BEST OF HARIHARESHWAR IN 2 DAYS (FROM PUNE)

Pilgrimage | Beach

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This trip demands considerable trekking / walking

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Trip Starting Point: Pune Junction

Mode of Travel: Car (or Cab)

Trip Duration: 2 Days

Ideal Start Time: 7 AM (Day 1) & 9 AM (Day 2)

Total Places Visited: 7

Day 1 Attractions | Day 2 Attractions

DAY 1 : TRAVEL TO HARIHARESHWAR & SIGHTSEEING

Travel from Pune to Harihareshwar

Beach

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 6 AM - 7 PM
Entry Fee: Free

At a distance of 1 km from Harihareshwar Bus Stop, and 19 km from Shrivardhan, Harihareshwar Beach is a pristine beach located at Harihareshwar town in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, India. It is one of the popular Maharashtra beaches, and among the must include places in Harihareshwar holiday packages.

Situated on the Konkan coast, Harihareshwar Beach is surrounded by four hills namely the Harihareshwar, Harshinachal, Bramhadri, and Pushpadri. It is considered the highlight of the town and is considered one of the underrated beaches in Maharashtra. There are two beaches - one to the north and the other to the south of Kalbhairav temple. Harihareshwar, along with Shrivardhan and Diveagar Beach forms a popular weekend beach destination from Pune and Mumbai.

Regarded as the must-visit Harihareshwar tourist places, the .....

Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 6 AM - 8 PM
Entry Fee: Free

At a distance of 500m from Harihareshwar Bus Stop, Harihareshwar Temple is a Hindu temple located at Harihareshwar town in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, India. It is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in Maharashtra, and among the must include places in Harihareshwar tour packages.

Harihareshwar Temple is one of the most ancient and renowned temples in the Konkan region of Maharashtra and among the most famous places to visit in Harihareshwar. The temple complex comprises two adjacent temples. One of them is a small Kalbhairav temple that needs to be visited first and the other is the main Harihareshwar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed that Lord Shiva created Kalbhairava and blessed him with all mantras.

Built in the late medieval period, the main deity .....

Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 6 AM - 5 PM
Entry Fee: Free

At a distance of 1 km from Harihareshwar Temple, and 2 km from Harihareshwar Bus Stop, Ganesh Gully is a pilgrimage spot located in Harihareshwar, Maharashtra. It is one of the popular places to visit in Harihareshwar while holidaying in the Konkan region.

As the name suggests, Ganesh Gully is a narrow passage of about 3 feet wide. It is between two rocks, where a path is paved, leading to a sea-bed. It is said that an idol of Lord Ganesh is submerged in the water around 30 feet deep and can be seen only during low tide. Many tourists visit this place to have a glimpse of the Ganesh Idol. There are black rocks on the viewpoint which meet the sea. The sea waves collapse on these rocks enhancing the beauty of this viewpoint.

Going up there itself is an adventure and further adds to the overall experience like nothing better. To reach the spot, one has to climb the staircase of the Harihareshwar temple. As mentioned, the place is at the temple area and hence it is called Shukla .....

Beach

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At a distance of 12 km from Harihareshwar, 29 km from Kelshi, and 55 km from Dapoli, Velas Beach is a small secluded beach situated at Velas, a small fishing village on the western coast of Maharashtra. It is one of the untouched beaches in Ratnagiri district and among the must-visit Harihareshwar Tourist Places.

Velas is one of the most pristine beaches in the Ratnagiri district and is situated close to the Shrivardhan region. This virgin beach has white sand and an amazing sea view. This beach is famous for the Olive Ridley Turtle population that visits the beach every year to lay their eggs. Besides, nature lovers will love this beach as it is considered a small paradise and many natural green spaces can be seen along the shore of the beach. Enclosed by mountains on its three sides, this small village also has a historical connection as it was the birthplace of Nana Phadnavis, a powerful minister of the Maratha Empire.

Velas Beach becomes a hot spot for environmentalists .....

Overnight Stay in Harihareshwar

DAY 2 : HARIHARESHWAR SIGHTSEEING & TRAVEL TO PUNE

Resume Harihareshwar Sightseeing

Beach

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM
Entry Fee: Free

At a distance of 20 km from Diveaghar, and 21 km from Harihareshwar, Srivardhan Beach is a pristine beach located at Shrivardhan town in Raigad district of Maharashtra. It is one of the popular weekend getaways from Mumbai, and among the must-visit places as part of Harihareshwar Packages.

Stretches about 3 km long, Srivardhan Beach is a very clean and calm beach located along the Arabian Sea coastline. The majestic black sand coastline is bestowed with striking palm groves and mango plantations. The long pristine coastline of Srivardhan is most idyllic for a break from the hectic schedules of modern life and is considered as one of the best weekend getaways from Pune, and Mumbai.

The crashing waves against the black sand are worth seeing. One can find water sports like boating, paragliding, and water surfing at this beach. Kids can enjoy horse riding, camel riding, and Buggy riding as well. It is also an ideal place for swimming as the waters are shallow. Post noon, the tides .....

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At a distance of 10 km from Diveagar, 10 km from Shrivardhan, and 27 km from Harihareshwar, Kondvil Beach, or Kondivali Beach is a pristine beach situated on the Konkan Coast in Maharashtra. It is one of the secluded beaches in Maharashtra, and among the popular places to visit near Harihareshwar.

Situated between Shrivardhan, and Diveaghar, Kondivli Beach is quite serene, and away from the maddening tourist crowds of Mumbai and Pune. This is one of the stunning black sand beaches near Harihareshwar with the gently curved seashore, with some rocks and numerous trees.

The sands are unmarked by footprints and the road winds around low-lying cliffs from where tourists have to climb down to reach the waters. The currents are a bit unpredictable, but locals claim it's safe for swimming. The Shrivardhan cliffs, situated close to Kondivali Beach, are popular for trekking. The brownish-black sand of the beach with the lush forest makes it a delight to the visitors. There is a road .....

Beach

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

At a distance of 10 km from Kondivli Beach, 21 km from Srivardhan, 25 km from Murud, 38 km from Harihareshwar, and 73 km from Alibaug, Diveagar Beach is a splendid beach situated at Diveagar on the Konkan coast of Maharashtra. This is one of the popular Harihareshwar tourist places, and also one of the favorite weekend getaways from Mumbai.

Stretches over 5 km, Diveagar Beach is a quaint amalgamation of greenery and azure water with gentle sprinkles of white sand. This beach is surrounded by Suru trees and a dense cover of belu trees as well. At one end of the beach is a fishing settlement while the other end offers a sanctuary to the migratory seagulls feasting in the creek waters. Diveagar Beach is not a flat beach unlike most of the other beaches in this region, be careful while playing in the waves as there are rocks strewn across some parts .....

Travel from Harihareshwar to Pune