About This Place
Ganpati Pule is a beach town in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, it lies on the Konkan coastline and is a major pilgrimage spot in Maharashtra.
It is majorly famous for its 400 year old Lord Ganesha monolith idol that is supposed to have been self- created. The idol of Lord Ganesha faces west unlike of the idols in India that face east. Apart from the temple, it is one of the virgin beaches in India untouched by commercialism.
Best Time to Visit
June to October during the monsoons and then during the Winters starting from November till Feb.
Open all time of the year.
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Marathi, Hindi and English
Airport : Pune, Mumbai, Goa
Railway station : Ratnagiri (RN)
Bus stand : Ganpatipule Bus Stop
Commonly Visited From
By Road :
To reach from Pune to Ganpatipule head towards Satara via Shirwal – Khandala. From Satara head towards Kashil – Karad – Shahuwadi – Sakharpa – Hathkhamba – Chafe – Ganpatipule. Pune to Ganpatipule private bus services are also available from tour operators. Even tourists can hire car to reach Ganpatipule from Pune.
To reach from Mumbai to Ganpatipule Use below route – head towards Panvel – Pen – Vadkhal – Nagothane – Kolad – Mangaon – Mahad – Tamhane – Khed – Asurde – Chiplun – Savarde – Navade – Chafe – Ganpatipule. There are also many Mumbai to Ganpatipule bus services available from private bus operators.