Ganpatiphule is one of the most dazzling and calm locations of the Konkan region. If you are looking for an escape where you want just some me time and beach time, then you must visit this place.
Ganpatiphule is filled with beaches and a popular temple called the ‘Ganpati temple’ where people from far away places come here in Ganesh Chaturthi in masses to celebrate Lord Ganesha.
Now, without further adieu, let’s get started!
- Ganpatipule Beach
This beach is a gateway to rich culture, impressive countryside and you will experience the diverse culture of Maharashtra, Ganpatiphule beach is the most popular beach there. According to the legend stories, Ganpati Ji repositioned himself to Pule from his actual homestead when he was insulted by a local lady in Gule which thereby came to be known as Ganpatiphule in the later years.
It is situated 375 km away from Mumbai city, and exotic palms and coconut trees surround the beach. The weather of Ganpatiphule is pretty much the same all day round so you can visit it anytime you want.
- Swayambhu Ganpati Temple
This temple is nearby the beach and around 1 km away from the Ganpatiphule Bus stand. It is one of the ancient places of Ganpatiphule. The temple is about 400 years old and it is the prime attraction that draws thousands of pilgrims each year to seek the blessing of Lord Ganesha.
The idol of Ganesha that is believed to be self – created was discovered 1600 years ago. The other idol of Lord Ganesha is made of copper and placed in the sanctum sanctorum. This idol depicts the god riding on a lion.
This temple is unique as it is one of the few temples in the country in which the face of the lord faces west to guard the Western Ghats.
- Jaigad Fort
This place is a bit far from Ganpatiphule, it is some 19 km away from it and one of the best locations to visit for all history lovers. This monument is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India. It is located near Jaigad village in Maharashtra.
You can see the sea and a lighthouse from the fort, the view from this fort is aesthetic and beautiful.
- Aare Ware Beach
It is one of the calmest beaches you will ever come across when you visit Ganpatiphule. As you know, this place is known for its private beaches and you can consider this one as a private beach. It is one of the lesser-known beaches of the Ratnagiri district. The beach is very long — it is 3km and mostly untouched. At the seashore, you will see a dense plantation of Suru. It is an isolated beach covered with smooth sand and the best location for travellers who are seeking peace and solitude.
So, there you go, some of the top locations of Ganpatiphule that you can’t miss when you visit it!