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Harihareshwar Beach

Harihareshwar is on the western coast of India in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. It is a combination of rocky as well as sandy beaches. The place is in the proximity of Diveagar and Shrivardhan beach. It's known for the shiva temple adjacent to the beach and is considered an important pilgrim by many shiva worshippers.

Districts/ Region :

Raigad district, Maharashtra, India. 

History :

Harihareshwar is a village in Shrivardhan taluka of Raigad district in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. The place is famous for its clean and sandy beaches. It is most popularly known for Shiva and Kalbhairava temple. Due to the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, this place is also known as Dakshin Kashi. Since the beach is not known to many tourists, it still has kept its clean and serene form. The place is famous for Kabhairav Jayanti  Utsav.

Geography :

Harihareshwar is a coastal place located in the Konkan region of Maharashtra with Sahyadri mountains on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other. It is 81 KM to the south of Alibaug city, 192 KM away from Mumbai and 175 KM away from  Pune.

Weather/Climate :

The prominent weather in the region is rainfall, the Konkan belt experiences High Rainfall (ranges around 2500 mm to 4500 mm), and the climate remains Humid and warm. The temperature reaches up to 30 degrees Celsius during this season.

Summers are hot and humid, and the temperature touches 40 degrees Celsius.

Winters have a comparatively milder climate (around 28 degrees Celsius), and the weather remains Cool and Dry

Things to do :

Harihareshwar is famous for its untouched beaches covered with coconut, suru (casuarina) and betel nut trees. The beaches here are wide and tranquil. It offers peace of mind and breathtaking views of the sunset. It is a popular destination for weekend getaways as well as picnics.

One can see the great erosional features carved out of coastal activities.

Nearest tourist place :

One can plan to visit the following tourist places along with Harihareshwar.

Velas Beach: Situated 12 KM to the south of Harihareshwar, famous for its turtle festival.
Shrivardhan: Situated 19 KM north of Harihareshwar. The place has a beautiful, long and clean beach.
Diveagar: Situated 37 KM north of Harihareshwar beach. It is known for its ancient clean and tranquil beach.
Kondvil beach: Located 26 KM to the north of Harihareshwar.
Bagmandla: Located 6 KM to the southeast of Harihareshwar. Famous for jungle jetty rides.

How to travel to tourist place by Rail, Air, Road (train, flight, bus) with distance and required time :

Harihareshwar is accessible by road and railway. It is connected to NH 66, Mumbai Goa Highway.  Maharashtra State transport buses are  available from Mumbai, Pune and Shrivardhan to Harihareshwar.

Nearest Airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Airport Mumbai 189 KM.

Nearest Railway Station: Mangaon 48 KM.

Special food speciality and hotel :

Being on the coastal part, seafood is a speciality here. Along with the sea food the place is famous for “Ukadiche Modak”.

Accommodation facilities nearby & Hotel/ Hospital/Post Office/Police station :

Numerous accommodation options are available in the form of hotels, resorts, as well as homestays.

 The Government hospital is at a distance of 33 KM from Harihareshwar.

 The nearest post office is near Bagmandla at 3.6 KM.

 Harihareshwar police station is at a distance of 0.9 KM from the temple.

MTDC Resort nearby details :

MTDC resort is available in Harihareshwar.

Visiting Rule and Time, Best month to visit :

The place is accessible throughout the year. The best time to visit is from October to March since the plentiful rainfall lasts from June to October, and the summers are hot and humid. Tourists should check the timings of high as well as low tides before entering into the sea.High tides during the monsoon season could be dangerous hence should  be avoided.

Language spoken in area :

English, Hindi, Marathi, Konkani