The Virgin Beaches:Konkan

Tripoto
26th Nov 2016
Day 1

There is are several beaches on the Konkan coast of Maharashtra that still remain to unexplored by mainstream visitors. We had been to Ganpatipule which almost a 6 hr drive from Navi Mumbai.
Ganpatipule is famous for its 400 years old Swayambhu Ganpati Temple on beach of Ganpatipule beach is though crowded but it's quite vast so there quiet patches as well. Places to stay: There is a MTDC resort on beach itself, however to get a booking it's difficult.You need to book well in advance. But nonetheless there other small hotel around. We had stayed in Club Mahindra property 2 km away from the beach.
Don't forget to buy kokam syrup/sherbet of local produce .

Ganpatipule Beach

Photo of The Virgin Beaches:Konkan by Anomitra Dey

Syambhu Ganpati Temple

Photo of The Virgin Beaches:Konkan by Anomitra Dey
Day 2

Ganpatipule is in Ratnagiri district which has a associated history with it. Ratnagiri was small town in Maharashtra industrially viable but it is now shaping into a larger city.  Ratnagiri is almost an hour drive from Ganpatipule. There two roads leading to Ratnagiri from Ganpatipule one is National highway and other one is a Major State highway. Prefer the MSH because it's a coastal road flanked beaches and Dorset and you pass small local villages

Ganpatipule is in Ratnagiri district which has a associated history with it. Ratnagiri was small town in Maharashtra industrially viable but it is now shaping into a larger city.  Ratnagiri is almost an hour drive from Ganpatipule. There two roads leading to Ratnagiri from Ganpatipule one is National highway and other one is a Major State highway. Prefer the MSH because it's a coastal road flanked beaches  Aare Warey a twin beach followed by others and forset and you pass small local villages. There 2 forts in Ratnagiri one is Ratnadrug another opposite to it with the light house. Also Thibhaw palace where last king of Burma was exiled. Ratnagiri house Lokmanya Tilak birthplace as well.
Jaigad is another fort which is one hour drive from Ratnagiri.
Apt place for a quick weekend trip. Best time visit would during winters.

Ratnagiri port

Photo of The Virgin Beaches:Konkan by Anomitra Dey

Ratnagiri Station : Konkan Railway

Photo of The Virgin Beaches:Konkan by Anomitra Dey

Ratnadrug fort

Photo of The Virgin Beaches:Konkan by Anomitra Dey

Coastal road Ganpatipule to Ratnagiri

Photo of The Virgin Beaches:Konkan by Anomitra Dey

Virgin beach on the way to Ratnagiri

Photo of The Virgin Beaches:Konkan by Anomitra Dey

Tilak Ali

Photo of The Virgin Beaches:Konkan by Anomitra Dey

Thibhaw Palace

Photo of The Virgin Beaches:Konkan by Anomitra Dey
Photo of The Virgin Beaches:Konkan by Anomitra Dey

Fishing port Ratnagiri

Photo of The Virgin Beaches:Konkan by Anomitra Dey

Lighthouse Ratnagiri

Photo of The Virgin Beaches:Konkan by Anomitra Dey
Photo of The Virgin Beaches:Konkan by Anomitra Dey
Photo of The Virgin Beaches:Konkan by Anomitra Dey
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