Mandangad, located in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri district, serves as the taluka headquarters. The heart of the area is Mandangad fort. The village is positioned at the northern edge of Ratnagiri District, covering around 43,100 hectares. It stands at an altitude of 882 feet (268 meters) with coordinates 17.9833 latitude and 73.2500 longitude. The weather is less humid due to its higher elevation from the sea, resulting in cold winters. Mandangad is about 175 km from Ratnagiri, 170 km from Pune, and 210 km from Mumbai, connected by road.

A significant feature overlooking Mandangad is a two-peaked hill fort named Mandangad (also known as Chitradurga fort). The Arabian Sea lies approximately 35 km away. Mandangad acts as a junction where ST buses from Mumbai, Thane, Pune, etc., on their way to Kolhapur, Miraj, Khed, Dapoli, Bankot, Kelshi, Mhapral, Mahad, Velas, and more, make a halt.

Notable places to visit in and around Mandangad include Mandangad fort, Velas, Bankot or Himmatgad Fort, Kelshi Beach in Dapoli taluka, Panderi, Ambavade, and Palgadh in Dapoli taluka. The village is surrounded by various other places like Aatle, Adakhal, Ambadawe, Ambavali, and many more within Mandangad Taluka.