Bioluminescence effect at Ganpatipule beach you immediately need to experience
Under the setting sun, we stepped on the calm and pleasant Ganpatipule Beach. It felt as if the calm waves were trying to embrace our solitude. We were enjoying the waves; some warm some cold that reached on the shore. Each wave had a unique way of enfolding us, softly and teasingly stirring our hearts with eternal joy to relax our souls. After some while, the sun set completely and the star lit sky was glowing darker and darker touching the sea sensuously and unfurling its love on the waves.
Just when we thought of returning and leaving these waves of joy privately with the loving sky, magic happened!
Yes, we saw some waves suddenly glimmering and gushing out in force in bright blue. As they blushed away from their origin towards the shore, the glimmer effect faded and disappeared all of a sudden leaving us spell bound. Before we could think of it, other couple of waves quickly sparked again with full motion in illuminating bright blue colour.
Yes, to our pleasant surprise, Bioluminescence effect at Ganpatipule it was.
We were shouting in excitement, all pointing in different directions wherever all of us could figure out these magical waves in different parts of the beach discretely.
- Bioluminescence effect at Ganpatipule-
The bioluminescence in the waves is due to the microbes called as phytoplankton. When the waves come up towards the shore with huge force, these microbes because of the force produce and emit light in response. The bioluminescence effect at Ganpatipule is such that you see it at a distance of about 500 meters away from the shore in the ocean. The light gradually reduces and disappears as the speed of the waves reduce and as the water slows down.
The moon emits light at night, but it is the ocean that illuminates and sparkles on its dancing waves. We witnessed this bioluminescence effect at Ganpatipule. Then it is this magical thing at night that played on us and made us feel like a kid again.
Enjoying these waves is like collecting beautiful shells on a beach. The more you get, the more you want. The more excitingly and anxiously you wait in search of another wave and its happy sparkle. You indeed feel special after seeing the illuminating light on the ferocious waves. When there is so much to see on these waves, so much to wonder of the beach’s beauty that you lose the count of time. You forget the amount of these sparkling waves you had enjoyed since hours. The utter happiness they give you makes you jump each time on the waves in excitement.
This does not happen usually, but when it happens, it happens in a magnificent way. Huge crowd of people rush and witness the bioluminescence effect at Ganpatipule. It is said that the sea doesn’t reward those who are anxious and impatient. Same thing happened with us.
There was something special about the beach that wasn’t allowing us to leave the place so early. Even when we were so tired from a long journey we had, we enjoyed being there. The soothing effect the beach gave us made us more bonded to the beach that we decided to spend more time by the shore side. We waited for the dawn, we waited to see the moonlight fall on the ocean and to soak ourselves in the love of the atmosphere. Moreover, the beach rewarded us with something even more special.
The bioluminescence effect at Ganpatipule is worth watching and is even more evident in the dark after sunset. Your heart wouldn’t want to leave the beach. There are very few beaches where you can actually be a spectator of this activity in the ocean. Ganpatipule is in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. If you are planning to travel to Ratnagiri, don’t miss to experience the heavenly sparkling beach effect experience.
Have you witnessed this ever on any other beach in India? Share with us, we will be happy to hear about it.