This beautiful palace is a unique example of ‘Pagoda’ style of architecture. This city is gifted with impressive hills, lovable seashore, overflowing waterfalls, and bright monuments. An honest beauty on the Konkan region is its lovely locality, and delight natural places to explore. Ratnagiri is a unique hill station with a mountainous landscape, dream plains and garishing structures. Ratnagiri is a definitely a best destination to enjoy a weekend, vacations, and holidays too.