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Ganapatipule is in the Konkan area that is the coastal area of Maharashtra situated on the sea shore of the Arabian Sea. It is a village in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. Ganapatipule is around 375 km from Mumbai on the coastal side and is a very small town with just a few 100 houses. However, the place has some spectacular beaches, which are idyllic getaways that attract beach lovers, and peace seekers. There are several places of nearby attraction Ganapatipule, which you can visit.
  • Country – India
  • State – Maharashtra
  • Zip code – Pin code - 415615
  • STC code - 02357
  • ISD code - +91 - 02357
  • Language – Marathi, Hindi
  • Best period – November to February
  • Weather – Hot and humid
  • Time zone – IST GMT +5:30
  • Currency – Indian Rupee
  • Major airport – Ratnagiri airport
Say yes to the pristine beaches of Ganapatipule this vacation

Ganapatipule is a village on the Konkan coast that comprise of a series of beaches and superb vantage points, which offer some of the stunning views of the Arabian Sea. The pristine blue waters and the white sands along with charming village atmosphere make the place a hot tourist destination. There are various points of attraction here, which has many people from all over the country to visit the place and spend quality time with the friends and family.
The Swambhu Ganesh temple is the main attraction here as many devotees flock to the temple to pay their respect and offerings to Lord Ganesh. The location of the temple and the tranquility that it provides is totally out of the world. First, the place was a pilgrim destination with people visiting the place only due to the presence of the temple of Lord Ganesh, which is a self-incarnated idol and today has a great local significance.

Best time to visit
Ganapatipule is a beach town that experiences tropical climate. The weather is hot and humid, and that is why the best months to visit are from November to February.
Summer – The summer begins in March and ends in May. The temperature is very high during this time and reaches almost 42 degree Celsius.
Monsoons – After the scorching heat, the monsoons bring pleasant climate and cool winds. There are heavy rains here, and that is why the sea too is rough and not recommended for any activities. The monsoons begin in June and end by October.
Winter – Winter begins in November and lasts through February. The temperature is low and provides a cool and pleasant climate.
How to reach
Air –The nearest airport is only 30 km from Ganapatipule and is located in Ratnagiri. There are regular flights here from Mumbai and Pune. One can easily reach Mumbai and from there are buses, taxis, railways, etc. to reach Ganapatipule.
Railway –The nearest railway station is at Ratnagiri and Bhoke. Many trains stop on this route and from there one can take a taxi and bus to reach Ganapatipule, which is just 50 km away. The train connects to various parts of the country.
Bus –By road Mumbai is 375 km and Pune is 331 km. There are regular buses that run from various metro cities like Kolhapur, Goa, Pen, etc. Ganapatipule lies on the national highway no. 17, which has a good connectivity to other cities.



Ganapatipule is a pilgrimage town with lots of pilgrims visiting the place for different festivals and fairs. The Swayambhu Ganesh temple is the most popular temple here, which is around 400 years old and is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. It is a self-incarnated idol of Lord Ganesh and is the deity of thousands of people in and around Ratnagiri.


There is one prominent museum in Ganapatipule known as the Prachin Konkan that is dedicated to the Konkan area. This open air museum takes you to the ancient times of this region, which is quite interesting and amazing. The other museum is in Ratnagiri and known as the Aquarium and Museum, which comprises of different types of fish species and their information. It is a unique fisheries museum that comprises of 1300 nos. of specimens. You can also check the age old skeleton of a whale which is 55 feet in length and 5000 kg in weight.


Here you can find secluded beaches right from Jaigad to Ratnagiri that are separated by the rocky cliffs. The beaches come with white sands. The Ratnagiri beach is also a wonderful beach, which is known as the Mandvi beach and is very near to the city and most popular as well. Bhatye beach is also a nice beach that is vast and immensely beautiful with rocks and mountains and greenery. The twin beaches of Are – Ware too are nothing short of excitement and the Gaywadi beach in Malgund is another attraction here.


There are different types of accommodations that you find here. Various types of resorts too are available at different rates and facilities. The MTDC resort in Ganapatipule is quite famous and is loved by tourists. It is bang on the beach, and you can have a great view of the beach from your rooms. The Fern Greenleaf Resort is another great 4-star resort with grand interiors and modern facilities. The Madachya Banat is another good one popular among the families. The Blue Ocean resort and spa is a plush resort with good services and beachside location.


Atharva residency is a decent and attractive hotel that provides the best amenities and has the best location as well. Sagar Darshan is a cozy accommodation in separate cabins right on the beach. The other hotels are the Shri Swayambhu Lodge, Arnav Cottages, O nest Homestay, etc.


In Ganpatipule, you can buy local products like the betal nuts, Kokam and Kokam products like the sherbet and the dried fruit, canned mango, chutneys, papads, etc. There are no malls here, but you should try the local markets where you can also find many items made of seashells.


Ganpatipule is not just an attractive beachside village, but also has a rich history. The Ratnagiri district was conquered by various rulers, and they have left back their mark here on the soil. The Ratnadurg fort in Ratnagiri is a large fort and is also the main attractions for those who visit Ratnagiri. Jaigad is another interesting fort that was built in the 17th century and is around 15 km from Ganapatipule. From here you can view the stunning evening vies of the sea and the setting sun. It is now in ruins, but you can see the confluence of river Sangameshwar and the Arabian Sea. You should also not miss the Thibaw Palace in Ratnangiri district, which was the palace built for Burma king who was exiled.


Ganpatipule serves you the best Konkani food that comprises of fish, fish curries, rice and the kadhi made of Kokum. Traditional Maharashtrian food is also served here, which should be tried as well. Try the Ambapoli, Phanaspoli and the Modak, the favorite of Lord Ganesh and will want to have more. The MTCD serves great food that is vegetarian as well as non–vegetarian meals. Hotel Sammer is another good option here. The other restaurants are Bhau Joshi Bhojnalay, Konkani spice and more.


There are various water sports activities in and around Ganaptipule, Where you can enjoy with family and friends. The activities are all done under the expert guidance of professionals who are on the spot to help you enjoy the sport.
* Enjoy Paragliding, water scooter, motorboat and the pedal boat rides, which are simply awesome. The beaches are safe here, and that is why one can enjoy a lot.

Business hub

The village of Ganapatipule is completely based on tourism. Besides, there is agriculture and various types of the plantation from which people earn a living.

Other attractions

Velneshwar shiva temple is a beautiful ancient temple tucked between the two hillocks. It is a prominent attraction here.
Marleshwar is also a good trip for the whole family. Here you can check the Shiva cave temple which is the main attraction. There is also a waterfall here which is quite stunning.
Ganpanatipule is a famous and popular destination for the tourists. Most people from Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur and other adjoining cities flock to the destination as it provides the right atmosphere, food and tranquility. The beaches are less crowded and are white and large