India // Maharashtra //


Some 215km south of Murud-Janjira lies GANPATIPULE, a tiny village centred on a modern Ganapati temple. Approached via a long covered walkway, the temple is built around a Ganapati omnar, a naturally formed ā€“ though hardly accurate ā€“ image of the elephant god, which attracts thousands of Indian pilgrims each year. Much more impressive is Ganpatipuleā€™s spectacular white-sand beach, which extends for several kilometres either side of the village. The sea is generally safe for swimming, though you should exercise caution between June and October.