Ratnagiri has long since held the coveted title of being the best mango producing region in the country. In fact, we never forget to get back crates of these juicy, sweet, flavourful mangoes right from the orchards. Did you know? Mangoes from Ratnagiri are even exported to Europe. You can even visit these mango orchards and enjoy mango-tasting on the lush green mountain slopes of this beautiful town.
The drive to Ratnagiri is gorgeous, with the highway flanked by mango trees and orchards. We spotted trees with more than 100 mangoes, and even the air around smells of the sweet, sweet fragrance of the Ratnagiri mangoes. There are a whole lot of mango processing units in this town, and you can sign up for mango picking, visits as well as mango tasting at these units. The best time to visit is March-May.
Recommended: Desai Bandhu Ambewale’s Mango Farm. This 100-acre mango farm is one of the oldest and largest mango producers and exporters in Maharashtra. The mangoes here are then exported to USA, UK, Dubai and even Japan.