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by Sumit Chourasia | Sep 20, 2019 | Category :travel

Top Places to visit in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra

Top Places to visit in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra

<p>Ratnagiri is a port city on the Arabian Sea coast in Ratnagiri District in the southwestern part of Maharashtra, India. The district is a part of Konkan division of Maharashtra.</p> <p>Ratnagiri district is one of the 36 districts of Maharashtra, India. Ratnagiri is the district headquarters of the district. The district is 11.33% urban. The district is bounded by the Arabian Sea to the west, Sindhudurg district to the south, Raigad district to the north and Satara, Sangli and Kolhapur districts to the east. This district is part of Konkan division.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Education institutes</p> <p>Gangadhar Govind Pathwardhan English Medium School (G.G.P.S)</p> <p>Government Polytechnic, Ratnagiri</p> <p>Finolex Academy of Management and Technology (An engineering college affiliated to 'University of Mumbai')</p> <p>Government college of Pharmacy, Ratnagiri</p> <p>Patwardhan High School, Ratnagiri.&nbsp;</p> <p>Phatak High School, Ratnagiri</p> <p>Late T.P. Kelkar Jr. college of Science Ratnagiri</p> <p>R. B. Shirke High School</p> <p>Mistry High School, Ratnagiri</p> <p>M. S. Naik High School.</p> <p>Gogate Joglekar College</p> <p>St.Thomas English Medium School</p> <p>RAJENDRA MANE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING &amp; TECHNOLOGY( AFFILIATED TO MUMBAI UNIVERSITY)</p> <p>RAJENDRA MANE POLYTECHNIC</p> <p>A.D.Naik Urdu Medium School</p> <p>Marine Biological Research Station</p> <p>The Maharashtra Government under the Department of Fisheries established the Marine Biological Research Station (MBRS) in 1958 at Ratnagiri, which is presently attached with Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, Dist.: Ratnagiri. The research station has a 10 hectare area as field facility including a three storied building at main campus, a well equipped 'Aquarium and Museum', a modernised brackish water fish farm, a Mechanized Fishing and Research Vessel, Seed Production facilities and various laboratories at its disposal.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Marine Biological Research Station, Ratnagiri is one of the premier institutes, especially in the South Konkan Coastal Fisheries Zone, having a mandate for development of fish production technologies, transferring the technologies to fish culturists, entrepreneurs and the industry, and generating professionally trained manpower in fish culture.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Historical connection</p> <p>Ratnagiri is the birth place of Indian freedom fighter Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak. He was born here on 23 July 1856 after which he moved to Pune with his family when he was 10 years old.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Twenty-six-old King Thibaw was immediately sent into exile after Burma was attached to the British Empire on 1 January 1886. Along with his heavily pregnant wife, his junior queen and two small daughters, he would live out the rest of his life in Ratnagiri, a prisoner of the British Crown. Ratnagiri was chosen for its remote location, some 3,000 miles from Thibaw's former royal seat of Mandalay, accessible only by sea for parts of the year and far from any territory of any rival European power.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Divisions</p> <p>There are nine talukas in Ratnagiri district, they are Ratnagiri, Rajapur, Lanja, Sangmeshwar, Chiplun, Guhagar, Khed, Dapoli and Mandangad. There are five Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district. These are:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Rajapur</p> <p>Ratnagiri</p> <p>Guhagar</p> <p>Chiplun</p> <p>Dapoli</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>People from Ratnagiri district</p> <p>Ratnagiri has the distinction of being the native place of notable personalities including:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Lokmanya Tilak,</p> <p>Balasaheb Kher</p> <p>S. M. Joshi</p> <p>Dhondo Keshav Karve</p> <p>Vinoba Bhave</p> <p>Pandurang Vaman Kane</p> <p>Dr. B. R. Ambedkar</p> <p>Swatantryaveer Savarkar was moved to Ratnagiri with his freedom of movement restricted to the boundary of the district and also refraining from politics.</p> <p>Govind Sakharam Sardesai</p> <p>R. P. Paranjpye</p> <p>Shakuntala Paranjpye</p> <p>Gopal Krishna Gokhale</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratnagiri</p>

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