Chiplun pronunciation is a city and a tehsil in Ratnagiri district in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is the headquarter of Chiplun taluka. Located on the Mumbai–Goa highway (NH-66) ( It was earlier numbered as NH-17.) 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.”
Chiplun was believed to have the first home of the Konkanasth or Chitpavan Brahmans. According to local folklore, After claiming Konkan region from the aggressive sea, people were supplied with sixty pounds and sixty gardens by Parashuram. Chiplun was initially ruled by the Satavahanas, Shakas, Kshatrapas, Kalachuris, and Rashtrakutas. Later it was invaded by the Kadambas & Traikutas followed by the Delhi Sultanate, Marathas, and Peshwas majorly.
Rainfall is significant most months of the year, and the short dry season has little effect. According to Köppen and Geiger, this climate is classified as Am. The average annual temperature is 27.3 °C in Chiplun. About 3973 mm of precipitation falls annually.
Place of interest
Nehru Smriti Udyan
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Hall
Walavalkar Shivaji Museum