Ganpatipule Temple, Ganpatipule

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The idol at Ganpatipule Temple representing the deity Ganpatipule stands out for an interesting reason; where deities in other Indian temples face east, this deity faces west in order to guard the western gates. The attraction sits at the base of a hill, which pilgrims walk around as a sign of respect. A popular beach also flanks the temple, where tourists and locals crowd to enjoy the sun, making it a convenient stop on a larger day trip. If you want to avoid the massive crowds, arrive early in the morning, tour the temple, then choose your favorite spot on the beach without competition. Make Ganpatipule Temple a centerpiece of your Ganpatipule vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Ganpatipule itinerary builder.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The temple is situated right on the beach very peaceful. It has ample parking space. The deity is a beautiful swambhu Ganpati. The Temple is very famous and many people come here for this temple only....  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    Ganpatipule ...best ...... Very year in month of may, i going there with my family.. this place is picnic spot also. Nice beach.. mumbai to ganpatipule - 375kms..  more »
  • July 20, 2017
    The temple is located on the beach side. Inside the temple, you will feel peace, full of positive vibes. The beach is very clean, far far better than Mumbai beaches(=D). There are lots of homestay opt...  more »
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  • June 28, 2017
    Waste of money and time. Too much crowded. There is nothing to enjoy here. Beach is very dirty. Municipality restroom available but lacks of water in it. Guhaghar Beach is much better option instead of this. Lodges available but expensive. Parking Available but not Free. It's just religion place like any other. Not a good Picnic Spot. Avoid..
  • July 15, 2017
    It's a temple of Lord Ganapati. It is situated on one of the sea shores of Arabian sea. Campus is big. But the sea shore here is dangerous to swim in. Due to its increasing popularity this place is catching many tourists towards it.
  • April 22, 2017
    Beautiful temple in front of the Ganpatipule sea beach. Don't miss the 'Bhog' (religious offering) which starts from 7 PM everyday. Delicious food. You don't need anything to eat after that. Enough quantity.
  • July 15, 2017
    Lord Ganesha's temple alongside the sea. Majestic temple and pleasant place to visit with family and friends.
  • June 20, 2017
    Must visit place. Amazing experience. Beautiful temple.

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As Ganpatipule has grown in popularity, more and more hotels have sprung up in this tourist destination. The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation runs a large resort, though you can also opt for one of several smaller places to stay, including resorts, inns, and budget hotels. Consider exploring a number of specialty accommodations in Ganpatipule, including beachfront villas and charming homestays.
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