Ganpatipule primarily known as a temple town, is a small village recognized for its pristine waters and stretches of golden sand. It is on the Konkan Coast, about 32 km (19.8 mi) from Nivali, a small village on Mumbai Goa Road. Being a coastal town, it is famous for fresh seafood. There are lots of local eateries that offer mouth-watering Malvani “thalis” (dishes) complete with “sol kadi”, fried fish and coconutty curries.
Major tourist sites in and around Ganpatipule: Ganpatipule Beach, Ganpati Temple, etc.
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When to visit: best time to visit is from October to March.
HOW TO REACH
Nearest railway station: Ratnagiri railway station on the Konkan Railway line is about 40 km (24.8 mi) away.
Nearest airport: Dabolim airport in Goa is about 280 km (173.9 mi) away. Pune International Airport is about 334 km (207 mi) away. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai is about 349 km (216.8 mi) away.
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Buses: Maharastra State transport buses (MSRTC)and private buses ply regularly between Mumbai / Pune to Ganpatipule via Ratnagiri.
By road: The distance from Pune to Ganpatipule is about 321 km (199.4 mi) via NH 48. It takes around 6-7 hours.
The distance from Mumbai to Ganpatipule is about 342 (212 mi) km via NH 66. It takes around 7-8 hours.
The distance from Ratnagiri railway station to Ganpatipule is about 40 km (24.8 mi) via SH106. It takes around 1 hour.
The distance from Panaji (Goa) to Ganpatipule is about 257 (159.6 mi) km via NH 66. It takes around 5-6 hours.
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