Ganpatipule Temple, Ganpatipule

The idol at Ganpatipule Temple representing the deity Ganpatipule stands out for an interesting reason; where deities in other Indian temples face east, this deity faces west in order to guard the western gates. The attraction sits at the base of a hill, which pilgrims walk around as a sign of respect. A popular beach also flanks the temple, where tourists and locals crowd to enjoy the sun, making it a convenient stop on a larger day trip. If you want to avoid the massive crowds, arrive early in the morning, tour the temple, then choose your favorite spot on the beach without competition. Plan my Ganpatipule trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • Nice temple but always very crowded. Must visit if in Ganapatipule or near by in Konkan. Parking is a huge issue and also lanes coming to the temple are very narrow. See if you can park your vehicle a...  more »
  • The whole procedure is very well organised with shoes being kept securely, lines for darshan, distribution of prasad. Yes it was hot, humid and crowded which made the wait suffocating.  more »
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