Ganpatipule Temple, Ganpatipule

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Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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 Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • Virgin beaches and more beautiful as compare to Goa. For family people, temples are cherry on cake..  more »
  • started from Navi Mumbai by car through Karnala , Mangaon, Chiplun. The road is good and traffic is decent. To reach Ganapatiphule, we took a diversion almost 30 km before, directly reaching to MTDC....  more »
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