The Spectacular Ganpatipule
Ganpatipule Temple is well known for its scenic beauty. Especially, the beach along the Konkan coast attracts a lot of tourists from all over the place. Ganpatipule is one such holy place that has an equal number of tourists as the number of pilgrims visiting. Ganpatipule Temple is popular because of the self-originated Ganapati temple.
Ganpatipule is known for its clean beaches surrounded by mangroves and coconut palms. Whoever comes to visit Ganpati Pule, definitely visits the great deity Lord Ganesha. Ganpatipule Temple is about 375 km towards the south of Mumbai. The most popular local language spoken is of course Marathi. People do understand Hindi and English but barely speak them.
Ganpatipule Temple is well known for festivals like Gauri Ganapati and Magh Chaturthi. These festivals are very well celebrated along the beach. Other popular Indian festivals like Diwali, Holi, and Gudi Padwa are also celebrated here.
Cultural at Ganpati Pule
Ganpatipule Temple has Kolhapur as the nearest airport. It is popular for a lot of local preparations like delicious Ambapoli, popularly known as aam papad, Phanpoli made of jack fruit, local fish curries, and kokam kadi, a local pink-colored beverage. Ganpatipule is also very well known for ‘Hapus’ mangoes which grow only in summer.
The nearest convenient railway destination for Ganpatipule is Ratnagiri. There are many popular tourist destinations around Malgund, Velneshwar, Ratnagiri, Jaigad Fort, and Pawas.
Best Time to Visit Ganpatipule
The most convenient time to visit Ganpatipule is during winter and summer when the temperature is usually around 30 deg C. In summers the temperature rises up to 35 deg C.
Ganpatipule Temple Timings
Ganpatipule Temple is open from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm on all days for Darshan.
- 5:00 am to 5:30 am – Morning Aarti
- 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm – Afternoon Aarti
- 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm – Prasad Time
- 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm – Evening Aarti