Rajapur is a city in Maharashtra. It is situated in the district of Ratnagiri and is at a distance of 50 km from the district headquarters. Between the 14th and 16th centuries Rajapur was an important maritime trade centre that became a gateway to the Deccan region for traders from the Arab nations.
Places to Stay
The closest place to find good accommodation is in Ratnagiri which is close to Rajapur. Some of them are Hotel Sea Fans (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Vivek Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Vihar Deluxe Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Prabha Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Hotel Deepak Deluxe (Tariff – Rs. 500.)
The official language of Rajapur is Marathi. Hindi is also spoken here.
Ganesh Chaturti is a popular festival here. It is celebrated every year in October.
Places of Interest
The Rajapurchi Ganga and the Unhala Hot Springs are natural wonders that are worth visiting. The Dhoot Papeshwar temple, the Mahakali temple and the Kankaditya sun temple are all prominent destinations in these parts. Ratnagiri has many caves in Khed, Chiplun and Vade Padel that are interesting. The Velas beach is very popular as it is a nesting site for Olive Ridley turtles.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kolhapur airport and it is located 95 km away.
The Ratnagiri railway station is the closest major railway station and is located only 54 km away.
Navnath Travels, Sai Ratna Travels, Indian Travels and Mihir Travels are some of the private bus operators who run daily services to the Rajapur bus stand. If you are booking bus tickets for your journey, book online and travel without any tension.