Ganpatipule Temple, Ganpatipule

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. Plan my Ganpatipule trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • Felt blessed. No long queues. No pushing by staffs while having darshan. You can sit in temple. You can spend time in temple premises. You have Dal Khichdi Prasad in between 12 Noon to 2 PM. Really ni...  more »
  • On 2 ND of Jan visited ganapatipule temple it was a very Godly experience at the temple. The temple is facing to the sea shore while chanting Ganapati stotra the background sound of sea takes you to h...  more »
  • Visit early morning if possible. Temple opens by 7 AM. There is a free shoe deposit room available at the entrance of the temple. Mobile and other gadgets are allowed to be carried inside the temple. ...  more »
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  • Nice nature!!! Wow! I am missing that days... Good to come with family. If you are old and want to go for good temple. It is for you. Amazing architecture. You can also enjoy beach, water sports. Fact - if you are going then watch the colour of soil, land it's red!!!
  • Beautiful temple, very asthetic place. Feels very calm and peaceful. The beach is very clean, the local people have maintained the beach very good. As the place is a major tourist attraction therefore many tourist stuff is available in near by place.
  • Now a days Improved. Very clean beach. One of the best beach of konkan. Known for mini Goa. 400 years old Ganesha temple is also major attraction. ¬†The idol is said to be a self-created (Swaymbhu) of Lord Ganesha, allegedly discovered 1600 years ago. Now Ganpatipule has water sports¬†also.
  • Expected this place to be crowded because of its fame. As an historical holy place, it was an amazing experience with a beach. Must visit Holy place on coastline.
  • Clean and peaceful environment. Good crowd management. Must visit place. Just beside beach or rather on beach. Sunset time is really awesome here. Temole gets a golden hue. The place awakens hidden photographer in each person. Clean beach front too. During seasons of tourism mindless tourists create a lot of mess on this beach. Many stalls are set up to cater people but people end up toiling the place and dumping trash everywhere. It would be better to contain eatingaround eateries to avoid spreading trash.

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Where to stay in Ganpatipule

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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