Unhavare is a village from Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra. It is known for its natural hot water springs. It is on the Dapoli-Khed road and is surrounded by a series of hills and the panoramic Konkan ghat.
Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra, India.
The hot springs are famous in the Konkan region and are also believed to have medicinal efficiency. The approx. temperature of the water is 70 degrees Celsius, and it remains hot throughout the year. There is no history related to this site but it has been known for more than 100 years now.
Unhavare is 148 KM towards North from District headquarters Ratnagiri, 29 KM from Dapoli, 232 KM from State capital Mumbai. The water gets heated due to the reaction between carbon and sulphur in the rocks.
The climate at this place is hot and humid with abundance of rainfall, the Konkan belt experiences High Rainfall which ranges around 2500 mm to 4500 mm. The temperature reaches up to 30 degrees Celsius during this season.
Summers are hot and humid, and the temperature touches 40 degrees Celsius.
Winters have a comparatively milder climate (around 28 degrees Celsius), and the weather remains Cool and Dry
Things to do
The natural hot water springs at Unhavare Village is a famous tourist attraction. It is believed that the springs have medicinal values hence a lot of tourers pay a visit here. A dip in the Unhavare Hot Water Springs is said to cure skin and body ailments. Lots of people from surrounding areas come here regularly to bathe in the Hot Sulphur water springs.
Nearest tourist places
- Ratnagiri (4hrs 14 mins) (148 KM): Also known as Port City or the City of Kings, Ratnagiri is one of the best holiday places in Maharashtra. It is blessed with many tourist attractions, and the things to do in the Ratnagiri list is also interesting. Beaches form an integral part of Ratnagiri Tourism and amongst the best is Ganapatipule Beach. It is situated 28 KM away from Ratnagiri city. The scenic beauty of the temple is simply great with it being placed on a hill and surrounded by dense forest.
- Dapoli (59 mins) (29 KM): Dapoli is a perfect holiday destination in the Ratnagiri district. Dapoli has one of the longest stretches of picturesque beaches and densely covered shoreline by coconut farms. The famous Murud – Harnai, Karde and Ladghar beaches are in the range of 15 KM from Dapoli town. There are many tourist attractions Dapoli Krishi Vidyapeeth, historic Suvarnadurg and Kanakadurg, water sports activities and dolphin spotting rides.
- Chiplun (1 hr 43mins) (58.3 KM): Chiplun is a small but beautiful upcoming tourist destination that is worth a visit. The place has religious importance as the famous temple of Lord Parshuram, who is believed to be the 6th incarnation of Lord Vishnu is situated here.
- Mahabaleshwar (2 hr 44 mins) (94.6 KM): A serene plateau with a beautiful scenic view, Mahabaleshwar has many enthralling and lovely places to visit in Maharashtra that have something to offer to tourists. Arthur’s Seat, also known as the queen of all points,Elephant point, Sunset or Bombay point, various temples in the surroundings such as Mahabaleshwar temple and Panchganga temple in old Mahabaleshwar are amongst the popular places.
Special food speciality and hotel
As Unhavare is in the Konkan region its speciality in food is Maharashtrian cuisine. Seafood and Ukadiche modak are some of the popular dishes in this part of the world.
Accommodation facilities nearby & Hotel/ Hospital/Post Office/Police station
Accommodation facilities and hotels are not available in Unhavare, nearest hotels and accommodation facilities are available at NH 66 at a distance of 35-40 KM of distance.
The nearest hospital is at a distance of 35 KM in Khed.
The nearest Post office is at a distance of 36 KM in Khed.
The nearest Police station is at a distance of 35.8 KM in Khed.
Visiting Rule and Time, Best month to visit
The place is available to tourists throughout the year. It is believed that the temperature and level of the water remain constant in all seasons.
It is advised to the tourists that they should not enter the pool with an empty stomach as one might faint.
Language spoken in area
English, Hindi, Marathi