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Ganpati Pule

Ganapatipule is a small town located in the district of Ratnagiri on the Konkan coast of Maharashtra. Ganpati Pule in Ratnagiri The town of Chiplun is to its north. According to local folklore, the Hindu god - Ganapati taking umbrage by a remark made by a native lady, moved to Pule (a few km ahead of the town) from his original abode of Gule. Thus the region was named Ganpati-pule.

400 years 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, and pilgrims walk around(pradakshina) the hill as a mark of respect.

Ganpatipule is situated along the western coast of Maharashtra 375Km south of Mumbai, along the Konkan coast. Ganapatipule is one of the most spectacular beaches along the Konkan Coast - an idyllic gateway that attracts peace-seekers, beach lovers, and pilgrims alike. The temple of Swayambhu (Self-originated) Ganesh is much frequented by thousands every year. The God is considered to be the Paschim Dwardevta (Western Sentinal God of India), and those who visit Ganapatipule, make it a point to pay their respect to this great deity.

Aside from its clean beach and clear waters, Ganapatipule is rich in flora, including mangroves and coconut palms. Here, you can leave the hectic world behind as you laze around on golden sands or explore the many trails that lead from the beach.


Aare Beach
Purnagad Fort in Ratnagiri

Aare Beach , One of the untouched beaches from konkan region. This is only 15 kms away from Ratnagiri towards Ganapatipule via Nevare village. (A short cut route to Ganapatipule from Ratnagiri). This is a very long beach having length approximately 3 kms. This is a perfect spot for a one day outing. A beautiful and dense plantation of Suru protects the villagers from the cyclone. Many celebrities own land properties near to this beach. Certainly this beach will be a star attraction for tourist in near future.


Purnagad Fort

Purnagad fort is situated on a mountain which is at the origin of Muchakundi creek. This fort is having a small area but the bastions are having a very strong construction. One can view the entire fort premises in a sight.

The fort is having two doors, one facing east and the other facing west directions. The fort is very close to the village- Purnagad. It's a ten minutes walk. The main entrance door is a very robust structure between the two bastions. There is a Hanumanji's deity and a well at the entrance. The well is presently dry and in startled condition. There is no arrangement of drinking water at fort premises. Pictures of Moon, Sun and Lord Ganeshji are carved onto the main entrance door. A vestibule of security guards are present on the either sides of the main entrance door. There are stair cases from four sides up to the top of the fort. A mind blowing scene of Sindhusagar (Arebian sea) can be clipped from the top. According to some evidences, this fort was constructed by Ch. Shivaji Maharaj, but some evidences suggests that, it was constructed by Shri. Sakhoji Aangre, son of Kanhaoji Aangre.


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 Bhatye Beach 03 Nights & 04 Days Ratnagiri-Ratnagiri
Ratnagiri Bhatye Beach

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  • Starting Point:
  • Bhatye Beach

  • Ending Point:
  • Bhatye Beach

  • Duration:
  • 03 Nights / 04 Days


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