Ganapatipule was obviously a little crowded than Malgund because of the famous Ganpathi temple present here. Here, it looked like a typical indian beach with shops, coconuts, water rides,camel rides, things to eat and people everywhere. Even Ganaptipule is less crowded when compared to other beaches of India. You find most of the crowd at the beach stretch near the temple. As you go further, even here the crowd is very scarce and the water is very clean. I think the effervescence of cleanliness is due to very little crowd.
How to reach?(From Pune)
Take the Mumbai-Pune expressway,stay on it for almost 150 kms and when you reach Karad, take a Right. From there it is almost a 3 hours ride. The roads are mostly good with some bad patches. Place to stay
We stayed at a place called 'Darya Sarang resort' which was more than comfortable for what he charged us. It was a two minute walk from the malgund beach and the hospitality,facilities and the maintenance was also very good. There are other resorts around Ganaptipule also.
So, if you think Goa is crowded and mainstream,Andaman and Lakshwadeep are too costly, beaches of Kerala are too far to travel from the centre, here are a group of underrated beaches telling all those mainstream beaches a BEACH PLEASE! :)
-The Wanderer's Archive ,Paras Mohamed.