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Chiplun

Trip Planner Asia  /  India  /  Maharashtra  /  Chiplun
(4.5/5 based on 60+ reviews for 3 attractions)
Things to do: nature, religious sites
Chiplun is a town and a municipal council in Ratnagiri district in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is the headquarter of Chiplun taluka. Located on the Mumbai–Goa highway (NH-17) ( It has been now renumbered as NH-66.) in western India. The city is about 320 km south of Mumbai in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. It is a fast developing city in Konkan with a strong cultural background. The name Chiplun means "The abode of Lord Parshuram."GeographyThe town lies on the banks of the River Vashishti. To the east of the city lie the Western Ghats and to the west lies Guhagar. The region has a tropical climate. The 'rainy season' — the monsoon lasts normally from June till October. The Koyna Hydroelectric Power Project Stages III and IV are situated in Chiplun.DemographicsAt the 2011 India census, Chiplun had a population of 55,139. Male constituted 50% of the population and female 50%. Chiplun had an average literacy rate of 90%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 93% and female literacy of 90%. 15% of the population was under 6 years of age.The CityChiplun city is the economical and commercial centre of the Ratnagiri District.The town is well flourished being connected to theNational Highway 17 ( It has been now renumbered as NH-66.) and also the State Highway 78. It plays an important role as a place on the National Highway. It is well connected to Mumbai, Pune, Panaji, etc. A municipal council looks after the civic needs of the city.
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