Top Tourist Attractions in Ganpatipule
Ganpatipule is a famed small township with astounding coastlines found in the Konkan district of the state of Maharashtra. The town is 32 km away from the Mumbai-Panvel-Goa Route and is a prominent tourist and a seaside holiday destination. It is an extensive beach front and is the centre to an MTDC watersports platform. Ganapatipule is also known for its self-manifested Ganesh Temple.
Popular tourist attractions in the town include Ganapatipule beach which is a rocky beach with white and fine silvery sand. It is one of the top sight-seeing places. Swayambhu Ganpati Temple which is 400-year-old shrine and is made of ‘Pule’, which is nothing but white sand and is considered to be a self-manifested ‘Sarsen’ of Lord Ganesha, ostensibly revealed around 1600 years ago. It is a well-known provincial tourism place and gets tourists all-round the year particularly on weekends and during breaks of 2 to 3 days.
Prachin Konkan Museum in Ganapatipule is the less discovered tourist spot which depicts Prachin Kokan in a life size, open air gallery set in an extensive three acre estate portraying life in yesteryears in the region. A directed tour in the museum takes you through innumerable facets of natural life in Konkan in the bygone times. The museum illuminates the communal, fiscal, ethnic and spiritual upbringing of Konkan.
Other places to see in Ganpatipule are Jaigad Fort, Jaigad Lighthouse, Thebaw Palace, Malgund, Velneshwar, Pawas and many more notable cenotaphs. Few of the things to do in Ganapatipule are water sports which include row boats, water scooters and banana boats. Shopping is also a great experience in Ganpatipule as one can purchase hapus mangoes and souvenirs.