Ganapatipule is situated in Ratnagiri on the Konkan Coast of Maharashtra. Some people may not know this but Ganapatipule was the birthplace of the famous freedom fighter, LokmanyaTilak. This pristine village is also blessed with a long beach, which can be enjoyed throughout the year.
There are several legends behind the origin of the Swayambhu Ganapati Temple that is situated in Ganapatipule. One such legend is that, a local man was travelling in a forest when he chanced upon a Ganapati Idol. Swayambhu in Sanskrit stands for self existent, or formed by nature. These idols were not sculpted by man. He built a large temple around the idol which is the location of the famous Ganapatipule temple today. Ganapatipule is about 7-10 hours drive from Pune and Mumbai and has a high connectivity by Road, Air and Trains. The closest airports and train stations are in Ratnagiri where PuneTours can provide a Hire Taxi for Ganapatipule Tour.
Ganapatipule is the perfect location to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. With it being conveniently located a few hours away by Car from major cities like Pune and Mumbai it is an ideal destination for holiday goers. Its pristine beach has been left untouched by commercialisation and is the perfect place to enjoy in natural beauty. You can also visit the Jaigad fort and Jaigad Lighthouse which are located in Ganapatipule.
Ganapatipule also has a lot of religious significance due to a large number of significant temples. The Swayambhu Ganesha Temple being the most significant of them. If you visit the temple at the right time of the day, you can see the golden rays of the sun fall directly on the idol and illuminate it. When you book a tour to Ganapatipule from PuneTours we try and provide you with the best services.
From the last weeks of October to the first Weeks of March is the perfect time to visit Ganapatipule. Your visit will not be interrupted by the rains and the cool breeze blowing in from the sea will make your visit extremely comfortable. Since Ganapati Phule is located on the coast, it does not get as heated as the interior. So it would not be so bad to visit from the months of March – May either. Since there is very little commercialisation there is not a lot of heat and dust in the place giving you a perfect opportunity to detox from the stresses of the city life.
Ratnagiri is the closest major City near Ganapatipule with an airport and a train station. Ganapatipule is located about 7-10 hours from Pune and Mumbai. The roads are smooth and the ride is very picturesque. You can hire a cab from Ratnagiri Airport or Book a cab from the Ratnagiri Train station for a relaxing stay in Ganapatipule. PuneTours provides the best booking option for a relaxing trip to Ganapatipule Beach and temples.
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