Ganpati Phule Beach


Ganapatipule is lapped by gentle foam-flecked waves from the expanse of the Arabian sea, Laced with the unforgettable aroma of fruits, flowers and mangroves, Carrying the timid whispers of saying coconut trees.

Ganapatipule is situated along the western coast of Maharashtra 375 km south of Mumbai, along the Konkan coast. Ganapatipule is one of the `Ashta Ganapatis' (eight Ganpatis) of India and called the `Paschim Dwar-Dewata' (Western Sentinel God). Climate is moist and humid but healthy.The winter season is most pleasant with temperatures dropping at nights. However, summers are bad from March to May. This place is famous for a 400 yrs old Ganesh temple and its enthralling golden beaches.The clear water and the silver sand said that mother nature has blessed this place with her glory.

Location info:

Address:375 km south of Mumbai, along the Konkan coast
District: Ratnagiri
Nearest City: Pune ,Ratnagiri
Best time to visit: March to May.



Interesting things to do:

Afternoon enjoy backwaters boat cruise & cultural program through Western Ghats in Large Fishing Vessel

Interesting things to Visit:

Swayambhu Ganpati Temple: Ganapatipule is an important pilgrimage centre. The temple is known for it's unique idol of Lord Ganpati and it's magnificent temple (`Swayambhu' or self-originated, not man-made, `Ganpati' or the lord of the `ganas' or army). The temple is 40 years old and is at the foot of a hillock. Most pilgrims take a `pradakshina' around the hill instead ofjust the temple.

Jaigad Fort is a mere 35 kilometres away, an archaeological marvel that time and poor maintenance have done very little to diminish the splendour of the fort


Gowalkot Fort:Ancient Fort of Shivaji Maharaj, located on top of a small hill, bank opposite Vashisthi River Jetty, gives you beautiful view of the valley around & smoothly flowing Vashisti River.

Mahabaleshwar:Mahabaleshwar is well connected from Chiplun, located approximately 105 km. from Chiplun, one need to take diversion from Poladpur junction on the way to Mumbai. For nature lover, a must to do drive, beautiful one full with ghats & scenic beauty.

Hedvi South:A temple dedicated to lord Ganesh.

Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:The nearest railhead is Ratnagiri 50 km on the Konkan railway.
Nearest Airport:The nearest airport is at Ratnagiri, 50 km away.
Road Transport:
Mumbai to Ganapatipule (via Mahad) is 375 km,
Pune to Ganapatipule (via Satara) is 331 km.
Kolhapur to Ganapatipule is 144 km.

Nearest Visiting places:

Velneshwar: 170 km from Ratnagiri is the village of Velneshwar. It's adjoining beach is clean and natural fringed with an array of coconut palms. Swimming and other water sports are possible there as the beach is free from rocks. There is an old Shiva temple near Velneshwar which is frequently visited by pilgrims

.Ratnagiri: Very popular for Alfanso mangoes, this also happens to be the birth place of Lokmanya Tilak, one of the well known freedom fighter of India. Visit Lokmanya's house -`Tilak Smarak' (Tilak Monument) or the Pati Pawan mandir - the first temple to be built for non-brahmins, by S. Savarkar. On the outskirts of the city, one can trace the famous Bhatye beach. Other places of interest include the Coconut Research Centre, Ratnadurga Fort, Bhagwati Bunder (sea port) and the Sea food processing centre at Mirya. Ratnagiri is 50 km from Ganapatipule.

Thebaw Palace: Constructed in 1910-11, the Thebaw Palace was built for the exiled king and queen of Burma (now Myanmar). They lived in this palace from 1911 till their death in 1916.

Malgund: Birth place of the famous Marathi poet, Keshavsoot. It is a small peaceful village about 1 km away from Ganapatipule. The Marathi Sahitya Parishad (marathi Literature Society) has constructed a beautiful monument called Keshavsoot Smarak in the memory of this poet.

Raigad Fort: At the entrance of the Sangameshwar river and 35 km from Ganapatipule is the Raigad Fort standing on a cliff. It belongs to the 17th century and offers a commanding view of the sea. Raigad's sea fort is situated at a sheltered bay. It's beach is small and safe.

Pawas: Besides its natural beauty and serenity, Pawas achieved prominence when Swami Swaroopanand had made it his abode. The place where he used to reside is now converted into an ashram. A visit there takes one back in time.

Marleshwar: 60 km from Ganapatipule, it is famous for it's Shiva temple and waterfall.

Derwan: 85 km from Ganapatipule, it is well known for it's Shiv Shristi (an exhibition on Chhatrapati Shivaji).

Parshuram: 112 km from Ganapatipule is known for Parshuram temple.

Nearest Petrol Pump:


MTDC Beach Resort
Hotel Landmark, Ganpatipule
Hotel Krishna Sea View
Hotel Prabha
Hotel Regency

Things to carry:

Mineral water bottles, food, first aid kit, some extra clothes and so on.

Tips & Suggestions:

Preferred clothing include loose cottons, although warm clothing during winter nights is recommended.


Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:
Sushrut Surgical and Maternity Hospital
Deputy district hospital
Society/Community Phone Number