There are two options to travel from Pune. One is joining Panvel-Goa Highway at Mangaon via Tamhini or take the Mumbai-Bangalore highway (NH48) up to Karad and then take a diversion to join the Kolhapur-Ratnagiri highway. It takes about 6. 1/2 hours to reach Ratnagiri from Pune via NH 48.
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Located on the shores of Ganatipule beach, this Ganesh Temple is very ancient dating back to 400-500 years. The sanctum Sanctorum was built under orders from Chhatrapati Maharaj. On Ganesh Chaturthi in Bhadrapad, devotees are allowed to enter the sanctum sanctorum to offer prayers. Ramabai...more »
My Awesome tour. We were started from Pune 12.00 Am through NH 4 & our first destination was Ganpatipule, we reached at 5 am. The journey was great. After refreshing we enjoyed feel of god given natural climate ( A beautiful sea shore ). Now core konkan journey starts. In the next journey we add one new friend (a sea shore). We start from ganpatipule - jaigad - velneshwar - guhagar - harne - anjarle - kelshi - Dapoli - harihareshwar - shriwardhan - diveagar - Tamhini ghat - Lavasa - Pune.
we visited total total 07 sea shore in just 3 days. Total 200 km road through mountain & sea shore. Also we had experience of ferry (Jetty BOAT) 3 times.
we prefer only homestay. "Konkan" really a divine place. "God gifted nature & God gifted people".
Total Journey 800km. We spend 56 ltr diesel.
Please experience "KONKAN" if you "LOVE NATURE & NATURAL"
Except from the Highway, roads are not very good. So called State Highway but suddenly a speed-breaker or a pothole comes. You can't drive more than 40-50 k mph on these roads. Ride is much longer than it should be. Karad-Chiplun Road (326 km) is not so smooth ride. Ambeghat is very scenic drive. You would love to drive from here.
We took NH-4 from Pune and in-between we left the NH route. However the full trip was great, ghats were nice and smooth and safe. Lot of food and waiting places in this route. Roads are comparatively wider than the other ghats, you can easily maintain the speed of 60 km per hour and can reach within 8 hours from Pune.
The journey was an exciting one. We were two families. The ghats and scenery on the way is worth watching. Many feel uneasy during the ghats. This happens if you drink water or eat too much on the way. Avoid this. Anyways, you are not on a trip for eating. Rainy season is also a good one to be there.
Ganapatipule is located at a distance of 321 km from Pune. A small town situated in Maharashtra, Ganapatipule is well connected to Pune by road and train. However, the best way to reach Ganapatipule from Pune is by road, a journey of about 6? hours by car. The places covered between Pune and Ganapatipule are Pune - 49 km -> Shirwal - 69 km -> Godoli - 25 km -> Kashil - 97 km -> Chiplun - 91 km -> Ganapatipule. On the way, there are several ATMs, hospitals and rest stops. Eating joints such as Kamath and Rajbhog Dhaba are also present on the route. Petrol pumps of Bharat Petroleum (BP) and Indian Oil, among others, are also available at regular intervals en route.
Transport options from Pune to Ganapatipule
Pune to Ganapatipule By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Ganapatipule, which takes about 6? hours. This mode is ideal for group travel or for families with senior citizens and kids. Approximate cost of cab per kilometre is about INR 9 to 30 depending upon the type of car hired.