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Ratnagiri , Maharashtra

Ganpatipule is a small town on the Konkan coast in Maharashtra. Infact it is so small that it is hardly on the map and you may miss it out completely. But you definitely should not. This is a place of long stretches of white pristine sand, a sea that welcomes you completely and a mild sun for most of the time. This is a place which successfully takes away the aches and pains of your life and gives you an absolutely new lease to live life. Ganpatipule may not be on your list of places till now, but now it should top it. This is one of the pilgrimage places with one of the eight holy Ganpatis in this area. The place has a very interesting folklore and the temple is a place of great reverence. 400 years old Ganpati image at Ganpatipule is said to have sprung up from the soil. This deity faces the West, so as to guard the western gates, unlike deities in other Indian temples who face the east. The best part is that this is at a base of a hill and gives the whole temple a very unique feel. If you want to explore the place go to the Jaigad fort. One of the trademark Maratha forts, it is today in ruins. But situated at the mouth of a river and so close to the sea, it has a beauty of its own. The place is a storehouse of folklore and mystery. To explore further, go to the lighthouse. The entire scene of the raging sea and the setting sun fills you to the brim with beauty. This is a virtually untouched beach and it is waiting for you to explore it.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 32.0°C /89.0°F 68 mm 77feet /km2 Jan-Feb,Oct-Dec Coming Soon

Places of Interest

  • Jaigad Fort

    "Jaigad Fort (Marathi: ???? ??????, Jayaga?a kill?) (Also transliterated as Zyghur in old British records.[2]) is a coastal fortification that is located at the tip of a peninsula in Ratnagiri District, in the state of Maharashtra, India. Nestled on a cliff, it overlooks a bay formed where the Shastri river enters the Arabian Sea.[3] It has a commanding view of the bay and the open sea. A jetty port, and a lighthouse is located nearby. Although in ruins, most of the fort's outer wall and ramparts still stand. A deep moat surrounds the fort side not facing the cliff edge. It is a protected monument.[4]"

    Jaigad Fort

  • Jaigad Lighthouse

    "Ganpatipule Hotels near Jaigad Lighthouse | Find Best offers on Ganpatipule hotels near Jaigad Lighthouse Online at MakeMyTrip.\nThe Jaigad light house is located near the Jaigad fort and was used for the purpose of port security and navigation in old times. The lighthouse was built in this place in the year 1832 and it is positioned over a bastion. The bastion on which this lighthouse is standing is known as the Siddha Buruj. The Jaigad lighthouse is nowadays used in the night for the local people and is still functional. It overlooks the fort too which is located on the eastern side. The Jaigad lighthouse is a grand one and looks pretty spectacular standing on the edge and looking over the sea with such grace. The Jaigad lighthouse was built by the British army officer named John Oswald. It controls the regions of Dabhol and Ratnagiri by providing navigation through sea. One can also witness the confluence point where Shashtri River meet Arabian Sea from the top of the lighthouse and a profound view of the village is also stunning. Many people come to visit this lighthouse and stay in the hotels near Jaigad lighthouse, Ganapatipule. You can pre-book your hotels in Ganapatipule near Jaigad lighthouse from which also provides exciting discounts and packages to the travelers. Most people prefer budget hotels near Jaigad lighthouse for economical stays. Hotels in Ganapatipule serve their customers with good food and luxurious rooms."

    Jaigad Lighthouse

  • Ganapatipule Beach

    "Ganapatipule is one of the most spectacular beaches along the Konkan Coast - an idyllic getaway that attracts peace-seekers, beach lovers, and pilgrims alike.\nThe temple of Swayambhu (self-originated) Ganesh is much frequented by thousands every year. The God is considered to be the Paschim Dwardevta (Western Sentinel God of India), and those who visit Ganapatipule, make it a point to pay their respects to this great deity.\nAside from its clean beach and clear waters, Ganapatipule is rich in flora, including mangroves and coconut palms. Here, you can leave the hectic world behind as you laze around on golden sands or explore the many trails that lead from the beach."

    Ganapatipule Beach

  • Swayambhu Ganpati Temple

    "The idol of Ganapati at the Swayambhu Ganpati Temple is built of pule which is nothing but white sand and is believed to be self originated - it is not man made. \nAnother idol of Ganapati which is made of copper is placed in the Sanctum Sanctorum. It depicts the Lord astride on a lion. The idol is so set that at sunrise and sunset, the golden light of the sun penetrates and lights the idol. \nThe Swayambhu Ganpati Temple is about 20 km from the town of Ratnagiri. The rhythmic beat of the nagaras is heard in the early morning. The chaughadas rhythms can be heard in the evenings when the clothes on the idol is changed."

    Swayambhu Ganpati Temple


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