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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