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Old 31st March 2009, 20:39   #1
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Since last one year my family was planning a trip to Ganpatipule, but the trip could not materialize due to work schedule of individual persons. Finally we could figure out a weekend when we could put our plan into action. We made it to Ganpatipule(GP) on 27th March. We were 4 adults, myself, sister and mom/dad. Since I had morning shift on friday, we planned to leave to GP that afternoon itself.

Car: Hyundai i10 MH04-DJ-5852

Day 1: 27th March
Finally we hit the roads at 3.30pm and finally made it to GP by 11.45pm. It was very adventurous trip since most of the roads being ghat section and we had to cover maximum distance in dark. The route we took is as follows:



Thane 0
Panvel 35 Take NH17, Goa Highway, Turn Right
Pen 32
Vadagal Phata 5 Turn Left, straight goes to Alibag
Pali 26
Indapur 26
Managaon 10
Mahad BP 25
Pholadpur 24 Ghats begin
Khed 36
Chiplun 33
Sangameshwar 47
Nivali 25 Turn right, actually its almost a 'U' turn Off NH17, 5 kms before Hathkamba
Chafe 21 Turn left
Ganapatipule 12

The above route was suggested by hvkumar. His guidance and inspirations were deciding factor for success of this trip. BIG THANKS to him and this great forum.

The roads consist almost Ghat section after Poladpur with lots of twist and turn. But the traffic was thin so i enjoyed the drive and could maintain good speed.
We checked into Hotel Shree Sagar at 12 AM. Since we planned the trip at last moment, we could get accomodation only at this place and I was happy when I heard from them that the rooms are available. But the happiness turned into frustration when we saw their room. I m not able to point single thing, but over all the room was not the worth the money we paid (Rs.1650 A/c for 4 person). Please avoid this place. We hit the sack by 12.30 in night and kept alarm for 6 in morning.

Day 2: 28th March
As planned we we woke up by 6.30 and hit the beach by 7am. We had a ball of a time on the beach and returned to room by 9am. We took bath and in the meanwhile, my dad could manage to get a better room at low price. So we shifted to Atithi lodge at 10am. We had breakfast at restaurant attached to Hotel Durvankur. Food was really good, try Onion bhaji and batata vada. We then took blessing of Ganpati and then we set out to Pawas (Swami Swaroopanand Math) and Ganeshgule beach. My office colleague told me to take the coastal route to Pawas via Ratnagiri. The experience on that road was splendid and awesome since it had the Arabian sea running parallel most of the time. The view was inexplicable!!! From GP we took a right at Nivare Phata which is around 6Km from GP. Then we took the aare-vare marg to Ratnagiri. We also had a brief stop at aare vare beach which is also spectacular, but I think it doesnt have many tourist like GP. Ratnagiri is around 15-20Km from GP when you go via coastal route. Enroute Ratnagiri, you see a bridge where on the left side a creek enters into Sea on right side, the view is simply invaluable and awesome. From Ratnagiri to Pawas was around 10-15Km. We visited the ahsram and then started to Ganeshgule beach which is around 7 Km from Pawas. My office colleague sugested this beach to me, he said that, on one fine day during high tide this beach is comparable with Pattaya and langkawi beaches, unfortunately I could not reach there during high tide!!! The beach is simply beautiful, pristine and untouched. Its almost no mans land, no tourist on the beach. We had to go to the beach via a small village. We reached GP using the same beautiful route and reached by 5Pm to watch the sunset. BUT, unfortunately the sunset experience was stealed away by dark clouds!!! We were very sad to miss the sunset. We had dinner at the same place where we had breakfast. They had only Maharashtrian Thali for dinner. Food was good if you like maharashtrain food, else Tarang restaurant in MTDC is good.

Day 3: 29th March
We again got up by 7pm and checked out by 9pm and were ready to drive back home. We wanted to take a tour of MTDC resort, so we went there for breakfast. Food was really good at Tarang restaurant. After visiting the resort i understood why people are crazy about MTDC resort. The view and proximity to beach are the key. We then bid adieu to this beautiful place at 9.45Am with heavy heart and set out on our return journey. We reached Thane by 6PM in evening including 1.5 Hour breaks in between for tea, food and fuel. We had food at Vitthal Kamat near Mahad. Food was very good but costly.
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lovely pics anf good trip report. I am sure you enjoyed the drive!! How are the road conditions on the NH17?
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Aha,
at last, someone visited to Ganeshgule beach.
I was there in dec 2006. this is best beach next to Kondura beach[ i will not mention the location].
Ganeshgule is not known much to tourist and let it be remain same. Its secret beach reserved for very few people like you and me. For family, ladies, it is the beach where they can have beach bath freely without any worry.

@viv1984,
Nice pics though too many.
Near Ganapatipule, there is Bhandarpule beach which is as good as g'pule and g'gule and it is just less than 5 km away. At places like Bhandarpule and Ganeshgule, there will be no one except you and your family.
Have you visited Bhatye beach which is near the ratnagiri creek bridge? bhel puri and paani puri are famous at that beach.

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fantastic pictures and report. I luved the train shot too. Which location did you spot the train. Being a rail fan loved it.
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fantastic pictures and report. I luved the train shot too. Which location did you spot the train. Being a rail fan loved it.
It was at Parshuram Ghat near Chiplun. The waterbody that you see is River Vashishti.

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Aha,
at last, someone visited to Ganeshgule beach.
I was there in dec 2006. this is best beach next to Kondura beach[ i will not mention the location].
Ganeshgule is not known much to tourist and let it be remain same. Its secret beach reserved for very few people like you and me. For family, ladies, it is the beach where they can have beach bath freely without any worry.

@viv1984,
Nice pics though too many.
Near Ganapatipule, there is Bhandarpule beach which is as good as g'pule and g'gule and it is just less than 5 km away. At places like Bhandarpule and Ganeshgule, there will be no one except you and your family.
Have you visited Bhatye beach which is near the ratnagiri creek bridge? bhel puri and paani puri are famous at that beach.
We did not have time to visit Bhandarpule and Bhatye beach. From the road, even Bhatye beach was looking splendid. We had only a single day at our disposal, hence other beaches was not possible.

Even Ganeshgule was not in our plan since it was far away from GP, but one of my office colleague who has spent his engineering degree in ratnagiri, told me not to miss that beach.

Btw, pls share location detail about Kondura beach.

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lovely pics anf good trip report. I am sure you enjoyed the drive!! How are the road conditions on the NH17?
Road conditions are good as of now. No problem whatsoever. Since this was my first time travellling on NH17, I was quite surprised by the length of Ghat sections. I didnt expect so much of ghats. There are hardly any plain roads between poladpur and ratnagiri!! But roads are good.
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Nice pics Viv!
Most of the pics of the road running parallel to the beach and the hill near the sea reminds of of Vizag-Bhimili road.
BTW, is GP near Mahabaleshwar?
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Nice pics Viv!
Most of the pics of the road running parallel to the beach and the hill near the sea reminds of of Vizag-Bhimili road.
BTW, is GP near Mahabaleshwar?
Not very near though.. Its approx 250km (thbians, confirm if i m wrong).. You have to come to poladpur and take left to join NH17.
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