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Ganpatipule Beach - Paschim Dwar Dewata

Ganpatipule Beach - Swayambhu (self-made) Ganpati
Ganpatipule Beach - Swayambhu (self-made) Ganpati
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Ganpatipule is located on the western coast of Maharashtra, at distance of around 25 kms from Ratnagiri. Unlike other beaches, the beach seems very natural & fresh as ever. It is regarded as one of the most important beaches of Maharashtra.

Major Attractions:


Major attractions include -The 400 year old temple of Swayambhu (self-made) Ganpati which is a famous pilgrimage site. It is wonderful temple having unique idol of Ganapati. The deity Ganpati of this temple is known as "Paschim Dwar Dewata" (the Western Sentinel God).

Ganapatipule is a small village popular for its serenity. Having roofed houses with clean courtyards add a charming feel to the panorama.  The greenery, blue sea, red soil, sun-drenched beach, silvery sands, rich lined plantation and cool breeze add up to the beauty of the place. The sight atop hill is fantastic. From here, the panorama of the far & wide blue Arabian Sea and the entire beach of Ganpatipule covered with white sands is a delightful experience.

Though, the beach attracts lot of swimming & water sports enthusiasts, be careful because the changing of levels of water can cause drowning accident.

Being a pilgrimage spot, non-vegetarians have limited choice here but in the suburbs it is available. Don't forget to get the original taste of the sweetmeets - Modak, Ambapoli and Phanaspoli. The welcoming "Konkanis" and the beauty of the Konkan countryside is an experience.

Malgund (1 km), Pawas, Ratnagiri, Jaigadh Fort & Marleshwar (60 kms) are other attractions nearby.

How to Reach?


Ganpatipule is well connected by road. Mumbai (375 kms), Pune (331 kms), Kolhapur (144 kms), Ratnagiri (25 kms) are the nearby places. By rail, bhoke on the Konkan railway is nearest but less preferable to Ratnagiri. Kolhapur is nearest airport.

Accommodation:


MTDC resort, sea view cottages, tents & Konkani houses are available.