The view of the fort walls and the road and the tiny lighthouse on the other hill

Finding Ratnagiri in Ratnagiri

We were travelling to our next destination of Ratnagiri town in Ratnagiri district. Leaving Ganpatipule (Read my experience in Ganapatipule.) behind, we moved on through mangrove creeks and backwater channels. Some newly painted boat while others old with parts dislodged were laid in front of some courtyard. Fishing nets spread on the floor and some dumped here and there. The props ample enough to portray some fishing village – The true feel of Konkan coast.

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The bright rays on the waves

Karde – One Among the Gems of Ratnagiri

I was pondering about my first visit to a small town of Ratnagiri – Karde, in Dapoli. The district stretched longitudinally along the coast of Arabian Sea is a land of gems. Nature has bestowed its countless riches on this coastal hill district. Hills, sea shores, creeks, rivers, hot water spring, forests, waterfalls – all natural resources are present in abundance. The soil is rich with plants and trees loaded with fruits.

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