Ganapatipule Tourism
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Ganapatipule Tourism

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  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Beach
Ganpatipule is a small town situated in the state of Maharashtra. It lies in Ratnagiri District to the south of Chiplun town. The origin of the name of the town lies in mythology. 

History of Ganpatipule

According to legend, God Ganpati took offence to a lady’s remark and moved a few km away from Gule, which was His original abode. The movement of a few km is called ‘pule’ in Marathi and thus came the name Ganpatipule. 

The town has a 400 year old statue of Ganpati. This is said to have originated from the ground by itself. This statue of Ganpati, unlike statues in other temples, faces West to guard the town against the evil western forces. 

Things to do in Ganpatipule

Although pilgrimage forms the major tourist attraction of Ganpatipule, of late, a number of resorts have also come up here which has led to a major boost in the region’s tourism. The town’s location on the Konkan Coast makes it an ideal place for beach lovers. 

The beaches of Ganpatipule are clean and lined with mangroves and coconut palms. The climate of Ganpatipule, like most of Maharashtra, is moderate. The temperature stays the same through the year, hovering at about 30-35° Celsius. However, the months of November to February experience the most pleasant weather which is also the peak season to visit Ganpatipule. 

Apart from being a pilgrimage centre and a beach place, Ganpatipule is also the gateway to a number of tourist spots around the region. The town lies close to Velneshwar, Ratnagiri, Pawas and Jaigad Fort, all of which are important tourist destinations. 

Travelling to Ganpatipule

The small town of Ganpatipule is well connected to the city of Ratnagiri by road. Ratnagiri has an airport and a railway station which connects it to major Indian cities. It lies approximately 30 km from Ratnagiri and the journey by road takes about an hour. 

Accommodation options in Ganpatipule

Accommodation options in Ganpatipule range from budget hotels to 5 star hotels and resorts.
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Abhijith gorpade .

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  • Abhijith gorpade .
  • Lives in Satara
  • 1 Review
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"Awesome religious destination!" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
Ganpatipule is a feast for those who want to have religious as well as relaxing trip. We went in a relatively off season of the year and enjoyed the Ganpatipule temple and the beach. This place is accessible by road from Mumbai as well as Kolhapur. Weather is a bit humid as expected.
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Sagar Pathare

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  • Sagar Pathare
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"Best place to visit, Ganpatipule" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Ganpatipule is peaceful place and big sea near Temple. There is 2 route to go to Ganpatipule. Via Hatkhamba fata, and second is Via Aare vaare beach. Which is very beautiful and clean beach. Try second route. You can travel there by your private vehicle.
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Rohit Bhandare

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  • Rohit Bhandare
  • Lives in Pune
  • 3 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  2552 readers

"Nice place for chilling & relaxing"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I have been here 6th time.. This place is going crowded day-by-day. But still one of my favourite spot. Beach is clean. Morning view of temple and beach is speechless. You can get any home stay in minimum cost. Food is quality. And you can go anytime with family. Many more historical places you can see while reaching here. But don't go for jetty Road. If your coming from Mumbai or Pune. In crowded season boat ferry will take your minimum half day in waiting. Rather than go for other road it will go 60 km more than this.
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Trn sharma

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"Peaceful place & not much crowded"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Excellent place with a good number of clean beaches in the near vicinity. Ganesh temple is simple and peaceful. Avoid weekend and chaturthi for a peaceful visit as the temple and beach become overcrowded. Visit Jaigad to enhance enjoyment. Karateshwar temple and light house are worth visit. You can choose to visit nearby beaches which are lonely and serene as compared to over rated and overcrowded Goa beaches.
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Amol K

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  • Amol K
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Heaven of Maharashtra -Ganapatipule"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It was a amazing and lovely experience to visit Ganapati pule. I visited in month of February. It was amazing weather cool and shiny and most importantly beach. The beach of Ganapati pule is much much better than Goa, clean, safe to play and also much much less crowd of people. So for couple or family is a perfect place. Ganapatipule is famous for Ganapati temple and really it is very very sacred and peaceful. Your spend your whole day in temple and near by place.

