Situated on the banks of the river Arjuna, Rajapur is 24 KM from the sea and 48 KM from Ratnagiri. It was the safest port and a huge warehouse during the British rule. Rajapur has many interesting places like dense forest, lush green Konkani Wade, Dhutpapeshwar temple, famous Ganga of Rajapur, all the beautiful waterfalls and hot springs near summer. Nowadays, Rajapuri is famous for its pre historic stone carvings. Vijaydurg Fort is known as one of the best tourist destinations in Rajapur. Kolhapur city which is only 113 km away from Rajapur the city has 19 tourist attractions and Veneshwar village which is 131 km away the city has 8 tourist attractions. The most popular of these are the Mahalakshmi Temple in Kolhapur and the Ganpatipule in Veeneshwar village. Rajapur is famous for its temples, forts, dams and beaches. This city and suburban area falls under the Municipal Council of Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra. Rajapur is located in the Sahyadri region of western India. Rajapur has an average elevation of 72 meters above sea level.
Rajapur Ganga, this place is at a distance of 2 km from Rajapur, is a sacred place "Rajapur's Ganga" which means Rajapur's holy Ganga is a miracle of nature. It is situated at a height of 25 meters above the height of Rajapur. This place is usually dry. However, water suddenly starts flowing in the lake. With few exceptions, this usually happens once every 3 years. Small tanks have been constructed for storing water and for bathing. Surprisingly, even though the water temperature in these tanks is at a distance of 1 meter from each other, they are different from each other. After about three months, the water disappears or the flow stops. Tourism in Rajapur includes Rajapur's Ganga, Dhoot Papeshwar Temple and Hot Water Spring, Mahakali Temple, Yashwantgad, Kankaditya Sun Temple and many more. This place in Ratnagiri district is associated with pilgrimage and tourist places, nature tourist places and leisure tourism places. The ancient port city of Ratnagiri district bears witness to the medieval history of the Marathas along with their forts and many other historically important places. There is a local story about how and why the holy river Ganga appeared here. Scientifically it could be a long siphon in the Sahyadri range. Millions of people come to bathe in the Ganges. It is believed that one can get clean water like glass from 'Kashikund' in a big pool and bathing in this water will get rid of sins.
Rajapur gained importance during the Mughal and Maratha periods. The place is a witness to the medieval conflict between the Mughals and the Marathas. During the Bijapur Saltanate, Rajapur was an important maritime trading center in Maharashtra due to its waterway connecting the Arabian Sea. Traders from the French East India Company and Portuguese traders used to come to India for trade. Rajpur is connected to Mumbai and Goa by Konkan Railway and by road. Local attractions can be explored by auto or car. Visitors should be prepared to enjoy the local cuisine as there are no luxury hotels. Tourism facilities are not well developed but basic infrastructure is good. The major city near Rajapur is Ratnagiri. All trains on Mumbai Goa route stop at Ratnagiri. Rajapur is at a distance of 72 km from Ratnagiri. Rajpur is famous for Alfonso Mango or called "Hapus" in the local language. Some of the tourist attractions or places to visit in Rajapur are Hot Springs. - Called "summer". The hot water of this spring is rich in sulfur and cures skin ailments. Major places like Dhoot Papeshwar Temple are located near Rajapur.
Things to Do in Rajapur & Best time to visit
There are many tourist attractions near rajapur dense forest, green Konkani Wade, Dhutpapeshwar temple, famous Ganga of Rajapur, huge british port warehouse, beautiful waterfalls and hot springs near summer. some more places to explore near rajapur are Dhoot Papeshawar, Mahakali Temple, Maadban, Vijaydurg Fort, Vijayadurg Fort etc.
October to March are the best months to visit Rajapur. The climate is favorable for winter tourism. The period from March to June is very hot and humid. However, if you like mangoes, this is the Alfonso mango season. The rainy season is not considered as the best time to visit Rajapur as it is difficult to visit during the monsoons, but the mountainou areas, waterfall and lush forests of Rajapur are worth visiting during the monsoons.
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Q: Which are the best budget hotels in Rajapur?
Top Budget hotels in Rajapur are - Ganesh Agro Tourism, Sushegad Holiday Home, Omkar Sai Niwas, sabera residency etc.
Q: Which are the best places to visit near Rajapur?
Best places to visit near Rajapur are - Chunakolvan Savat Kada, Dhopeshwar Mandir, Ratnadurg Fort, Jaigad Fort, Bhatey Beach, Marleshwar waterfall, Rajapur's Ganga, Yashwantgad etc.
Q: What is the price range starts for Rajapur hotels?
Rajapur hotels price range starts for Rs.1000/- and luxury hotels starts from Rs.4000/-
Q: How many hotels in Rajapur are available for booking at hotelinkonkan?
Around 7 properties are available for booking check among those listed Rajapur hotels on hotelinkonkan.com.
Q: How to reach Rajapur by Rail ?
The Rajapur road railway station is the railway station. It is connected to all train networks to Mumbai and also to the Indian Railways Network.
Q: Which hotels are suitable for children and family in Rajapur ?
Ganesh Agro Tourism, Sushegad Holiday Home, Omkar Sai Niwas are some suitable for children & family hotels in Rajapur.
Q: What is distance between Pune to Rajapur?
Distance between Rajapur to Pune is 307 Km long.
Q: What is distance between Mumbai to Rajapur?
Distance between Rajapur to Mumbai is 450 Km long.
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Q: Can you suggest us hotel rooms under Rs. 1500/- for hotels in Rajapur?
Available hotels in Rajapur offers hotel rooms under Rs.1500/- those are Ganesh Agro Tourism, Omkar Sai Niwas, Sushegad Holiday Home, Sabera Residency. You can book Rajapur hotels & resorts as per your budget.
Q: Which hotels have pay directly to hotel facility in Rajapur ?
All hotels in Rajapur that are listed on hotelinkonkan.com have pay directly to hotel facility. However, there are some hotels that take a low amount as advance to book hotel for you.