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Chiplun, Maharashtra Travel Guide

Chiplun is a town in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. It comes under the Konkan region of Maharashtra. It is situated on NH-17, which is Mumbai- Goa national highway. The city is about 320kms from Mumbai towards Goa. River Vashishti flows through this city. The place gets good rainfall during the season. The city is serves as a center for fish trade and it is famous for fresh Kokum juice. The city hosts pharmaceutical companies. Chiplun is major link to get into the interiors of Western Ghats from the Coastal Maharashtra. It can be reached by rail route or by road. The city railway junction stands as a link towards the southern coast of India through Konkan railway route. You can reach Mangalore, Udupi, Thane, and Ratnagiri directly from here. What to do in the city Chiplun means ‘Parashurama’s abode’. Indeed Chiplun has a Parashurama temple. It is an ancient temple built around 300 years ago. The temple has features of both -the Hindu and the Muslim architecture. Scenic beauty from the front is worth watching. During the Monsoon season the place adorns full greenery and at that time the Sawatsada waterfall near Parashurama temple attracts people. Visit the Vashishti river valley in Chiplun. It is considered to be one of the big rivers of Coastal Maharashtra. You can go for boating and also can go for fishing in the river. Koyna dam, the largest dam project of Maharashtra state is near Chiplun. The dam is the main source of water for Maharashtra. Marleswar Temple is another site of interest. It is a cave temple having many devotees of Shiva. The Walvalkar Shivaji museum displaying things related to the Maratha ruler Shivaji is a tourist attraction in Chiplun. There is a fort built in 1690 near Chiplun, which is just 10kms drive form the city. The fort is situated on the Mumbai-Goa highway. The fort is not well maintained one. Relish Jackfruit chips and fresh kokum juice in Chiplun.

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