Ganapatipule is a amazing beach located in Ratnagiri district along the konkan coast in Maharashtra. The temple of Swayambhu Ganesh (Self originate Ganesh) which is Hindu god is the attraction in Ganapatipule.
Aside of the coastline & clear water, Ganapatipule reach in plant life which mostly includes coconut palms & mangroves.
A lot of festivals are commemorating beside the Kankan coast among these festivals Gouri-Ganapati is most significance which celebrate in lunar month Magh.
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Attraction Around Ganapatipule
Ratnagiri: This is the district place which approximate 25km from Ganapatipule. This place have the extended famous past. This also states in the Indian mythology.
Malgud: This is the birthplace of the famous Marathi poet Keshavsoot. This village is just 1 km away from Ganapatipule.
Velaneshwar: In the north of the Shastri River Velaneshwar is located. This place has its own beach. In this village there is old temple of lord Shiva where a large number of pilgrims visit during Maha Shivratri.
Pawas: Pawas is famous for the Ashram of Swami Swarupanand.
Jaigad Fort: This fort is 35 km from Ganapatipule. Jaigad fort is resting at the entrance of the Sangameshwar River on precipice. This ford is build in 17th centaury from which we can see the Kokan village life as well as the view of the see.
How to reach:
By Air: Kolhapur is the nearest airport from Ganapatipule.
By Train: Ratnagiri & Karbude are the nearest railway stations from Ganapatipule.
By Road: There are regular buses to Ganapatipule from Ratnagiri as well as Mumbai (375 km), Pune (331 km) & Kolhapur (331 km).