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INFORMATION ABOUT CHIPLUN

Chiplun is a city and a municipal council in Ratnagiri district in the state of Maharashtra, India. Located on the Mumbai-Goa highway (NH-17) in western India. The city is about 320 km south of Mumbai in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. It is an industrial town catering to mostly pharmaceutical and chemical industries. It is a major stop on the Konkan Railway. The name Chiplun means "The abode of Lord Parshuram".

CHIPLUN HISTORY

Parshuram Temple is a 700-year old temple, and a must visit in Chiplun. Sawatsada Waterfall is a monsoon attraction of Chiplun. Then there is the Walavalkar Shivaji Museum, this unique museum depicts the life history of the great Maratha ruler, Chhatrapati Shivaji. Guhagar Beach is a virgin and unspoilt beach, lapped by the waters of the Arabian Sea. Vashisiti River Jetty offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy motorboat rides in the river - provided that the water level is high enough! The Koyna dam and reservoir, is a sight to behold. Velneshwar South and Hedvi South are beautiful temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Ganesh respectively. Veldoor offers breathtaking views of the Vashisti River meeting the Arabian Sea. Marleshwar is another beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is located 60 km from Chiplun on the Devrukh Road and is built amidst the rock face in such a manner that a visitor has to pass through a cave to see the deity.

CHIPLUN TOURISM

    The Places of Interest Sight Seeing

  • The Parshuram Temple: is an ancient temple in Chiplun. The temple is famous for the 6th incarnation of Vishnu. The architecture of the temple incorporates both the Hindu & Muslim ...
  • Vashishti river:is one of the largest rivers in the Konkan coast. The river originates from the west part of the western ghats. Boating is a pleasant sport.
  • Chiplun is famous for Alphonso mangoes and jackfruit chips. Also handicrafts, kokum sherbet and dry kokum are also found in Chiplun. These fruits are available in summer.
  • Walavalkar Shivaji Museum :is a marvelous place to see, where the entire life history of Shivaji is displayed. The great Martha rulers’ life history is presented through exhibits of pictures ...
  • One of the largest dam in Maharashtra is the Koyna Dam. The dam is situated in Koyna Nagar. It is placed in the western ghats and between Chiplun and Karad.
  • For a full view of Koyna dam one should enter the Nehru Smriti Udyan. The Koyna lake can also be viewed from the Smriti. The lake runs up to 50.
  • Marleshwar Temple: is located in Marleshwar of Ratnagiri district. It is a cave temple and is circumvented with sacred grooves. The presiding deity is Lord Shiva.

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