Beaches in India

Ganapatipule Beach

Ganapatipule Beach is a spectacular paradise along the Konkan Coast. It's a perfect gateway that captivates beach lovers, adventure enthusiasts, and pilgrims as well. It simply looks stunning with the Ganapati temple on the shores that offers a soothing atmosphere. There are some beaches in Ganapatipule where you can find complete peace and tranquility. With the breathtaking beauty, serenity of the Ganapatipule village, pleasant weather and Dwardates scriptures, this beach has become one of the famous destinations for travelers. It's an idyllic place to relax and spend a wonderful weekend with your family or loved ones. It has been always tempting a stream of sea lovers over the years with its pristine warm water and isolated stretches of sand.

Located at the distance of 375 km from Mumbai, it's a village that generally brightens and enliven up during festive seasons like Ganesh Chaturthi or Diwali. A horde of tourists turn up to visit the seashore Ganesha Temple lodging a monumental Ganesha. Apart from its serene beach, Ganapatipule is also rich in flora that includes mangroves and coconut palms. Over here, you can stroll around on golden sands or view loads of trials that head towards the beach. There are some cloistered beaches located right from Jaigad to Ratnagiri, which are separated from each other by rocky cliffs. With lots of shacks, horse riding and camel rides, the beach has become a perfect holiday destination for visitors.

Beach Resorts & Hotels on Ganpatipule

There are plenty of options to stay in Ganapatipule. You may easily find the luxury, deluxe and standard accommodation in this region with best facilities.

Some of the popular hotels and resorts are:

  • Best Western - Blue Ocean Resort & Spa
  • Krishnali Beach Resort
  • Landmark Resort
  • Holiday Resort
  • Abhishek Beach Resort
  • Krishna Sea Resort
  • Shiv Sagar Resort
  • MTDC Beach Resort
  • Atharva Residency
  • Viki Holday Home
  • Atithi Lodge
  • Morya Lodge

Things to Do on Ganpatipule Beach

Ganpatipule is one of the perfect places for a relaxed beach holiday. If you are looking for some interesting things to do here, then you must try the following activities:

Adventure Water Sports- Adventure freaks may enjoy paragliding, swimming, going for motorboat, water scooter and pedal boat rides, camel rides, etc., which are some of the popular adventure water activities in Ganpatipule and everyone should enjoy here.

Sightseeing in Ganpatipule- If you don't want to indulge in adventure activities, then you may simply sit and relax on the beach as you may enjoy a picturesque view of sunset or go for a long leisurely walk on the beach. Or else, visitors can also visit to the local Velneshwar beach temple and Swamyambhoo Ganpati Temple, where all programs are held every year. You can also go for romantic beach walks along the coastline of Konkan, with your loved ones by holding hand of each other. You may also have moonlight picnic on the silvery sands.

Shopping and food in Ganpatipule - Want to do some shopping in Ganpatipule? Just spend some quality time by doing shopping in the local markets where you'll get all types of household and decorative items at reasonable cost. Apart from shopping, Ganapatipule also offers plenty of tasty and mouth watering cuisines like ambapoli, phanspoli, fish curries, Kokam kadi, etc., which are worth trying. If you are here during summer, you can enjoy the popular variety of mangoes in the world.

Tourist Attractions In and Around Ganapatipule Beach:

The Ganpati Temple of Ganapatipule beach is itself a striking attraction that attracts thousands of pilgrims every year to visit here. This place has a series of pristine beaches apart from the Ganapatipule beach that makes it a perfect holiday destination for beach buffs. Malgund at the distance of around 2 km from Ganapatipule, is the birthplace of Keshavsut, who was a famous Marathi poet.

This beach is an ideal location to explore various tourist attractions like Ratnagiri, Jaigad Fort, Pawas, Marleshwar, Velneshwar, Derwen, Parshuram, etc. Apart from these spots, you can also visit the very old yet beautiful Swamyambhoo Ganpati Temple, where large number of visitors crowd for worshipping. Other religious places nearby beach include Swami Swarupanand's Ashram and Velneshwar beach Temple.

How to Reach

By Air- The nearest airport is at Kolhapur, which is at the distance of around 144 km. Other nearest airports are Mumbai and Ratnagiri.

By Rail- The nearest railhead is Bhoke (35 km) and Ratnagiri (45 km) that is on Konkan Railway.

By Road- The nearest route to reach Ganapatipule by road is Kolhapur (144 km), Belgaum (299 km), Pune (331 km), and Mumbai (375 km.

Best Time to Visit- November to February

So, come and enjoy the beauty of Ganapatipule beach. Check out the best deals and offers on holiday packages from Tour My India and grab the best one for your next holiday trip to this beautiful paradise.