For those who want to get under the heart of Maharashtra, must pay a visit to the amazing place Ganpatipule. Myriads of the people from different parts of the world throng to this place to explore the cultural beauty, and the religious shrine. Coming to Ganpatipule make sure to catch a glimpse of the famous Ganpatipule temple where lord Ganesha is considered to be the Paschim Dwardevata (Western Sentinel God of India) . It is believed that the 400 year old Ganpatipule idol have sprung up from the earth. Take a breathtaking picturesque of the magnificent temple nestled right on the beach at the base of a hill . Lots of devotes and pilgrims pay a visit to the temple or stroll around the hill (1 km pradakshina) as a mark of respect.
Catch a view of the stunning Prachin Konkan museum In ganpatipulle. A life size meuseum set in a sprawling three acre campus with the interesting exhibits that depicts the traditional Konkan life in yester years . Take a guided tour in the museum to delve into the historical monuments, and the enchanting sea forts. Don't miss out the opportunity to explore the lush green locale which is the paradise for bird watchers.
Plan out a visit to one of the most impressive beaches along the Konkan Coast , which is also popularly rated as the best beach in Maharashtra. The long stretch of Golden sands and clear waters will simply leave you spellbound. Indulge yourself in lot of exciting activities on the beach such as the water sports conducted by ocean adventures, Speed boats, Camel Ride, Horse Ride, Instant Snaps, and other thrilling activities. Take the pleasure of the mouthwatering Coconut Bhel Puri & also the refreshing Lime Juice . It is one of the most happening beaches along the Western Maharashtra belt and also one of the popular sightseeing places. The activities on the beach include Water Sports conducted by Ocean Adventures, Speed Boats, Camel Ride, Horse Ride, Instant Snaps, Coconut Bhel Puri & Lime Juice stalls. Double up your excitement with surfing and snorkeling .
The striking Gaywadi beach is considered one of the safest beaches in and around Ganpatipule . Enjoy and huve fun indulging yourself with various water Sports Activities . Another popular attraction of the Gaywadi beach is the famous Malgund aquarium with a variety of coastal fauna.
Engulfing an area of 13 acres ,Jaigad fort is a coastal fortification nestled at the tip of a peninsula in the Ratnagiri District . Snuggled on a cliff it overlooks a bay formed where the Shastri river enters the Arabian sea. A glimpse at the glorious structure before you enter the fort will surely catch your eyes. Don't forget to visit the Jaigad lighthouse which was built in close proximity to the Jaigad fort .
Situated in the north of Ganpatipule, Malgund is one of the spectacular vllage along the Konkan Coast. Malgund is also the popular birth place of 'the famous Marathi poet Kavi Keshav Suut'. Capture a view of the Smarak built in his memory. It is now a library and one of the popular tourist attraction.