Ganpatipule is famous for
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Heaven of Maharashtra -Ganapatipule
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.
Nice and relaxing Beach vacation
There are lot of nice resorts near this beach. We stayed in "Sagar Darshan Beach Side Resort" from where there is a bautiful view of sea and you can just walk down to the beach in less than a minute.
Activities to keep busy !!! What else do you need when there is a beautiful and relaxing beach.
Still, there are few tourist attractions nearby :
1. Thiba Palace
2. Bhagwati Bunder
3. Ganpati Mandir
4. Jaigad Fort
5. Kavi Keshavsut Smarak
7. Lokmanya Tilak Birth Place
10. Prachin Konkan Museum
11. Aare and Waare are twin beaches near Ganpatipule on the way to Ratnagiri ahead of Bhandarpule. There is a sunset point near Aare beach which is surrounded by sea on three sides!
I am heading to Ganpatipule
History of Ganapatipule
Located in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, Ganapatipule is a small heritage town. It lies on the Konkan Coast and serves as a great holiday destination for beach lovers. The town is mainly known for its 400 years old statue of Lord Ganapati. According to legend, after being insulted by a local lady, Lord Ganapati moved away from his original abode which was known as ‘Gule’ to another place a few kilometres away known as ‘Pule’. This is how the place received its name. Since the place is not very commercialised, it is a retreat from the bustling city life. From forts to beautiful sandy beaches, there are many interesting places to visit inGanapatipule.
People and Culture of Ganapatipule
The population of Ganapatipule mainly comprises Maharashtrians and Marathi is the prominent language of the place. Gauri Ganpathi and Marg Chaturthi are two most significant festivals celebrated in the region.
Things to Do in Ganapatipule
Ganapatipule Beach is among the most popular Ganapatipule tourist places. It is a rocky beach with cashew trees lined along the beach. The Jaigad Fort is also among the chief Ganapatipule attractions. The exterior walls of the fort feature bulwarks. The fort offers a beautiful view of the bay and the sea. On the western end of the Jaigad Fort is the Jaigad Lighthouse. It is believed to be around 180 years old and offers a splendid view of the surrounding. While sightseeing in Ganapatipule, one must definitely visit the Thebaw Palace, which served as a home to the king and queen of Burma for five years.
Ganapati Swayambhu Temple is also among the important Ganapatipule places to visit. This 400 years old temple dedicated to Ganesha, is built of pure white sand. The idol of Ganesha is believed to be a monolith which was self-created and discovered over 1600 years ago. There are many things to do inGanapatipule for tourists who seek adventure. One can engage in various water sports arranged by the Maharashtra tourism department such as banana ride, row boats, water scooters, etc.
Food and Shopping in Ganapatipule
After exploring the numerous places to see inGanapatipule, one can indulge in authentic Maharashtrian cuisine which is served at the numerous food joints around the place. Fish Curry and Kokam curry are two popular dishes of Ganapatipule which are worth trying. Bhanu Joshi Bhojnalay, Mehendales Swaad Dining are few of the restaurants that serve authentic local cuisine. During the Ganapatipule tour, one must definitely try ‘modak’, which is regarded as the favourite sweet dish of Lord Ganesha.
Tourists can shop for artefacts, souvenirs and other decorative items made of seashells from the shops located near the Ganapatipule sightseeing places. If you visit the place during summers, make sure to buy some ‘hapus’ mangoes which are a specialty of the place. Cashew nuts, mango pickles are some of the other things that you can buy.
Accommodation in Ganapatipule
Those who are wondering how to reach Ganapatipule need not worry since there are many options. The closest airport and railway station from Ganapatipule is in Ratnagiri, which is located at a distance of 30 km. Therefore, it is well connected by road, rail and air. There are numerous buses that ply from Mumbai to Ganapatipule. One can also rent a cab and drive down to the place.
There are numerous hotels in Ganapatipule that offer all modern facilities. One can easily find budget and luxury hotels in Ganapatipule.
Ganpatipule seems to be very popular this season!