A quaint little town along the Konkan Coast of Maharashtra, Ganapatipule is a popular beach haven. Legend has it, that Lord Ganapati (a Hindu God), on being
offended by a native lady, changed his dwelling from Gule to Pule, and thus the town was named Ganapatipule. It houses the famous Swayambhu Ganapati
temple.The drive to Ganapatipule is quite spectacular, lined with beaches, an expanse of palm trees and casuarinas plantations, and small fishing villages
Malgund is a small village about 1 km. away from Ganapatipule, and the native place of the famous Marathi poet, Kavi Keshavsoot. You can visit the poets
house, which has been renovated and converted into a students hostel. The memorial to the poet, built by the Marathi Sahitya Parishad, is also worth a visit.
Velneshwar: The beautiful village of Veineshwar, situated north of the Shastri River, has its own peaceful, coconut-fringed beach, where one can relax in
tranquility. The village comes alive each year during the Maha Shivaratri fari, when pilgrims in large numbers visit the Old Shiva Temple.
Ratnagiri: About 25 km away from Ganapatipule lies the district headquarter town, Ratnagiri. The region has a long illustrious past and is even mentioned in
Indian mythology as the place where the
Local Festivals: Many festivals are celebrated along the Konkan Coast. Among the most significant are Gauri Ganapti and Magh Chaturthi (the fourth day of
the lunar month of Magh, believed to be the birth date of Lord Ganapati),Other festivals like Holi, Gudi Padva and Diwali are also celebrated with equal fervor,
and to be here during this time is an experience in itself.
Ganapatipule By Air
The nearest airport is the Ratnagiri airport (50 km) which needs a taxi fare of Rs 200 to get there. Other airport is at Belgaum (300 km).
Ganapatipule By Bus
The State Transport plies buses from Mumbai (375 km), Pune (330 km) and Belgaum (300 km). The tariff per seat is Rs 200 and the frequency of the buses is
every three hours
Ganapatipule By Train
The nearest railhead is the Konkan Railway Bhoke which is located at a distance of 35 km from Ganapatipule. However, Ratnagiri, the convenient railhead is
located at a distance of 45 km.
Accommodation in Ganapatipule
There are a number of hotels in
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