Ratnagiri is a coastal district of Maharashtra state, situated in the western coast of India. It has north-south length of about 180 km and average east-west extension of about 64 km. Sahyadri hills surround it in the east beyond which there are Satara, Sangli and Kolhapur districts, Raigad district in the north, the Arabian Sea in the west and Sindhudurg district in the south.
If you are a water lover, Ratnagiri district has all the beaches to seduce you with their diverse offerings like shimmering water, palm trees swaying madly in the breeze on the bank of the silver sun kissed beaches. It is all a breath-taking view! The narrow streets of all the small villages lined with Konkani style cottage, with sloping red-tile roofs immediately transport you to another time. Ancient temples and forts have withstood the test of time, and they draw you to them with their intricacy and beauty.
The land's greenery and the serenity offer an amazing array of backwaters. They are breathtakingly beautiful destinations with nature at its best. Splendid sunsets, pulsating palms and wonderful waves. The best way to enjoy the backwaters is to take a ride on a house boat.