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How to Reach Ganpatipule

How to Reach Ganpatipule by Air

There is no airport here. Ganpatipule is 375 km away from Mumbai, the closest metro with an international airport. Kolhapur is the closest airport at 144 kms. After getting off at the airport, you can hire a taxi or avail the bus service to get to Ganpatipule.

How to Reach Ganpatipule by Rail

If you are coming from Mumbai, board the magnificent Konkan Railway from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus). Disembark at Sangameshwar and take a bus to Ganpatipule. The nearest railway station top Ganapatipule is Bhoke, though it maybe b better to go to Ratnagiri which is 50 km away from Ganpatipule, as there will be more rail connections to Ratnagiri. Apart from Konkan Kanya, Mdgaon Express, Kurla Netravati and Mangalore Kurla that leave from Mumbai for Ratnagiri on the central route.

How to Reach Ganpatipule by Bus

The scenic drive from Mumbai to Ganapatipule (via Mahad) is 375 kms. Ganpatipule is 30 km off the Mumbai-Goa Highway, and 50 kms short of Ratnagiri. From Panvel, you have to take the Highway No.17 (Mumbai-Goa) and travel from Pen to Mahad. Also, there are direct buses from Mumbai (375 kms), Pune (331 kms) and Kolhapur (144 kms) via Ratnagiri and one direct bus from Panaji. Seasonally, MTDC bus plies between Mumbai & Ganapatipule, whereas MSRTC heads daily from Mumbai to Ganpatipule. From Ratnagiri, one can also hire private cabs.

Getting Around Ganpatipule

Ganpatipule is a small town, and you do not really require transport to get to the beaches. Rickshaws are available for short distances, but be prepared to haggle over fares. The State Transport buses are not particularly recommended. If you are making longer excursions, your best option is to hire a vehicle. The tourist taxis and cars are reliable though you do need to fix the fare in advance.

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