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Sight Seeing & Attractions:
The surrounding areas are full of wonderful places to visit and explore. This is an area steeped in history and tradition. There is something to interest everyone from temples and museums to waterfalls and beaches.

A 700-year-old temple, located at a walking distance of less than a km from the hotel.

One can view this during monsoons only and is at a distance of 5 kms from the hotel towards the Chiplun town.
Parshuram Temple   Sawatsada Waterfall   Sight Seeing Map

An ancient pilgrim center, having a naturally formed Idol of lord Ganesna. The temple is located on a beach with glittering white sand. It is at a distance of 120 km from the hotel an approximate drive of 2 hours.

It is a beautiful temple dedicated to lord Shiva and is at a distance of 60 km from the hotel, a diversion before Guhagar.

The famous dam is at a distance of 45 km from the hotel. It is a drive worth taking.
Ganapati Pule   Velneshwar South   Koyna Dam and

A temple dedicated to lord Ganesh, called as "Dasbhuja Ganesh" at a distance of 66 kms from the hotel, again a diversion from the road going to Guhagar.

About 29 caves can be found right on the NH - 17(Mumbai Goa) just before Mahad on the East Hillside. Very short hike on the about 80 to 100 steps leads to these magnificent 2nd Century Buddhist caves. The caves are cut in the almost perpendicular scarp of the hill and face east. The first twenty are in the upper hill and the remaining eight about thirty feet lower. Located 88 kms. from resort towards Mumbai.

A pristine beach on the Arabian Sea located at a distance of 55 km from the hotel. Still unspoilt and virgin.
Hedvi South   Pale Buddist Caves at Mahad (Mahad Caves)   Guhagar Beach

Situated at a distance of 10 km from the hotel. The hotel can arrange boat rides in a motorboat. This is not a facility offered by the hotel, but can be arranged by the hotel. The boating is possible only when there is enough water in the river, at times it is not possible as the water level is very low.

Ancient Fort of Shivaji Maharaj. Located on top of a small hill bank opposite Vashisthi River Jetty gives you beautiful view of the valley around & smoothly flowing Vashisthi River. Nature lovers can do a decent track on it to get the actual feel of the fort. Will take around 30 to 45 minutes.

Mahabaleshwar is well connected from Chiplun. Located approximately 105 km from Chiplun. One needs to take diversion from Poladpur Junction on the way to Mumbai. For nature lovers, a must to do drive, beautiful one full with ghats & scenic beauty.
Vashisthi River Jetty   Gowalkot Fort   Drive to Mahabaleshwar

Shivaji's impregnable capital, the place where has was crowned and where he died. Beside the fort, you'll find his Samadhi and the remains of his palace. Other attractions include Gangasagar Lake and the Jijamata Palace at Pachad. For its immense beauty, Raigad remains a hiker's paradise. The formidable Pratapagad Fort with its equestrian statue of Shivaji Makes for an interesting excursion. Located 112 km. from resort towards Mumbai, via Mahad.

Rope-way is available from foot-hills to the top of the Raigad Fort. Rope-way charges varies as per season. On foot, about 1450 steps from foot-hill to top of the Fort.

A unique museum depicting the life history of the Maratha ruler Shivaji. Located at a distance of 30 kms from the hotel towards Derwan on the Mumbai-Goa highway.
Raigad   Raigad Rope-ways   Walawalkar Shivaji

Another beautiful Shiva Temple 95 km from Chiplun on the Devrukh Road. A temple naturally created in a cave. To see the deity one needs to get into this cave. It is said that the lucky ones can see the snakes living in the crevices of the cave.

It offers a breath taking view of the Vashishti river meeting the Arabian sea and is located at a distance of 65kms from the hotel.

Visit a mini Valley of Flowers of Maharashtra – Kaas Platue, located at 148 km from Riverview Resort.

