A Quaint Beach Town
Harihareshwar, a small beach town in Maharashtra, lies in the district of Raigad. It is surrounded by three hills named Harihareshwar, Harshinachal, and Pushpadri on 3 sides. Besides having a sea-shore on the fourth side, the river Savitri enters the Arabian Sea passing through the town of Harihareshwar. Apart from being a major pilgrimage center, Harihareshwar also serves as a beach resort with two very beautiful beaches, namely Harihaeshwar beach. There are two other beaches as well, Divegar beach and Shrivardhan beach. It is precisely the geography of the location which makes it so interesting, Hills on three sides, a sea on the fourth side and meanwhile, a beautiful river flowing through it, makes for a complete package.
It has started gaining a lot of popularity due to its versatility in recent times and has emerged as one of the top choices of people to spend their weekend at.
One of the most satisfying experiences in life is when one is close to nature and also s able to sort out the problems in life and Harihareshwar provides just the right opportunity- Having spirituality and beautiful beaches side by side, nothing can soothe a soul more than worshipping God and coming back to nature.
The home of Gods-Devaghar
Harihareshwar is called the land of Gods for a very valid reason, for the number of temples it has, especially around its beautiful beaches, like the Harihareshwar temple having sea beaches on its either side. Surrounded by four hills named Harihareshwar, Harshinachal, Bramhadri, and Pushpadri. It is usually called as Southern Kashi because of its temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Though there are a lot of temples here devoted to other deities as well, but worshipping Lord Shiva can be seen the most.
It gives a restless mind a sense of direction after visiting these auspicious and sacred places of worship.
Top things do in Harihareshwar
How to reach
It has no direct connectivity by flights and trains, but well connected by roads.
Another means of transport to reach here is by waterways, as it is connected to Mumbai Port.
How to Reach by Flight
The nearest airport is in Mumbai, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, around 200 kms away. From there a bus or cab/taxi can be taken to reach Harihareshwar.
How to Reach by Train
The nearest railway station is in Mangaon around 57 km from Harihareshwar. From there buses run to Harihaeshwar, else a cab or taxi can be taken.
How to Reach by Bus
From Mumbai, Pune and some other cities of the state, there are government as well as private buses to reach Harihareshwar. It can also be visited by private taxi and cabs.
How to Reach by Road
It is well connected by good highways from Mumbai, Pune, other neighboring cities and major towns of Maharashtra.
How to travel within
Auto rickshaws are also the main mode of local transport in Harihaeshwar. Since a lot of tourist locations are nearby, a lot of prefer walking and visiting the places.
Food and Culture
Harihaeshwar is one of those rare places where you can have a sunbath on a pristine beach while sipping coconut water. The beaches here are super clean and maintained. There are a lot of eateries near the beach and serve authentic Marathi dishes to be relished. It is a moment of extreme bliss to have waves of water touch your feet while you are soaking in all the beauty of the place possible!
- Diveagar Beach
- Harihareshwar Beach
- Srivardhan Beach
- Kalbhairav Temple
- Somja Devi Temple
- Ganesh Gully
- City Shopping