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, Chiplun
How to reach?
There are bus services availbale from Pune to Chiplun.
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).
Chiplun has a railway station on the Konkan Railway route about 5 kms from the city.
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'.
Where 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.
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.
If you wish to be among greenery and nature, Chiplun is one of the options.