Chilpun is primarily a monsoon destination known for its natural beauty. It is situated on the banks of River Vashishti, in Ratnagiri district of the Konkan region of Maharashtra. This small town is bordered by Guhagar in the west and to the east of the city lie the sprawling Western Ghats. The city is about 320 km south of Mumbai. Chiplun derives its name from the Chiplun temple which is located on the outskirts of Chiplun city.
Chiplun literally means "The abode of Lord Parshurama," the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. There is a temple in this town which is dedicated to this deity. The temple of Parshuram is known for its unique fusion of the Hindu and the Muslim style of architecture.This region is well known for Alphonso, the King of Mangoes. Chiplun is basically an industrial town with a large number of chemical and pharmaceutical industries which forms the core business of the city.
This little hamlet of Chiplun is probably one of the best and affordable places away from crowded Goa and forever-rushing Mumbai. The Chiplun travel guide can be used for more information on Chiplun.