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Ganapatipule

Ganapatipule

Weather

Ganapatipule experiences a typical tropical and coastal climate with warm summers and moderate winter season. The summer season starting from March extends till June with temperatures reaching a high of 40-42 degrees Celsius. The summers are warn and sticky and can be a deterrent for overseas travelers. The monsoon rains lash Ganapatipule between July and September bringing moderate rainfall. The winter season from November to January is pleasant and slightly chilly with minimum temperatures dropping to nearly 10 degrees Celsius. The best time visit Ganapatipule is in the winter season with moderate climate and good sunshine making it comfortable to relive the old age charm of this coastal city. 

How To Reach

By Road:

Located on the extension of the Mumbai Ratnagiri highway, Ganapatipule is connected by good motor able roads and highways. Located at a distance of 291 Kms from Mumbai, 25 Kms from Pune and 300 Kms from Belgaum, private cabs and bus services from the Maharashtra State Transport connect Ganapatipule to all regions of the state.


By Air:

Ganapatipule does not have a dedicated airport facility and the nearest airport is the one located in Kolhapur at a distance of 144 Kms. Kolhapur airport receives regular flights from all parts of India including Mumbai and Pune. Regular cab and bus services are available to reach Ganapatipule from Kolhapur.



By Rail:

The closest railway station to reach Ganapatipule is the one located in Ratnagiri at a distance of 45 Kms. Located on the Konkan line, Ratnagiri is well connected with regular train services to all parts of India. Cabs and buses are freely available at Ratnagiri railway station to visit Ganapatipule.


Overview

Ganapatipule is a small coastal town located in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. Known for its price tine beaches and Arcadian monumental beauty, Ganapatipule is bounded by the green hills and blue sea. The city is also a major religious hub attracting devotees to pray at the famous Ganapti temple making it one of the most visited pilgrim destinations in India. Sunrise and sunset of Ganapatipule are ethereal splitting the blue waters into hues of orange and red.

 

Located along the Konkan belt, Ganapatipule is easily accessible from Mumbai and well connected to all major cities and towns of Maharashtra. The pristine and virgin beaches of Ganapatipule attract a large number of tourists and Honeymooners making it one of the most popular weekend getaways from Mumbai and Pune.

 

With its lovely beaches and being a religious hotspot, the city has something for everyone as far as Gourmet feats are concerned. While vegetarian food is the most preferred choice of the vast numbers of religious tourists, local shacks and small eateries selling batata vada and sabudana khichdi are a treat for any traveler. The sweet modaks considered to be a favorite of the patron God Ganesha are one of the best known delicacies of the city.

 

Ganapatipule may be a small coastal town but it’s driven by a huge commercial activity especially in the Food and Beverages segment. The city is the best place to get cashew nuts, coconuts and kokum sherbets which are unique to Ganapatipule and its surrounding areas. The mango variety of devgad hapoos is one of the most exported breeds of mangoes synonymous with Ratnagiri and Ganapatipule. The city is also famous for its water sport avenues especially row boats, aero boats, water scooters, pedal boats and motor boats. The beach tents here too are very popular.

 

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated in August or September is one of the biggest festivals in the city attracting a large number of tourists and pilgrims. Unbelievably large crowds of devotees gather at the Swayambhu Temple and Ganapatipule beach making it one of the most beautiful sights to cherish.  Accommodation options in Ganapatipule range from budget hotels to luxurious resorts. While summers may be a bit harsh and humid, the costal ambience of the city along with its spiritual bliss makes Ganapatipule one of the most beautiful tourist locations in Maharashtra.