Ratnagiri is one of Maharashtra's 36 districts, located in western India. Ratnagiri (city) is the district's administrative centre.The district has an urban population of 11.33 percent. The district is bordered on the west by the Arabian Sea, on the south by Sindhudurg district, on the north by Raigad district, and on the east by Satara, Sangli, and Kolhapurdistricts.The Konkan division includes this area. The district is located in Maharashtra's Konkan region. The Mauryas, the Nalas, the Silaharas, the Chalukyas, the Kadambas, the Portuguese, the Marathas, and finally the British ruled this region.In 1832, the Ratnagiri district was established. About District Lokmanya Tilak was born in Ratnagiri, as was Bharatratn Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve, Bharatratn Pandurang Vaman Kane,Swatantryaveer Savarkar, and Bharatratn Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. Because of freedom warrior Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, who was kidnapped by the British authorities in Ratnagiri, the district has become well-known.Ratnagiri is a coastal district in Maharashtra, located on India's western coast. This district is home to various beaches, creeks, sea forts, harbours, hot springs, caverns, temples, and other religious sites, scenic splendour, and the birthplace of several famous people. Tourist place: Ambolgad Fort,Gopalgad,Bankot or Victoria Fort,Bharatgad FortBhavangad Fort,Bhagvantgad For, Govalkot Fort,Devgad,Harnai fort(Fatehgad Fort),Gova Fort,Govalkot Fort, Kanakdurg,Suvarndurg Fort. Jaygad,Ka'mtekot Fort,Kharepa'tan fort,Mahipatgad Fort,Maimatgad,Sindhudurg Fort,Pandavgad Fort,Rajkot Fort,Sarjekot Fort,Mandangad Fort, Nandos Fort,Nivti fort,Palgad Fort, Purangad,gadi,Ramgad Fort,Rasalgad Fort,Ratnagiri Fort,citadel (bala-killa), Sidhgad Fort,Sumargad Fort,Uchitgad, or Prachitgad,Vetalgad Fort,Shri Samarth gad(Dervan),Ratnagad Suvarnadurg For,Vijaygad,Yashvantgad,Mandangad Fort,Bankot Fort,Rasalgad fort,Bhairavgad Fort,Guhagar Beach, Murud,Velneshwar Beach,Velas Beach,Karde Beach,Mandvi Beach,Bhatye Beach,Kelshi Beach,Ladghar,Ganeshgule, Gavkadi and Kasheli,Jaitapur,Panhalekaji CavesBuddhist Caves,Konkan caves,Hasta Dongar Cave. How to Reach: By Air: Mumbai's Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the closest airport. By train: The Konkan Railway connects Ratnagiri to Mumbai in the north and Mangalore in the south. By Car: Ratnagiri is easily accessible from Mumbai, Pune, Goa, and Kolhapur. 356 kilometres between Mumbai and Ratnagiri. 365 kilometres between Pune and Ratnagiri. 240 kilometres between Goa and Ratnagiri. 130 kilometres between Kolhapur and Ratnagiri. 730 kilometres between Bangalore and Ratnagiri (via Kolhapur).
According to 2011 Census of India, Ratnagiri town had a population of 76,239, with males and females constituting 55% and 45%, respectively, of the population. 86% of males and 87% of females were literate. 11% of Ratnagiri's population was under 6 years of age.