Visit to Chiplun

About Chiplun

Chiplun, a city in Ratnagiri District of Maharashtra, well known for Alphonso Mangoes, is located at a distance of about 250 kms from Pune and 320 kms from Mumbai located on the Mumbai-Goa highway.

The Riverview Resort is the main attraction of this city as it is located on top of a hillock with a grand view of the river below. It is a tourist place.

Riverview Resort
Riverview Resort, Chiplun

How to reach?

By Road

From Pune:

There are three alternate routes:
  1. Via Satara: From Pune take the National Highway NH4 and drive past Satara city and reach Umraj. Just before the Umraj flyover, go under the flyover (do not cross the flyover) and take a right turn for Koya/Patan. Cross the Koyna Ghat and reach Chiplun city. At the Chiplun circle round about, take right and drive towards Mumbai for about 8 kms. On the Parshuram Ghat, you will find Parshuram Bus Stop. Take a right turn and about 200 meters down the lane, you will find Riverview Resort.
  2. Via Tamhini: Take the Tamhini route upto Mangaon and at Mangaon take left and continue on the Mumbai-Goa highway to Chiplun.
  3. Via Bhor Ghat : Take the Bhor ghat route upto Mahad and then take a left turn on the Mumbai-Goa highway (NH66) and drive upto Chiplun.

There are bus services availbale from Pune to Chiplun.

From Mumbai:

Take the Mumbai-Goa Highway via Panvel (NH66) and drive to Chiplun at a distance of about 320 kms.

There are bus services available from Mumbai to Chiplun (all buses going to Goa pass through Chiplun).

By Rail:

Chiplun has a railway station on the Konkan Railway route about 5 kms from the city.

By Air:

Nearest operating Airport at present is Kolhapur at a distance of 175kms via Umbraj.

Where to Stay

Riverview Resort is one of the largest resort properties in Chiplun. Located on the Parashuram hillock, this resort provides a panoramic view of the river Vashishti below.

Although a little expensive, the resort property is well maintained and the rooms and neat and clean. During rainy season, you can see the river Vashishti flowing in full steam. You will also find waterfalls on the way to Chiplun on the NH 66 and also between Umraj and Chiplun.

There is another resort next to Riverview Resort on the hillock by name 'Nature Resort Amraban'.

Another one is located near the Parashuram Temple by name 'Dongarmatha - an eco home resort'.

Entrance of Riverview Resort
Entrance Gate of Riverview Resort
Room at the resorte
Room at the resort
Entrance of Riverview Resort
Swimming Pool of the resort
Nature Resort Amraban
Nature Resort Amraban
Dongar Matha Eco Resort
Dongar Matha Eco Resort
Bird near the Resort

What to see?

3 kms from the Resort and 5 kms from Chiplun city on the Mumbai-Goa highway, there is the Savatsada water fall. The water flow in this waterfall is not very huge but it has substantial height. The local authorities have built a pathway right upto the waterfall from the road.

1.1/2 kms from the resort is the Parashuram Temple, the abode of Lord Parashuram. About 3 centuries old, this temple attracts tourists and devotees from far and across. The access to the temple is through a narrow road driveway or alternatively, there are about 75-80 steps to go down to visit and temple from the road. The temple also has bhakt niwas.

Between Mahad and Chiplun, there is a three-tier waterfall seen at a distance from the road while driving. You will find waterfall on the way from Umraj (via Satara) to Chiplun also.

Savatsada Waterfall
Savatsada Waterfall
Waterfall on the way from Umraj to Chiplun
Waterfall on the way between Chiplun and Mahad
Waterfall on the way between Chiplun and Mahad
Parashuram Temple
Parashuram Temple

Where to eat?

The resort has a restaurant which serves delicious food both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. But being a star resort, the food is a little expensive. If you are looking for cheaper meals, in Chilplun city which is at a distance of 8 kms from the resort, on the highway there are number of restaurants on either side of the road. We entered into a small restaurant called Hotel Abhishek near the Chiplun circle serving Malwani food. The meal was very delicious and less expensive.

Summing Up

If you wish to be among greenery and nature, Chiplun is one of the options and the Riverview Resort is the right place just to chill out !