Chiplun is a beautiful city located in the Ratnagiri district and bang on the Mumbai–Goa highway. It has, for years served as a pit stop for tourists driving down from Mumbai to Goa and off late has developed a mini-tourism streak of its own.
Chiplun is also close to Pune and Kolhapur. Nestled on a highway running north-south, Chiplun lies between the Western Ghats to the east and the Arabian Sea to the west. The proximity to the coast keeps the weather comfortably warm and cold all year round.
The river Vashishti, on the banks of which Chiplun is located, serves as a tourist spot and one can enjoy boating and trekking on the surrounding hills and ranges.
The Pace And The Beaches
Most tourists from neighbouring metropolitans love the pace at Chiplun which isn’t all that slow, but offers a soothing getaway from the mundane city life. Local food and attractions like Ganpati Pule, Karneshwar Temple and Ghuaghar Beach make for a true small town experience.
With an average literacy rate of close to 80% Chiplun locals are very friendly, well exposed and easy to communicate with no matter where you hail from. The locals understand the psyche of the tourist and make you feel at home right away!
Forts At Chiplun
The name Chiplun derives from it being the home of Lord Parshurama and features some iconic temples. Photographers are often seen at the Gowalkot Fort build by the Maharashtrian warrior Shivaji in 1670. Chiplun has significant tourist value to offer, which is bettered by its proximity to some large cities making it an ideal weekend getaway.