Summer getaways: Here’s how you can reach Ganapatipule, an ideal tourist destination in Maharashtra

Get your swimming and beach costumes ready and head to one of the most ideal summer getaways in the state of Maharashtra, a state with a coastline spreading over 720 kilometres long.

Last Updated: Apr 21, 2017, 11:22 AM IST
Summer getaways: Here’s how you can reach Ganapatipule, an ideal tourist destination in Maharashtra
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Mumbai: It’s that time of the year when you would like to soak in the luxuries of cool waters and pleasant breeze. You don’t really want to stay indoors during this vacation season and hence would love to beat the heat in style, no?

Then what are you waiting for? Get your swimming and beach costumes ready and head to one of the most ideal summer getaways in the state of Maharashtra, a state with a coastline spreading over 720 kilometres long.

The beaches on this part of the Arabian sea offer some of the most spectacular holiday destinations.

If you are planning a vacation, then here’s a perfect destination you can head to in the state of Maharashtra.

Ganapatipule

 Located at a distance of about 375 kilometers from Mumbai along the Konkan coast, Ganapatipule, which is blessed by a 400-year-old self-originated idol of Lord Ganesha, will rekindle the adventure enthusiast in you.

You can explore a variety of water sports like row boats, motorboats and paragliding for recreation. Those who love exploring cuisines can pamper their tastebuds by gorging on some delicious Konkan fish curry, kokam or sol kadhi and lip-smacking modaks.

The state government’s Maharashtra Tourism website helps you with a quick travel guide to reach Ganapatipule.

Here’s how you can this tourist destination:

By Air:

The nearest airport is at Kolhapur.

By Rail

The nearest railhead is Bhoke (35 kms) on the Konkan Railway. However, Ratnagiri (45 kms) is more convenient.

By Road

Mumbai-Ganapatipule (via Mahad) is 375 kms. Pune-Ganapatipule (via Satara) is 331 kms. Kolhapur-Ganaptipule is 144 kms.