Aare Beach is a pristine and unexplored beach that displays nature in her best form. One of the most scenic destinations in all of Maharashtra, the beach is surrounded by lush greenery and is reputed for being completely garbage-free. The clean waters make it an ideal place for swimming!
Distance from Ganpatipule: 7 km
Jaigad Fort, also known as the Fort of Victory, is a 16th-century fort that extends over an area of 13 acres in the coastal region of Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. Located near Jaigad Village and approximately 20 kms to the north-west of Ganpatipule, the remains of the fort stand steady on a cliff overlooking the Jaigad creek where River Shastri enters the vast and mesmerising Arabian Sea. Jaigad Fort is an engineering marvel for the purpose it was built. A glance at the magnificent structure before you enter will surely amaze you. A visit to the Jaigad lighthouse which was built in close vicinity to the Jaigad fort is a must.
Distance from Ganpatipule: 19 km
The Patit Pawan Mandir is a famous Hindu temple that was built by Shriman Bhagojisheth Keer in 1931. This is a place where even untouchables can worship their God as other people would, and thus the development of the temple created a storm in an age where untouchables were constantly dehumanized.
Distance from Ganpatipule: 22 km
Located in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, Velneshwar is a village south of the Guhagar town. Velneshwar is well known for the temple of Lord Shiva and also has a beautiful crescent-shaped beach that is clean, unspoilt and ideal for swimming. Velneshwar gets much of its limelight during the month of March, when the Maha Shivratri Festival is held here, as a tribute to Lord Shiva. If you are seeking an ideal water point where you can relish the beauty of nature while swimming and sunbathing, then the Velneshwar beach in Maharashtra is the perfect place for you.
Distance from Ganpatipule: 38 km
The Guhagar beach is a long stretch of pristine waters and glistening sand, lined with shady Suru trees, that extends for almost 6 kilometres. This beach is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the Guhagar Taluka, and at the same time it boasts of being amongst the cleanest beaches in the entire region, which is why people love to bathe in these clear waters.
Distance from Ganpatipule: 55 km
Known For : Vashishti River Marleshwar Temple Guhagar Beach
In the quiet, far away from the city port district of Ratnagiri in Maharashtra, lies Chiplun, the city that offers you time among mango groves next to the beautiful lake, Vashishti. This town is most known for its white sand beaches and beautiful mango and cashew groves by the Vashishti river.
Distance from Ganpatipule: 85 km
Best Time: July to February
Known For : Harnai Port Unhavare - Hot springs Panhalakaji Caves
Dapoli, situated 215km away from Mumbai is popular tourist destination that serves the needs of all kinds of travelers. It is known as mini-Mahabaleshwar of Maharashtra owing to its cool climate throughout the year. It is located in the Ratnagiri district and is a famous Konkan hill station.
Distance from Ganpatipule: 98 km
Best Time: June to September
The Anjarle Beach is one of the most scenic and secluded beaches in Dapoli, and looks absolutely mesmerising with its tall palm trees and clear blue waters. The non commercialised beach is also especially famous for the ¥Kadyawarcha Ganpati', which is a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesh and is located on the top of a cliff.
Distance from Ganpatipule: 121 km
Wrapped all over with lush green vegetation, the Chandoli National Park is an ideal habitat setting for a wide and distinct variety of animals, birds and reptiles. This green paradise is one hidden gem that should make its mark in your Maharashtra Wildlife Tours itinerary. It makes for an adventure packed tour with its thrilling jungle safari, bird watching, trekking and other activities. Travellers receive a unique opportunity to witness exceptional views of nature.
Known For : Panhala Fort Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary Shri Chatrapati Shahu Museum (New Palace)
Kolhapur is situated on the banks of the river Panchaganga in the south-west region of Maharashtra. Kolhapur derives its name from a mythological story of Kolhasur - a demon who was slayed by Goddess Mahalakshmi. The famous Mahalakshmi temple is situated here in the honor of Goddess Mahalakshmi.
Distance from Ganpatipule: 155 km
Best Time: July to February
Known For : Sindhudurg Fort Scuba Diving in Malvan Rock Garden, Malvan
Malvan is a culturally and historically important town in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. It is well known historically for the Sindhudurg Fort of Chatrapati Shivajiraje. Culturally, it is famous for it's mouth-watering Malvani sea-food and sweets. Fishing is the main occupation of the region, which generally sees a hot and humid climate because of its proximity to the sea.
Distance from Ganpatipule: 161 km
Best Time: November to March
Known For : Harihareshwar Beach Kalbhairav Temple Ganesh Gully
Surrounded by four hills and with river Savitri flowing through the town, Harihareshwar is famous for its temple of Lord Harihareshwar and is a popular weekend beach destination especially for people in Mumbai and Pune.
Distance from Ganpatipule: 154 km
Best Time: October to March
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