Label : Must Visit
Tags : Water Sports
Time Required : 3-4 hrs
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If adventure sports are what get your adrenaline pumping, then make sure that you do visit Ganpatipule in Ratnagiri. With its wide assortment of water sports, this destination is a daredevil's paradise. The facilities are arranged here by the MTDC and are functional from November to May.
What makes Ganpatipule popular among the younger generations is its wide array of water sports facilities. Put your strength to the test with row-boating in this destination, which is an exciting ride in the beach water. Skim through the sea water with motorboats and water scooters, which will surely give you the James Bond feels! Go banana boating with friends or family and enjoy a unique bonding experience. All in all, Ganpatipule beach is an exhilarating experience indeed!
Air: The nearest airport to Ganpatipule is Belgaum situated at a distance of 299 kms. Other alternative is an international airport at Mumbai which is 375 km from your destination. One can easily take a taxi from outside the airport to reach the beach town.
Rail: Railway station at Bhoke situated on Konkan Railway route is the nearest railhead to Ganpatipule at a distance of 35 kms. However, Ratnagiri serves as the more convenient railhead lying at a distance of 45 kms from the destination.
Road: Ganpatipule is connected to many major cities like Mumbai (375 km), Pune (330 km), Belgaum (299 km) via a good network of road. Regular state owned bus services ply to and fro between the cities. There bus service from Ratnagiri as well.
Activities offered: Motorboat, Water scooter, pedal boats, paragliding, swimming, row boats, aero boats, Kayaking, Jet skiing, bumper ride, Banana Ride, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing
Cost of Activity: Starts at Rs. 600 including equipment, depending upon the kind of activity.
Difficulty Level: Easy-Medium
Nearest Airport: Belgaum
Nearest Railhead: Bhoke/ Ratnagiri
Nearest road city: Belgaum
Region: Arabian Sea
Time required: 4-5 days if you want to try out all the different sports