A picturesque village in Maharashtra, Ganapatipule is the birthplace of the freedom fighter ‘Lokmanya Tilak’. The quaint village is located in the Ratnagiri district of southwest Maharashtra in India. The beauty of this village lies
in the fact that it has not been touched by the commercialization. There is a 6 kilometer long immaculate beach on the Konkan coastline. As per a local legend, once a villager was passing through the jungles and stumbled upon the idol of Lord Ganpati. He built a temple around the idol. In last 400 years, people have been making constant additions to the temple. The idol is carved out from a massive rock and is known as Swayambhu Ganpati Shrine.