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Places Near Ganpatipule

There are many tourist places near Ganpatipule. Visit a little hamlet located just about 1 km away from Ganapatipule called Malgund. If you are interested in Marathi poetry, this is the place where the famous Marathi poet, Kavi Keshavsoot was born. Though his residence has now been converted into a students’ hostel, there is a memorial dedicated to the poet which you could visit.

Ratnagiri lies 25 kms away from Ganapatipule and well worth a visit. Apart from being renowned for being the Alphonso mango growing district, the town of Ratnagiri has a historical significance and as legend has it, this is the place where the Pandavas settled. The main attractions here are the Thibaw Palace, which is where the last king of Burma Thibaw was confined by the British in 1885. Thibaw Point is a popular spot as it provides panoramic views of the surrounding area. While in Ratnagiri, be sure to visit the memorial to Lok Manya Tilak one of India's greatest freedom fighters. The locals are very proud of their heritage and maintain his memorial in pristine condition. The Patit Pawan mandir in Ratnagiri is well known for being the first temple built for non-Brahmins by the radical leader, Veer Savarkar.

Jaigadh Fort built in the 17th century is just 35 kms away from Ganapatipule. Standing tall just above the confluence where the Sangameshwar river meets the Arabian Sea, the fort is is precariously perched on a cliff and offers sweeping views of the sea below.


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