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Chiplun (population approx. 10,000) is a small town on the Mumbai – Goa highway in India. (NH 17). It is about 250 km south of Mumbai. It is basically an industrial town. Small scale industies are also present. The industries are mostly pharmaceutical and chemical. It is also an important stop on the Konkan Railway.

The city lies on the banks of the river Vashishti. To the east of the city lies the Western Ghats. To the west lies Guhagar Beach, about 50km. The region is hilly and the city is situated in a valley. Region has extreme climate, cold in winter, very hot in summer and very wet. Winter temperatures dip to about 10°C at night. Summer days are extremely hot (above 38°C). The rainy season — The monsoons last from June until October.

The city boasts of a sole theatre — Padma Theatre. It also has an engineering college: Rajaram Shindé College of Engineering, affiliated to the University of Mumbai. A municipal council looks after the civic needs of the city. There are a couple of English medium schools in Chiplun including a Convent school.

Since the city is on a major National Highway, there are adequate accommodations, including hotels, motels and lodges. There is also a five star hotel — Taj Riverview Lodge. It is also a junction for those travelling to the Enron (Dhabol) Power Project. It is also an important junction linking the western coast to the interior parts of Maharashtra.

The main language spoken is Marathi although almost all the people can speak Hindi. Spoken English is a rarity in Chiplun although quite a few people can read the language.

The biggest hotel in the area is the Gateway Riverview Lodge located on the Mumbai-Goa highway and is the perfect stopover on the long drive to Goa. It is especially great destination for people from Mumbai and Pune. (

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