Getaways Mumbai to Ganpatipule - 400 Kms
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Located in - Maharashtra Ratnagiri
Distance from Mumbai - 400 km approx.
Hours by Road - Around 6 hours
Best time to visit - March to November
Located on the western coast of Maharashtra, Ratnagiri was a port during the rule of the Bijapur kingdom. Presently, it is an important tourist destination and features unparalleled beauty of the landscape and beaches. The vast shoreline appeals to all travelers even as the Sahyadri range forms a stunning backdrop. The hot springs and waterfalls also enhance the beauty making it a rejuvenating place of visit from Mumbai. What to see in Ratnagiri The Ratnadurg Fort is one of the main attractions in the Konkan region. It overlooks the town and the natural harbor of the place. Ratnagiri Lighthouse, Anjarle Beach and Mandrem Beach are other popular places of visit.
Historically famous as the birth place of Lokmanya Tilak, Ganpatipule is a serene village in the Ratnagiri district. The shoreline here is 6 km long and feature stunning beauty. Untouched by commercialization, Ganpatipule has a prominent weekend retreat for Mumbai residents. What to see in Ganpatipule The Swayambhu Ganapati Temple is the main attraction besides the beaches. Legends reveal that a villager happened to stumble over a Lord Ganapati idol in the forest and then a temple was built. The shrine dates back to at least 400 years!