W - GANPATIPHULE
A quaint little town along the Konkan Coast of Maharashtra, Ganapatipule is a popular beach haven.Legend has it,that Lord Ganapati (a Hindu God), on being offended by a native lady,changed his dwelling from Gule to Pule, and thus the town was named Ganapatipule.It houses the famous Swayambhu Ganapati temple.The drive to Ganapatipule is quite spectacular, lined with beaches,an expanse of palm trees and casuarinas plantations, and small fishing villages
Day 01 : Mumbai/Pune-Ganpatipule
Early in the morning proceed to Chiplune (305 Km) just 12 Km before chiplune stop at Lotte Parshuram to take a darshan at Parshuram Mandir. This Mandir is dedicated to Bhargavram or Parshuram. There is a central shrine surrounded by two smaller buildings. It is a devotional place.This temple is situated near Mumbai-Goa highway. The temple is having an idol of Parashuram in Middle,God Brahma in right
and Lord Shankar on the left. 300 years ago Brahandra Swami reconstructed the temple and that time the idols of Gods were consecrated here. The combination of Hindu, Muslim and Europeanarchitecture is seen in this temple.There is a temple of Renuka , mother of Lord Parshuram, behind the Parashuram temple. There is a tank called as Banganga Talav which is believed to be made by Parashuram by arching five arrows tothe ground. There is a festival every year on the Mahashivrathri Day. After darshan proceed to Dervan to see the Artificial site of Shiv Shurshtri. This is a marvelous place 14kmfrom Chiplun,onMumbai Goa Highwaywhere you can watch the entire life history ofChatrapathi Shivaji Maharajah through pictures and statues.Near about one corrode rupees were spent on construction of this site., and it took 15 years to complete this site.Coronation of Shivaji Maharajah,fight with Shahistakhan , Shivaji riding on horse,etc are some of the notable statutes to watch here. Great social workers like Sitarambuva Walvalkar worked for bringing up of this marvelous place.From visitors point of view Dervan has cultural importance.After Dervan then proceed to Ganapatipule (80 Km) on arrival check in to the hotel evening free to explore the town and beach o/n halt
Day 02 : Ganpatipule
After B/F proceed to sightseeing covering places as mention below
Ganapati Swayambhu Temple :
Before starting the sightseeing first of all visit the 400-year-old Ganapati Swayambhu Temple , located on the foothill, and an important place of homage. There is an interesting Ganapati-shaped walk of 1km around the hill, which is called Pradakshina, a way of respect shown by the pilgrims to the deity. It is said that Ganapatipule is one of theeight significant Ganapatis (Ashta Ganapatis) of India .
A kilometer away from Ganapatipule, is a small village called Malgund, home town of famous Marathi poet Keshavsoot who pioneered modern Marathi poetry. Visit his beautiful monument and the museum there, which is gives information about modern day Marathi poets.
The district town of Ganapatipule is an interesting halt for sightseeing. It houses the homeof Lokmanya Tilak, now Tilak Smarak. The first ever temple built for non-brahmins called Patit Pawan Mandir, the Ratnadurga Fort, Bhagivati Bunder,a sea port and the Coconut Research Centre are some of the other places you could visit in and around Ratnagiri.Also, stop at Velneshwar,to visit the old Shiva Temple and the beach.You couldrelive moments from history,at Thebaw Palace,built in 1910-11,for the King and Queen of Burma,who were exiled.
Jaigad Fort :
Stop at the 17th century Jaigad Fort,35 km away from Ganapatipule, located at the entrance of the river Sangameshwar,and allow yourself a magnificent view of the sea.In the evening return back to Ganapatipule o/n halt
Day 03 : Ganpatipule
After B/F return to Mumbai/Pune on arrival drop at residence / Airport / Railway
Station with memorable experiences of Gagangiri Tours & Travels.
Accommodation in comfortable and convenient hotels
Entrance fees of all sightseeing places to be visited from inside
Travel by comfortable A/c or Non A/c coach / Vehicle as per the tour itinerary
All Meals – Breakfast & Dinner (set menu) as mentioned in the itinerary
All Tips – Guide, Driver and Restaurants
Govt Tax of 9.00% over and above the Tour Cost mentioned
Cost of Pre/Post tour hotel accommodation
Porterage (coolie charges), laundry, telephone charges, shopping, wines and alcoholic beverages, mineral water, items of personal nature and food or drink which is not part of a set group menu
Any services or activity charges other than those included in the group tour itinerary
Anything specifically not mentioned in the Inclusion