Apart from temple there is a Jai gad fort and light house are the 2 more famous place where you can visit and enjoy. Jai gad fort is good experience to visit as a historical place and enjoying to roam over there. In light house you enjoy the peacefulness. You feel alive over there. There are lots of activities on beach you enjoy like boating, swimming, parachute riding with boat, and many more.

The food is really tasty. Those who love fish must visit and for veg people good food are prepared in coconut oil. Just love it. The best way to travel is go by train to Ratnagiri railway station and then from. There go by state transport it will be less hectic for long journey. So go by train only. So once in a life must visit this place.
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Sushant P

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  • Sushant P
  • Lives in Pune
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"Ganpati temple with beautiful sea shore and greenery"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Its Hindu religious place. A beautiful old Ganesh temple, near sea shore. Its very popular Ganesh temple in Maharashtra. You can reach by road from Ratnagairi dist place. Ratnagiri is well connected by bus and trains. While going towards Ganpatipule temple you will enjoy hills, greenery at right side and at your left side beautiful sea shore. Its very nice place for one day trip. While going in to sea please take care yourself.
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Charu

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  • Charu
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
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"Best place for a relaxing beach holiday"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Gabpatipule, located at 6-7hrs drive from Mumbai, is still a place where commercialization has not reached fully. A place to enjoy the Arabian Sea, with clean water and white sands. The Ganesh Temple is the main attraction there. As there are very less shops (compared to Goa Beaches), eating options can be limited. There are some Hotels apart from the Tourism Dept and Home Stays. Make sure that you check the Lunar Calendar, and go between Tritiya and Trayodashi (between 3rd day and the 12 day).
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Tanuja Indi

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"Enjoyable, Picturesque,Relaxing visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
We took this wonderful drive along the coast from Ganpatipule to Ratnagiri covering amazing Beach view of Aare & Ware. My recommendation is go with some time on hand of 2-3 hours so that you can take photo breaks and absorb the excellent view of the picturesque coastline. It is really worth the time spent.
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Deb Banerjee

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  • Deb Banerjee
  • Lives in Pune
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"Ganpatiphule - A couple (of days) is enough for a couple"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Ganpatiphule has come up as a popular location for weekend travelling with every travel company, portal and holiday planners vividly advertising the destination. My take - I too planned for the destination given the beautiful landscape and beach backgrounds which accompany the ads also the costing was light on pocket, given the fact I planned an weekend extended by some public holidays. However the return vs expectations ratio was miserable. I planned my trip from Mumbai via a neeta bus. Bus travels at night drain you out, with constant pee break calls by the conductor, where one has to attend the call like an obedient student even if nature is not actually calling. The bus drops at the ST bus stop which is a very convenient location ad majot hotels and even the mandir are at stones throw. However as a day passed, it turned out that, apart from the Ganpati temple and the Konkan museum there is not much to grab upon. The beaches are dull and unkempt. The beach is touching the temple, therefore it has more of a religious flavour rather than any glam activity. Restaurants are mostly operate on thali or meal system. The food is good, with local flavour but costlier than other coastal Konkan areas like Alibag etc if not at par. Side tours are good if u have a good guide. I booked a Rick to take me around to light house and jaigarh fort etc at some 800 bucks, which was not bad and saved the trip from becoming a total dud. To summarize, the trip to the location makes more sense if there is a like minded group you travel with, book good hotels ( there are some very good hotels & resorts in area which may totally) and focus more, AROUND Ganpati pule rather then IN it. Suggested restaurants - Sameer for N Veg, and Durvankur for Veg, good hotels for stay- the MIDC, Madhachi Banat, and some hill top resorts which arrogantly stare you from their perch as they have good local report( book them if you are really looking for good time & want to impress your lady love + you claim to have deep pockets). Bon voyage.
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Hitesh

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  • Hitesh
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
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"A nice place to be visited at a nice place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Aug 28, 2015
Ganpatipule is like a haven on the earth. This place is religious place of Hindus, located at Ratnagari district. People's of Ganpatipule are very simple. The town is full covered with greenery. Nowadays Ganpati pule is one of the main tourist place in Maharashtra. Many people's are getting attracted at this place.
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