Chiplun is a great weekend getaway for those living in Goa and Mumbai. Located around 320km away from Mumbai in Ratnagiri, on NH 66, this town is a monsoon destination. It is situated between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea. Chiplun has stunning natural beauty, which includes lush greenery and the beautiful Savatsada waterfall. There is a lot to do here, including, trekking in the hills and boating on the Vashishthi River. For sightseeing, you can visit the Walvalkar Shivaji Museum and the Gowalkot Fort. The museum houses pictures and statues related to the great warrior, Shivaji, while the fort is 2 acres big and was built by Shivaji in 1670. The Koyna Dam in the region is an architectural marvel and is one of the largest dams in the region. The Pandu Leni or Pandavleni caves is a group of 24 caves and a site of reverence for the Buddhist community. Those interested in temples can visit the Parashurama Temple, which is a perfect amalgamation of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles. The Chiplun railway station is on the Konkan railway and is about 292 km from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai.
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Located in the South Western Part of Maharashtra, this is a small city on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is surrounded by the beautiful Sahyadri Hills. This place was once the administrative capital of the Bijapur Kingdom who also built a fort here in 1670. this fort was later strengthened by Chhatrapati Shivaji before the city was taken over by the British East India Company in the year 1818. This beautiful fort is the only one here and is known to be the destination where the last king of Burma, Thibaw and Veer Savarkar were confined. There are also a number of tourist attractions in and around this region including the Parashuram Temple, Pavas and caves of Chiplun, Khed, Dabhol, Sangameshwar, Gauhani Velgaum and Vade Padel. The Ganapatipule is a little away from the city and a very famous tourist attraction too. according to Indian mythology, during the Mahabharata, the Pandavas also visited this place during their 13th year and the king of this region accompanied both Pandavas and Kauravas to the battleground of Kurukshetra.