Sparkling blue waters, endless stretches of golden or silver sand,
sun beams dancing through the swaying palms, waves playing with
the sand dunes, a cool breeze whispering sweet nothings in your
ear. This is the land of Ganpatipule, one of Maharashtra's almost
Nestled in the greenery is a nearly 4000 year old landmark the Swayambhu
Ganpati Temple (Swayambhu means a self-originated idol, Ganapati).
It is flooded by thousands of devotees and tourists every year.
Ganpatipule, the Lord of the 'ganas' or army and "pule"
means sand dunes. It is one of the 'Ashta Ganapatis' (eight Ganpatis)
of India and is known as 'Paschim Dwar Dewata' (Western Sentinel
God). Ganapatipule is a small village, serene, sedate and unspoilt.
The beach here is still natural and pristine as ever. And travelling
by road is an experience by itself. The vast 'Konkan stretch abounds
with scenic greenery There are narrow mud-roads, the earth is red
and the roofed houses with clean courtyards add a quaint touch to
the panorama. The local vegetation includes fruit-bearing trees
like mango, betelnut, banana, jackfruit, coconut etc. more >>
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Hotels & Lodging
Ganpatipule is idyllic… sparkling waters against silvery shores; jagged palm fronds framed against magnificent sunsets. This is the spot where you can soak in hours of sun and sea-spray, watch time drift by, wonder at sunrises, marvel at sunsets, drink in the moonlight and dance on the moonbeams. And if you are looking for a spot of action, Ganpatipule is a venue for paragliding.