Mandangad taluka which lies to the north of Ratnagiri is famous for the Turtle Festival that takes place every year on the coast of Velas. The Bankot fort of Mandangad is considered as the northern tip of Ratnagiri. You can reach the Vesavi village of Mandangad by the ferry boat in the Bankot creek in the Bangmandala village just 4kms away from the Harihareshwar temple in the Raigad district. While traveling around Mandangad, you can visit the Turtle Festival, the Mandangad fort and the Ambedkar Memorial in Aambdave.

Bankot Fort, Mandangad

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial

Mandangad Fort, Mandangad

Velas Beach

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