Ratnagiri is a port city located in the Ratnagiri district in the southwestern part of the Maharashtra state of India on the coast of the Arabian sea. with the historical value, it is a part of the Konkan division of Maharashtra. under the Sultanate of Bijapur, Ratnagiri was the administrative capital. It came under the control of the Satara state In 1731 and it was annexed by British India in 1818. A fort built by Bijapur, in 1670 it was rebuilt by the Maratha king Shivaji, is located at the head near the port. Ratnagiri is the birthplace of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak of the Indian Freedom Fighters. He was born on July 23, 1856, when he was 10 years old then moved to Pune with his family. from 1921 to 1935, It was also then placed in confinement for Veer Savarkar.
Ratnagiri Fort is also known as Bhagawati Fort or Ratnadurg Fort. the fort is located 2 km away from Ratnagiri. This fort is an important fort of Ratnagiri district. Inside the fort, there is the temple of Bhagwati, and because of that, it’s a major tourist attraction. during the Bahmani period, the fort was built. Shivaji Maharaj conquered the fort from Bijapur Adil Shah In 1670. King Shivaji Maharaj built defense towers at two commanding points, one to the south and the other near the old courthouse.
The Theba Palace has a marble dancing hall on the ground floor. In which many historical events have been seen. Located next to the hill, on Thibaw Point is the Thibaw Palace, built as an exile in Burma (Myanmar).
It offers a panoramic view of the sunset over the Arabian Sea and is a center of attraction for picnickers.
Jaigad Fort also known as Vijay’s Fort. the fort is a 16th-century old and is spread over an area of 13 acres along the coast of Ratnagiri. It’s located around 20 km to the north-west of Ganpatipule near the Jaigad Village. With the purpose of an engineering marvel, Jaigad fort was constructed. The remains of the fort stand on a rock overlooking Jaigad creek where the Shastri River enters the vast and picturesque Arabian Sea.