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Old 8th September 2019, 02:13   #136
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Dear teamBHPians
I知 planning the Pune - Ganapatipule trip in late October of this year, immediately after Diwali
Based in the numerous discussions in this thread that I have been actively following, I知 a little bit confused as to what route is suggested.

I知 hauling 6 adults and 1 kid in an Ertiga ZDi with barely 40K on the odo. None of the passengers are known to be motion sick. I知 open for your route suggestions, especially given the rains and the flood like situation that we have had. And yes the stay is in MTDC, Ganapatipule

Also, is any one aware whether scuba diving is still available in Ganapatipule.

Many thanks as always to my friends for your suggestions and recommendations

Cheers
Happy motoring and safe one too

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I知 a little bit confused as to what route is suggested.
It's best you ask this question closer to your travel date. This monsoon has been brutal to the roads; hopefully, they'll start fixing the roads once the rains subside.

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Also, is any one aware whether scuba diving is still available in Ganapatipule.
Unless you want to do it just for the heck of it, I'd strongly recommend you not do it in Konkan. The water is too murky and the price is too cheap. It costs a few hundred rupees where proper scuba diving at established places goes up a few thousand. Only shows how many corners would be cut.
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Old 26th September 2019, 16:03   #138
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I am planning a trip from Ratnagiri to Pune on 1st of October. I intend to take the Ratnagiri - Shahuwadi - Kokrud - Karad - Pune route. Does anyone have the latest on the road condition. Also any suggestions on alternate route?

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It's best you ask this question closer to your travel date. This monsoon has been brutal to the roads; hopefully, they'll start fixing the roads once the rains subside.



Unless you want to do it just for the heck of it, I'd strongly recommend you not do it in Konkan. The water is too murky and the price is too cheap. It costs a few hundred rupees where proper scuba diving at established places goes up a few thousand. Only shows how many corners would be cut.
Dear TeamBHPians
Now the date is closer to my pre-planned travel date. I am leaving for Ganapatipule from Pune on Monday i.e 28th Oct 2019.
Can someone please suggest a route, esp. in light of the recent Maharashtra rains.

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Dear TeamBHPians
Now the date is closer to my pre-planned travel date. I am leaving for Ganapatipule from Pune on Monday i.e 28th Oct 2019.
Can someone please suggest a route, esp. in light of the recent Maharashtra rains.

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Soumen
Kindly keep us updated on your experience. I intent to travel from Mumbai to Ganapatipule in this week.
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A route update - road widening work is in progress on Karad - Kokrud - Malkapur road, leaving the road in shambles. The road conditions easily add 30 min travel time for a 60km journey. I have heard that Karad - Peth Naka - Shirala - Malkapur road is in much better condition, and it adds only 15-17km to the journey.
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Old 21st February 2020, 22:24   #142
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we visited in the last week of december. Followed the default google route post Karad and the road was ok. Didnt face any issues. There are very good fish restaurants in Ratnagiri hence stopped there for lunch post which we headed to Ganapatipule. Ratnagiri-Ganpatipule road is beautiful. The default google route back from Ganapatipule to Pune was better than that to Ratnagiri.
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Friends, any recent updates on this route? A quick drive is in the plans, sometime soon...
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Route update:
- Based on experience in Feb 2020, avoided Karad-Kokrud-Malkapur route completely, took Karad - Peth Naka - Shirala - Bambawade - Malkapur road instead. The road quality was excellent, and added only 15km to the travel. Google maps worked quite well.
- The road between Malkapur and Amba is broken at every 500m interval, and it is broken really bad.
- Amba ghat is in reasonable shape, but a few broken patches till Dabhole

I could maintain average speeds of 70kmph on NH4, 55kmph from Peth Naka to Malkapur, and 35kmph from Malkapur to Ratnagiri.
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Hi Folks
Am planning a three day break in early January to visit Ganpatiphile. Plan to drive from Powai. Grateful for advice & feedback on updated route condition and suggested intenarary. Prefer a safer & comfortable route option compared to a shorter /bad road /congested option.
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Route Update:
Went with tried-and-tested path through Peth Naka - Shirala - Bambawade last week. This piece of road is in excellent condition, with avg 60kmph easily possible.
Bambawade - Amba road is under repairs. The craters have been filled up, but the top coat is yet to be applied. I could see the work going on, slowly.
New potholes have come up on Sakharpa - Pali section, need cautious driving.
Pune - Karad is in better condition than Karad - Pune. This section is well-covered in multiple threads already.
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Route Update:
Went with tried-and-tested path through Peth Naka - Shirala - Bambawade last week. This piece of road is in excellent condition, with avg 60kmph easily possible.
Bambawade - Amba road is under repairs. The craters have been filled up, but the top coat is yet to be applied. I could see the work going on, slowly.
New potholes have come up on Sakharpa - Pali section, need cautious driving.
Pune - Karad is in better condition than Karad - Pune. This section is well-covered in multiple threads already.
Hi, I am planning for a trip to Ganpatipule tomorrow from Pune.. Days 2,3,4,5.
Can you please advise on a decent stay near the beach with available parking for 2 cars. Some insights on charges will help a lot.
I am hoping that lockdown isn't going to start interim.
Thank you in advance for your support.
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Hi, I am planning for a trip to Ganpatipule tomorrow from Pune.. Days 2,3,4,5.
Can you please advise on a decent stay near the beach with available parking for 2 cars. Some insights on charges will help a lot.
I am hoping that lockdown isn't going to start interim.
Thank you in advance for your support.
I have heard from my colleague that MTDC resort is the best for Ganpatipule.
He had been there with Family, its close to the beach or you can say right on the beach. You can check online for the rates
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Hi, I am planning for a trip to Ganpatipule tomorrow from Pune.. Days 2,3,4,5.
Can you please advise on a decent stay near the beach with available parking for 2 cars. Some insights on charges will help a lot.
I am hoping that lockdown isn't going to start interim.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Beach front villa is quite good. Parking is adequate. If you have the budget ask for the villas on the top, excellent view of the sea.
Food is not that great, everything else is good.

Pro Tip - since by the time you reach Ganapatipule it will be time for lunch, a better option is to take a detour to Ratnagiri city and have excellent sea food lunch. After that, drive down to your destination. Ratnagiri - Ganapatipule road is by the sea side so quite scenic in itself.

Don't forget to visit Jindal temple and lighthouse; an hour+ drive from Ganapatipule. Lighting inside Jindal temple during the evening is very beautiful and makes for a very serene atmosphere. Lighthouse closes by 4...I think.
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Thank you all for the feedback. This time the venue had to change, but I would keep these in mind for the next visit.
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