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Ganpatipule mandir

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Ganapatipule Temple

29th Jan 18

Ganpatipule Mandir

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Ganapatipule Temple

Umesh Bhonkar
27th Jan 18

An ancient fort turned to ruins, still moat is significant

An ancient fort turned to ruins, still moat is significant  Video Review

Jaigad Fort

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
14th May 16

Very famous temple of Lord Ganesha

Very famous temple of Lord Ganesha  Video Review

Ganapati Swayambhu Temple

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
14th May 16

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Reasons to go to Ganpatipule

1Beautiful and clean beaches to relax
Beautiful and clean beaches to relax

Beach | Sea | Peaceful | Sand

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sanjay Keni shares, “what a beach -Ganpatipule, crystal clear blue water with lovely white sands ”

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Anset monteiro

Anset monteiro3.6/5

2 reviews

Relaxing holiday, but was missing WiFi

Loved the places in and around the Resort, like Prachin Konkan, Magic Garden, Fish Aquarium, Jaigad Fort . The beaches were nice and clean, the water sports was safe.

Kishore Khanchandani

Kishore Khanchandani5.0/5

4 reviews

Best beaches

Had been to Ganapatiphule in Dec17 from Mumbai by self driven car. It is 380 km from Mumbai with travel time being 7-8 hours. The journey is pleasant and the beaches are wonderful. While returning managed to do darshan at Pali and Mahad. The Aarey warey beach is must to visit. Avoid travel at night since roads do not have much street lights and without dividers the vehicle on other side are difficult to manage

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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.

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Ganapatipule Temple, Ganpatipule

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Ganapatipule Temple, Ganpatipule
Jaigad Fort, Ganpatipule

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View of the fort

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