On the second day of its journey, the Deccan Odyssey train stops at Bhoke Railway Station. Bhoke Station is located amidst majestic mountains and beautiful backwaters. You will be driven through beautiful and natural surroundings to reach Rai Bhatgaon Jetty. Upon arrival, take a backwater cruise on Shastri River from to Jaigarh jetty to reach the historical Jaigarh fort, cutting across the scenic backwaters. The Jaigarh jetty is located around the foot of the Jaigadh fort. The Jaigarh fort is located on a cliff that provides a spectacular view of the ocean and Ganpatipule.
Located along the western coast of Maharashtra, Ganpatipule is a small
village. Ganapatipule is known for its serene and sedate beaches. The
waters of Ganapatipule beaches are blue and the sands, white. The
unforgettable fragrance of fruits, flowers and mangroves at Ganapatipule
leave you mesmerized. Besides its beautiful beach, Ganapatipule is an
important pilgrimage center. The temple of 'Swayambhu Ganapati' at
Ganapatipule is known for its unique idol of Lord Ganapati. After
exploring the natural beauty of Ganpatipule, its time to satisfy your
taste buds with Konkani cuisines.
The next destination after Ganpatipule is Ratnagiri, the land of the
world famous 'Alphonso' mangoes. Ratnagiri is also the birthplace of
Lokmanya Tilak, the great freedom fighter of India. The main attractions
at Ratnagiri are the Lokmanya Tilak Smarak and Ratnadurga Fort. Even
after exploring the natural beauty of Ganapatipule and the surrounding
areas you would wish you could stay a little longer.