About Green Leaf The Resort & Spa
Green Leaf The Resort & Spa at Ganpatipule (an associate Club Mahindra property) is perched on a hill with a superb view of the beach. The resort in Ganpatipule is ideally situated to explore the region. Located just 28 kms from Ratnagiri, our resort in Ganpatipule is within driving distance of Mumbai (333 kms), Pune (326 kms) and Goa (280 kms). The route is picturesque, offering you a glimpse of the verdant Konkan landscape.The environmentally sensitive resort in Ganpatipule gives you the true experience of Konkani hospitality with all comforts and luxuries designed to make your stay a memorable one. You can spend your days on the beach, walk around the countryside, or explore many forts and temples around in Ganpatipule. And when you are tired, relax by the pool or rejuvenate yourself at the spa of Ganpatipule resort, and relish the Konkan delicacies prepared at any one of the 4 restaurants the resort offers.
Rooms and Amenities
The rooms are a mix of studio and 1 Bed room, and are equipped with all modern comforts. All rooms are air conditioned, and furnished with a double bed, sofa, television, tea/coffee maker, but no kitchenette, and a comfortable bathroom with fresh toiletry. Rejuvenate yourself at the Body Mind Soul Spa, with Ayurvedic massages and a full-service salon to pamper you to the utmost.The infinity pool is one of the biggest attractions of the Ganpatipule resort, with a smaller, kids’ splash pool on the side. Whether you swim or relax in the pool, the view of the sea, all the way to the horizon, is sure to inspire you.Stay in shape at the resort with its well-equipped gym with modern equipment, such as treadmills with an inbuilt TV, workout stations, weight and electronic equipment.
Food in Ganpatipule
Ganpatipule is known for the local Malvani cuisine which is available all along the Konkan coast. Much of it is non-vegetarian, though there are many vegetarian delicacies too. Coconut is an integral part of this cuisine.The usage of Kokum (a sour fruit) is also a specialty of this cuisine. In Ganpatipule, famous foods are in every corner. Non vegetarians should try out the variety of seafood here. Don’t miss seafood like Mori Masala (spicy shark curry), Paplet Saar (pomfret in gravy) and Bombil Fry (Bombay duck fry). Meat specialties include Kombdi Vade - traditional chicken curry with rice puris, Malvani Mutton Curry - a popular lamb curry and Kavda Curry a delicacy made from Kavda, a local bird.In Ganpatipule, food is versatile and appeals to all. Vegetarians have plenty of options too, such as Sol Kadhi- a spicy coconut milk and kokum based appetizer, Phanasachi Bhaji - a delicacy made of jackfruit, chillies and spices, Kajuchiaamti - a spicy cashew curry, Dhondas or Cucumber Cake, Ghavan- a fried lace like pancake and Khaproli, a dessert consisting of a pancake dipped in syrup.Also, the special Malvani local food of Ganpatipule will also be served in your room for your comfort at Green Leaf The Resort & Spa. The most popular product of this region is the Hapus, or the Alphonso mango, which are grown here and sold across the world. Mangoes and mango products are available everywhere, especially during season.Our chefs will ensure that you and your family get the best food in Ganpatipule, including customized food for your children.
Festival in Ganpatipule
Navaratri is celebrated in every home here, with prayers offered to the goddess for nine days and nine nights. However, the celebration is the grandest at the Bhagawati temple in Ratnadurg Fort, where a fair is held every year.The Ganesh Chaturthi celebration in August/ September is one of the biggest festivals of Maharashtra and obviously, Ganpatipule. The celebrations start a day earlier, with the arrival of Gauri, and continue till both mother and son are immersed in the sea, ten days later. The festival is especially grand at the Swayambhu Ganpati Temple.Shivaratri in February/ March is a grand occasion in Velneshwar, where the town comes alive. A fair is also held here, and crowds arrive to pray to Lord Shiva. This is an excellent opportunity to experience the local culture and traditions.
Enjoy the pristine beaches, playing in the water, or walking on the sands. Visit the temple, and walk around it, making a short pradakshina around the hill. Collect shells, watch the starfish washed ashore, or simply sit by, relax and watch the sun set over the Arabian Sea!Enjoy a game of cricket with the family, or a relaxed game of mini golf with your friends. Borrow a football and kick it on the beach, or join others in a game of table tennis. This resort in Ganpatipule has much to offer for the sport enthusiast in you.
In Ganpatipule, temples have a special place in the history of Ratnagiri. The region is not just popular for its unspoilt beaches, but also many ancient temples with fascinating stories behind them. If you’re looking for places to visit in Ganpatipule and nearby places, we have a few suggestions for you.Believed to be over 400 years old, the Ganpati temple gives the town its name. The idol has not been carved out of stone, but is shaped by nature. Located on the base of a hill, the idol faces the west, said to guard the western gates. Velneshwar, located on the north of the Shastri River, is known for its Shiva temple, which draws huge crowds during Shivaratri. At other times, it is a laid back coastal village, tranquil and serene. Get a detailed information about Maharashtra tourism such as best time to visit, places to visit and things to do in Maharashtra.
In Ganpatipule, forts are an integral part of the landscape. The town is flanked by the Ratnadurga fort to its south and Jaigadh and Gopalgad forts to its north. Ratnadurga in Ratnagiri is a much larger fort than Jaigadh however during a Ganapatipule holiday the Jaigadh fort is the one you shouldn't miss. Ratnadurga fort is one of the main attractions of Ratnagiri and shouldn't be missed if you are visiting Ratnagiri.Surrounded by the Arabian Sea on three sides, the horseshoe shaped Ratnadurg Fort was built to protect the coast from the pirates on the sea. Originally constructed by the Bahamani Sultans, the fort was captured by Shivaji, and continued to be one of his strongholds for a long time. Gopalgad is a fort near Ganpatipule, visit Gopalgad if you have a lot of time at hand and are planning a trip to Guhagar. Also, make sure you visit the ancient temple situated on the picturesque Konkan coast of Ganpatipule. A scenic drive leads to Jaigadh Fort. Standing on a cliff at the mouth of the Sangameshwar River, the 17th century fort offers a superb view of the coastline, and the nearby villages. Though part of the fort is in ruins, the fortifications are intact, and it’s an impressive sight. Plan a vacation with Club Mahindra to have a memorable family holiday. Don’t believe us? Go check out the Club Mahindra reviews by our happy members.
Courtyard The Resort in Ganpatipule, Contact Details
Plot No.46, Next to Advait Petrol Pump, Chafe-GanpatipuleRoad,