TEMPLE OF LORD GANESHA
The Ganapatipule Temple is a Holy Place located in the Ratnagiri District of Maharashtra. This temple is located on the coast of beautiful Ganpatipule beach and nearby Aare Ware Beach. Ganapatipule is famous for this Swayambhu Ganesh Temple as well as for its beautiful Beaches. According to the history, Lord Ganesha (Ganpati) was angry by a observe and left his home then reached to Pule. So the town got its name as Ganpatipule. While some people believe that Ganpatipule got this name from the white sand (Pule in Marathi) from which the idol of Lord Ganesh was crafted. Prachin Konkan is an open-air museum with models portraying traditional Konkan life. Jaigad Fort and a British-built lighthouse tale to the north coast area.
Ganpatipule beach is an additional well-known tourist attraction of the town because of its spectacular beauty. Coast in face of the Ganpatipule temple has various coconut palm over its spread.
Velneshwar is a beautiful village in the Konkan. It is located north of the Shastri River. Velneshwar is a very peaceful spot having a splendid beach. This village has a very ancient temple of Lord Shiva. The sanctuary of this temple was found to local fishermen in his net while fishing.
The lighthouse near Jaigad in Ganpatipule is breathtaking. One can get gorgeous views of the infinite Arabian sea from the lighthouse. It was built in the year 1932. Seek to visit the lighthouse between 4.00 pm and 5.30 pm. The most outstanding thing is this lighthouse is still functioning!
Attractions: Swayambhu Ganpati Temple, Aare Ware Beach, and Malgund Beach.
Eating out: You can try the batata vada and sabudana khichdi. It is also the best place to have solkadi. Ganpatipule is also a known spot for getting sweet modaks, which are the favorite of the patron God.
How to reach: Distance from Mumbai approx. 340 km by car/bus. Travel time up to 8 hrs.
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