Jaigad is a coastal town in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. The confluence of the Arabian Sea and the Shastri River makes this region attractive and a good weekend destination. The fort of Jaigad is the major attraction here. The architecture of the fort makes it even more appealing. Apart from the fort, jetty port and majestic lighthouse are also worth visiting. The capital city of Mumbai is 529 km away from here.
Places to Stay
Jaigad has a number of luxury hotels. Tourists looking for budget hotels will have to go to Ratnagiri. Some of them worth trying out are Saileela Deluxe Hotel (Tariff-Rs.300), Hotel Shree Ganesh Krupa(Tariff-Rs.600) and Hotel Samrath ATC(Tariff-Rs.800).
Marathi is the official language of Jaigad.
Major festivals of this region are Maharastra Day (May), Vat Poornima (May-June), Bhaubeej (November) and Ganesh Chaturthi (August).
Places of Interest
There are several places to explore in Jaigad. Some of the worth visiting options are Jaigad Fort, Jetty Port, Jaigad Lighthouse and the bay formed at the meeting point of Arabian Sea and Shastri River.
How to Get There
Chhatrapati Airport (312 km) connects Jaigad with the rest of the country.
Ratnagiri Railway Station based at a distance of 50 km is the major railhead.
Jaigad has a good frequency of state and private buses. Ghatge Patil Transport, KSB Tour And Travels and Vakratund Travels are some of the private operators that ply to and fro Ratnagiri, which connects Jaigad with other cities. Browse through several bus booking portals and avail of cheapest bus tickets.