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Ganpatipule


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Rs. 1,000 per person

Best time to visit

November - July

Recommended stay

1 to 30 days

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About Ganpatipule

Ganapatiphule is a quiet and serene village located in Ratnagiri district of south west Maharashtra in India. It is famous forbeing the birthplace of nationalist leader Lok Manya Balgangadhar Tilak. It has a 6 km stretch of virgin beach on thefascinating komkan coastline. According to the local folks the village of Ganapatiphule is blessed and during the devotee days miracles often took place. As per the legends, once a villager was running through the jungles and he stumbled upon the idol of Lord Ganesha. He built a temple around the idol. For the past 400 years people have been making additions to the shrine. The village is bestowed with a delightful beach where the river meets the Arabian Sea and the hill shaped like Ganpati enchants the visitors. \the village is possessed with a moist and humid climate.
CONNECTIVITY TO GANAPATIPHULE:
The nearest railhead is Konkan railway Bhoke which is 35 km away from Ganapatiphule. The nearest airport is the Ratnagiri airport and state run bus transport services connect Ganpatiphule to major cities in the State.
ATTRACTIONS IN GANAPATIPHULE:
Malgund is a small village at a distance of 1km from Ganapatiphule and it is the native homeland of Maratha poet Kavi Keshavsoot. The memorial to the poet is worth visiting.
Velneshwar is a beautiful village with a serene beach surrounded by coconut trees where one can relax in tranquillity. During Shivaratri many visitors flock the old Shiva Temple.
Ratnagiri is a town located 25 km from Ganapatiphule and the region has a glorious past as the Pandavas settled here after their 13 year pilgrimage. There are three main attractions here. The Thibaw Palace, the Lokmanya Tilak Smarak and the Patit Pawan Mandir. The last king of Burma was imprisoned in 1885 in Thibaw Palace. The memorial of Lokmanya Tilak is still diligently maintained by the locals.  The Patit Pawan Mandir is the place of worship for non Brahmins.
Jaigarh Fort is perched on a mountain cliff located at the entrance of Sangameshwar River just 35 km away from Ganapatiphule. This is a 17th century fort which offers a majestic view of the sea.
Jaigarh Lighthouse was built in 1832 and is situated in one of the bastions called Siddha Buruj. It is still functional and is located on the western boundary of theJaigarh Fort.
Ganapatiphule beach is a white silvery sand beach and is not safe for swimming owing to rocks. The adventure seekers can try their hand at kayaking. It is an ideal place for spending one's vacation. At the end of the beach is a small cliff. The view from top is marvellous and trails of mango trees and cashew trees encompass the beach.
Ganapatiphule idol is built of nothing but phule which is white sand and is self-originated. Another idol of Ganpati made of copper is placed in the Sanctum Sanctorum. It depicts the Lord striding on a lion. The idol is situated in such a way that the golden rays of the sunlight penetrates and lights the idol. The Swayambhu Ganapati Temple is located 20 km from Ratnagiri.