We started from Pune with the aim of riding through the coastal route of Konkan. We reached at Ganeshgule and were stunned with the sunset there.
Ganeshgule: Okay, this one is a bit far from the city and can be seen in conjunction with Ratnagiri or Panhala – popular tourist locations close by. The reason for entering this list is the remoteness of the place with only one resort (the Oceano Pearl) nearby. Well, if you are lucky, you can actually have the resort and the beach all to yourself! It is one of the most pristine yet remote beaches I have uncovered along this coast. Sit on the rocks at one end of the beach, marvel at the entire place, write your worries on the sands, then take a long walk to touch the rocky walls on the other end of the beach. Finally, catch a ruddy sunset in the evening, while you lose yourself in a solitary dusk broken by the sounds of the crashing waves alone…then walk back to see the blue waters erasing all your scribbled worries to call it a day. That’s Ganeshgule for you, helping you reclaim your life, one wave at a time…
Distance: 360 km from Mumbai
Where to stay: Oceano Pearl is the only accommodation available here and is situated right next to the beach. Alternately, head to Ratnagiri, about 25 km to the north for plenty of options
What else: Ratnagiri has lots to see nearby including Ratnadurg fort (a famous bastion of the Maratha empire, Thebaw palace – the residence of the exiled Burmese king and a few other beaches, though not as pristine as Ganeshgule