Ratnagiri is a district with many popular holiday destinations, at the same time Ratnagiri city itself is a beach destination. Ratnagiri.ind.in is an attempt to be a comprehenhive repository of tourist information about Ratnagiri to plan a holiday in Ratnagiri city. We have provided information about all the beaches in entire Ratnagiri district too.
In 1731 it came under the control of Satara kings; in 1818 it was surrendered to the British. A fort was built during the Bijapur dynasty and strengthened in 1670 by the Maratha king Shivaji, which is located on a headland near the harbour. It is one of the ports of the Konkan coast. It has a palace where the last king of Burma, Thibaw, and later Veer Savarkar, were confined.
It is also believed that the Pandavas having performed their pilgrimage on the 13th year had settled in the adjoining territory of the Ratnagiri district and when the Pandavas and the Kauravas had the famous war at Kuruskshetra, the king of this region Veeravat Ray had accompanied then there.