A Trip To Ganpatipule in Konkan


Complete information on how to reach Ganpatipule, where to stay and when to visit.

Ganpatipule is located on the Konkan coastline in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. Ganpatipule is known for the sacred Ganpatipule temple and the dazzling Ganpatipule beach. A trip to Ganpatipule is a trip of sheer relaxation and calmness.

Ganpatipule beach

The natural unpolluted beauty of Ganpatipule leaves us completely spellbound. Ganpatipule is a small town with loads of history and cultural richness. The Ganpatipule temple is one of the most visited sacred destinations of India. Thousands of people from all over the world pay a visit to this place every year.

Reaching Ganpatipule:

By Air: The nearest airport for Ganpatipule is Belgaum which is around 299 km from Ganpatipule.

By Rail: The nearest rail station is Bhoke, which is around 35 km from Ganpatipule. But only local trains stop at this station. So the best station where one can get down and all major express and passenger trains halt at is Ratnagiri Station, which is exactly 45 km from Ganpatipule.

Once you get down at any station, say Ratnagiri or even Bhoke, then there are lots of intercity buses which ply regularly to Ganpatipule in huge frequency. Apart from that there are many buses which ply to Ganpatipule from various other cities like Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur, Solapur and even Sangli. From Ratnagiri, one also has an option of hiring cabs or even private taxis for reaching this place.

By road: Ganpatipule is very well connected by roads to all major cities in Maharashtra. The distance between Mumbai and Ganpatipule is exactly 376 km. The distance between Pune and Ganpatipule is around 330 km and from Belgaum, Ganpatipule is 299 km away. From Mumbai, the Mumbai-Goa National Highway is the one you should take for Ganpatipule. However one needs to take a right from Sangameshwar from where Ganpatipule is almost 32 km. The right is to be taken right where the village Nivali is located in Sangameshwar.

Best Time to Visit:

The ideal time to visit this place is winters, when the climate is very pleasant and mostly it is very cold during nights. Summers are too hot and rough. But overall one can find this place full of visotors throughout the year, especially during summer vacations.

Places to Visit nearby Ganpatipule:

Malgund: Malgund is a small village just 1 km away from Ganpatipule. This village is the hometown of one of the famous Marathi poet Keshavsoot. A beautiful monument is been constructed on this place.The Malgund beach is very beautiful and worth visiting.
Malgund beach

Jaigad Fort: Jaigad Fort is located 34 km from Ganpatipule. This fort is really spectacular, as it stands tall on a cliff and looks majestic. One gets to walk along the fort walls and get to see the beautiful view of sea and Jaigad port from here.
Jaigad Fort

Bhandarpule: Bhandarpule is another beautiful beach on the Konkan coastline, and is located just 3 km from Ganpatipule.
Bhandarpule

Festivals celebrated:

Two important festivals that are celebrated in great enthusiasm are Magh Chaturthi and Gauri Ganpati.

Where to stay:

MTDC Resort: The MTDC resort is an ideal location to stay when in Ganpatipule. It is located on a small hill and the view is fabulous from there. The resort also rents out cottages that give a splendid view of the sea, tents and Konkani houses.

Durwankur Hotel: This hotel is located just close to the temple and offers both a/c and non a/c accommodations. The rates charged for these accommodations are around Rs.1050/- per day.

Blue Ocean Resort and Spa: This hotel is located in Malgund and offers Portuguese style cottages and villas charging around Rs.6600/- per cottage or villa.


Comments

Guest Author: vinod bharathwaj26 Nov 2010

great giving good information

Guest Author: Sangeeta Sanjay Chau26 Nov 2010

Thank you Vinod.



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