Sights to See
MTDC offers scuba diving or snorkelling for the first time at most competitive rates in the country or if you are already a certified diver, the MTDC's Konkan diving dream is the right choice for thatspecial Konkan vacation. The coast around Sindhudurg has warm clear waters and interesting and varied diving and snorkelling sites guaranteeing some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling holidays anywhere in Indian subcontinent. Absolute beginners, children from age 10 upwards, and certified divers are all welcome. MTDC’s experienced PADI instructor and India’s well know marine biologist teach a large range of PADI diver certification courses with flexible scheduling. You have the perfect opportunity to try scuba diving or snorkelling for the first time or to get PADI certified whilst still having plenty of time to enjoy your vacation. For more information, log onto: http://www.maharashtratourism.gov.in/mtdc/HTML/MaharashtraTourism/TouristDelight/AdventureSports/Adventure_sports.aspx?strpage=
Also known as Bhagwati Port, this is a beautiful stretch of beach.
The languid sensuality of the landscape and picturesque scenic beauty of Mandvi Beach, PandreSamudra, Bhatye Beach andGaneshghule Beach will mesmerise anyone.
Fish Research Centre
In addition to a Research Centre, the institute also has an aquarium and a museum housing various marine species.
The Ratnadurg Fort
Surrounded by the Arabian Sea, the fort was constructed between AD 1350 to AD 1500. The Bhagwati Temple is situated inside the fort.
Palace of Thiba
Now converted into the Collector’s residence, it is a very old palace. The last king of Burma and eminent freedom fighter V. D. Savarkar were detained here by the British Government.
This is the birth place of famous freedom fighter LokmanyaTilak which has been converted into a memorial maintained by the State Archaeological Department. Photographs of important incidents in the life of LokmanyaTilak are preserved here.
Venerated by the people this is the first place of worship built for non-Brahmins by the revolutionary leader, Veer Savarkar. Veer SavarkarSmarak and Peer Babar Sheikh Darga are other places of interest in Ratnagiri