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Ganpatipule is a small town located in the Ratnagiri district. It is known for the quiet and beautiful beach. Serene beach makes a goog break from the city and and an awesome weekend getaway.


The beautiful village of Velneshwar, situated north of the Shastri River, has its own peaceful, coconut-fringed beach, where one can relax in tranquility.

Resting on a cliff, at the entrance of the Sangameshwar river, just 20 km from Ganapatipule, is Jaigad Fort. This 17th-century fort offers a commanding view of the sea and an almost unique view of Konkan village life. A scenic 15 km back road connects Ganpatipule to Jaigad via Malgund.


The 400-year-old Ganpati idol at Ganpatipule is said to have sprung up from the soil. This deity faces the west, so as to guard the western gates, unlike deities in other Indian temples who face the east. The temple is at the base of a hill. The temple of Swayambhu Ganesh is much frequented by thousands every year.

How to reach

Best Route from Pune to Ganpatipule (300 Kms)
Pune - Satara - Umbraj - Chiplun State Highway - Patan - Chiplun - Savarda - Chafe - Ganapatipule