Explore Ganpatipule

Apart from the beaches in Ganpatipule there are many interesting spots of importance to the tourist. The backwaters of Ganpatipule is worth exploring, MTDC has watersports and boating options also in the backwaters. With the sightseeing options in and around Ganparipule, Ganpatipule has all the options to make a funfilled vacation away from the cities.

The 'Swayambhu Ganpati mandir' famed as the paschim dwar devta is the primary sightseeing spot in Ganpatipule. Located at the Ganpatipule beach, the temple and the beach together forms hightlight of sightseeing in Ganpatipule. Although Ganpatipule beach is a tourist destination it is primarily also a religious place and consuming alcohol should be avoided here.

Ganpatipule Temple - Ganesh idol

Holidays in Ganpatipule

Aare Waare Sunset Point

Aare and Ware are twin beaches very close to Ganpatipule ahead of Bhandarpule. Aare and Ware are two very pretty beaches however the reason why it is famous is the sun set points the road to the beaches offer. The beaches have approach roads that almost go over a cliff and at the sunset point it offers almost 270 degree view of the sea. The vantage points are arguably the best places in Ganpatipule to watch the setting sun.

Jaigad Fort - Ganpatipule

The 17th century Jaigad fort is located about 15 KMs from Ganapatipule. The Jaigad fort offers some beautiful sea views especially during evenings. Now in ruins Jaigad Fort is a perfect place to have a picnic perched on a cliff overlooking the confluence of River Sangameshwar and the arabian sea. Jaigad fort is definitely a must visit spot during a holiday in Ganpatipule. Jaigad fort is located very close to the ferry wharf connecting Ganpatipule to Hedvi.

Prachin Kokan -Ganpatipule

Prachin Konkan is a life size museum in Ganapatipule depicting life in yester years in Konkan. Prachin Konkan, is the brain child of Mr. Sardesai who succeeded in not only providing interesting information about Konkan to tourist but also employment opportunities for the localites. A guided tour takes you through various aspects of life in Konkan in the past. There also is an interesting 'nakshathra ban' in the premises where trees are worshipped.

What to See in Ganpatipule

Karahateshwar Mandir

Karhateshwar Devsthan is situated in the village Nandiwade near the Jaigad Fort. The temple is a wooden structure, built during the regime of Shilaharas on the slopes of the hill by the seashore . A flight of steps leads down to the temple. Structurally the temple doesnt have much to boast about however the place is truely peaceful. A flight of steps leads down from the temple towards a sea view point.

Keshavsut Memmorial

Keshavsut Memmorial although no architectural marvel is a delight for a person interested in Marathi literature. The house of the great Marathi Poet Keshavsut is preserved in Malgund as a monument 2 Kms from Ganpatipule. You can visit the room where the great poet was born. Behind this house there is a gallery giving information about Marathi Poets.

RIL Mango Processing

Ril is a small village located between Ganpatipule and Jaigad fort. Ratnagiri is famous for the alphonso mangoes and the Kane Family started mango farms in the year 1955 which graduated to a mango processing industry under the name of Ril Fruit canning industry in 1970. Now a full fledged industry, call RIL for a factory visit as well as purchasing products of Ril food products

Lakhmi Keshav Temple Kolisare

Legend has it that during the Mughal regime the idol was kept hidden in the Rankala tank in Kolhapur to protect it from from being destroyed

While the idol was being brought back to be reinstated in its orginal place the idol grew so heavy while it was at Kolisare that it turned impossible to move it from there and thus the Lakhmi Keshav temple was built at Kolisare. The idol is five feet in height with four hands holding conch (Shankh) chakra, Gada, Padma (lotus flower), on its right is an eagle. The idols are carved out of black stone with large Keshav and a miniature Lakshmi standing by his side. Both idols were beautifully decorated with flowers bestowing blessings on the devotees. Kolisare is about 22 kms from Ganpatipule.

Lakhmi keshav temple - Kolisare