One of the largest rivers in the Konkan coast, River Vashishti starts in Western Ghats of Maharashtra and heads towards Arabian Sea. With the town Chiplun on its bank, the view of the river turns really breathtaking. Many people from surrounding and various other areas as well come to enjoy the scenic beauty of this river and peaceful atmosphere.
Boating, trekking and fishing are the activities that keep visitors busy here. It has many riverine islands and crocodiles inhabit the waters. In monsoon months, this area receives heavy rainfall and is covered with greenery. People visiting the river after rainy months can enjoy the greenery and majesty of this river. Surrounded by hilly terrain, which adds beauty, tourists visiting the river are amazed by the serene surroundings and natural appeal.
The best time to visit this place is June to February, when it is at its best. The average temperature ranges between 32C to 38C during summer and 30C during winter. You can reach here either by bus, train or airplane. The nearest airport here is Ratnagiri airport which is at the distance of 50Km and nearest railway station is Konkan railway station which is less than 8 KM.