Few years back I had visited a Temple near Rantnagiri ,Most probably old one,which is open to all ,I think It has been very old construction with efforts of Br.Vinayak Damodar Sawarkar.He had written very good songs in Marathi .Some body told me that Andaman is very good to see,Does really a Ratnagiri is as good to visit.As Few people visited or visiting Today.
The famous Parashuram Temple is located near Chiplun, Ganapatipule and Pavas. It attracts many visitors. A few caves in the Chiplun, Khed, Dabhol, Sangameshwar, Gauhani Velgaum and Vade Padel also deserve visiting.
Ganapatipule is an ancient pilgrim center, located about 25 kms from Ratnagiri district. This beautiful sea town is rich in history. Ganapatipule is around 375-km away from Mumbai. There is also a mysterious Swayambhoo (a naturally formed idol) of Ganapati in a temple at Ratnagiri.
This small and sacred village is uninfluenced by commercialism. The 6 kms long virgin beach on the exotic Konkan coastline adds to the scenic beauty of the village. Ganapatipule is one of the `Ashta Ganapatis' (eight Ganpatis) of India and is called the "Paschim Dwar-Dewata" (Western Sentinel God).
Beaches on the coastline of Konkan