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Ganapatipule

Ganapatipule Beach:

Ganapatipule Beach is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ganapatipule. Known for its water rides and lovely serene shore, the Ganapatipule has facilities of aero boats and pedal boats attracting a host of adventure tourists. The 6 Kms long beach is full of attractive tourist attractions with adequate water sports facilities making it one of the most popular beaches in Maharashtra.

 

Jaigad Fort:

Jaigad Fort located at a distance of 35 Kms from Ganapatipule is a famous tourist destination. The ancient sea fort located on the tip of a peninsula is one of the heritage monuments of Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra. The fort which lies in ruins due to constant corrosion has its extension walls in place offering a great insight to historians and tourists alike.

 

Jaigad Lighthouse:

Jaigad Lighthouse also known as the Siddha Burj is an ancient Lighthouse and one of the most well known landmarks of Ganapatipule. Built in 1832, the lighthouse is located on the western edge of the Jaigad Fort. The Lighthouse is open for tourists in the evenings between 4 Pm to 5 Pm. The ancient lighthouse is a marvel in science and technology as the lighthouse is one of the rare functional lighthouse built in the 18th century.

 

Ganapati Swayambhu Temple:

Ganapati Swayambhu Temple is one of the most important religious attractions in the city of Ganapatipule. The ancient temple believed to be over 400 years old and dedicated to Lord Ganesha is built with pure white sand. Another idol of Lord Ganesha is made of copper depicting Ganesha riding a lion. Located at a distance of 20 Kms from Ganapatipule city center, the Ganapati Swayambhu Temple attracts pilgrims and tourists from all over India.

 

Thebaw Palace:

Thebaw palace located in Ratnagiri was home to the exiled king and queen of erstwhile Burma, where they stayed for five years. Today, it houses their stone tombs and some belongings from their era. A nominal entrance fee is charges for visiting the palace.

 

Ratnadurga:

Built in a horse-shoe shape, the Ratnadurag Fort is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Ganapatipule. Bound by the sea on three sides and land on the fourth, the fort houses the temple of Goddess Bhagwati and a well, adjoining it. A highlight of this fort is the Siddha Buruj bastion, which has a lighthouse on it.