Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Harihareshwar beach, Maharashtra - Rocky at one side and tree lined at the other.

Photo: Harihareshwar beach, Maharashtra - Rocky at one side and tree lined at the other. 


About Harihareshwar Tourism

Harihareshwar is a small town surrounded by hills and beaches along the Konkan border in the Raigad District of Maharashtra. It is situated where River Savitri merges with the Arabian Sea from the town of Harihareshwar. It is an ideal weekend getaway from Mumbai as it is located around 200 km away.

History of Harihareshwar
The history of Harihareshwar belongs to the period when the Peshwas of the Maratha kingdom ruled Harihareshwar. The town is considered as a sacred place by Hindus as Devghar, the main temple, is believed to be blessed by Vishnu.

The destination is surrounded by four hills that are named after the deities including Bramhadri, Harihareshwar, Harshinachal and Pushpadri. It is mostly inhabited by Hindus, who celebrate festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali and Maha Shivaratri.

Things to do in Harihareshwar
Harihareshwar Temple is one of the most popular tourist attractions, which is built on an elevated spot between two small hills. Another attraction is the Harihareshwar Beach, where tourists can also enjoy boating.

Travellers can visit Harihareshwar during the months of October and March when the weather conditions are pleasant and ideal to explore the destination.

Travelling to Harihareshwar
Flights, trains and buses are available to Harihareshwar. The closest airport to the destination is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. It is well connected with domestic as well as international cities. Besides, the town is situated close to Mangaon Railway Station, which is connected with Pune and Mumbai. Buses operated by state owned transport corporation are available from Pune and Mumbai to Harihareshwar.

Accommodation options in Harihareshwar
There are ample accommodation options in Harihareshwar. Tourists can opt for hotels ranging from budget to luxury and beach resorts.