The "Kaas Plateau" also known as the Kaas Pathar is a plateau situated in the Western Ghat - Sahyadri range, 22 kilometers from Satara, Maharashtra and is known for its various types of wild flowers which bloom during August-September every year. The area of plateau is located at a height of 1200 mt above the sea level and is approx. 1,000 hectare in size. The name Kaas originates from Kaasa tree (Elaeocarpus glandulosus). It has been declared as Biodiversity World Heritage Site by The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco). Kaas Plateau has more than 850 different species of flowers and other plants including Orchids, Karvy and carnivorous plants such as Drosera Indica.
Marleshwar   Veldoor   Kass Plateau
Click to view various Itineraries to visit these and more sightseeings places

Short sight seeings - close to resort :

  • Visit / treck to parshuram temple : 0.5 km (walking from resort)
  • Treking to Gowalkot Fort : 12 km, total time 2 to 3 hrs (towards chiplun city)
  • River boating at Vashisthi River Jetty : 12 km – total time 1½ to 2 hrs. (towards Chiplun city)
  • Visit to Sawatsada water fall : 3 km – total time as per your choice (towards Chiplun city in between ghat – Monsoon season only)

Sight seeing / Excursion itinerary :

  • Coastal Chiplun: Half day sightseeing, whole journey totalling to 125 km (towards coastal area of Chiplun)
    From Riverview Resort – Visit Hedvi Temple – Velneshwar Shiva Temple – Velneshwar Beach – Guhagar Beach – Back to Riverview Resort
  • Ganpatipule & Ratnagiri City Tour: Full day excursion, whole journey totalling to 265 km (further down towards Ratnagiri, than towards coastal side)
    From Riverview Resort – Visit Ganpatipule Temple – Ganpatipule Beach – Ratnagiri City Sight seeing – back to Riverview Resort
  • Dervan & Koyna Dam : Half day sightseeing, whole journey totalling to 137 km (towards central Maharashtra / Pune)
    From Riverview Resort – Enroute Visit Dervan Walawalkar Shivaji Mural Museum – Koyna Garden / for Koyna dam view – back to Riverview Resort
  • Pale Budhhist Caves & Raigadh Fort : Full day sightseeing, whole journey totalling to 225 km (On NH-66, formarly known as NH-17, highway towards Mumbai)
    From Riverview Resort – Visit Pale Budhhist Caves- Raigadh Fort – back to Riverview Resort
  • Trip to Marleshwar : Full day excursion – whole journey totalling to 137 km (further down towards Ratnagiri, than towards central maharashtra)
    From Riverview Resort – Dervan Mural Museum – Koyna Garden / for dam view - Riverview Resort


Combined Location / Destination itineraries :

  • 4 days / 3 nights : Mumbai - Ganpatipule (1N) – Chiplun (2N) – Mumbai
  • 4 days / 3 nights : Mumbai - Shrivardhan (1N) – Chiplun (2N) – Mumbai
  • 4 days / 3 nights : Mumbai - Murud Harnai / Alibaug (1N) – Chiplun (2N) – Mumbai
  • 4 days / 3 nights : Mumbai – Ganpatipule (1N) – Chiplun (2N) - Murud Harnai (1N) – Mumbai
  • 5 days / 4 nights : Mumbai – Shrivardhan (1N) – Chiplun (3N) - Murud Harnai (1N) – Mumbai
  • 5 days / 4 nights : Mumbai – Chiplun (2N) – Lonavala / Khopoli (2N) – Mumbai
  • 5 days / 4 nights : Mumbai – Chiplun (2N) – Lavasa / Amby valley (2N) – Mumbai
  • 5 days / 4 nights : Mumbai – Chiplun (2N) – Pune / for Kaas Platue visit (2N) – Mumbai
  • 6 days / 5 nights : Mumbai – Ganapatipule (1-2N) – Chiplun (2-1N) – Mahabaleshwar (2N) – Mumbai
  • 6 days / 5 nights : Mumbai – Ganapatipule (1N) – Sindhudurg / Tarkarli / Sawantwadi (2N) – Chiplun (2N) – Mumbai
  • 6 days / 5 nights : Mumbai – Chiplun (2N) – Kolhapur (2N) – Pune / Lonavala (1N) – Mumbai
  • 6 days / 5 nights : Mumbai – Nasik (2N) – Pune (1N) – Chiplun (2N) – Mumbai / or in reverse ways
  • 7 days / 6 nights : Mumbai – Chiplun (1N) – Amboli (1N) – Goa (3N) – Chiplun (1N) - Mumbai / or in reverse ways
  • All these itinerary works equally good if started from Pune.

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