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 300 km away from Mumbai.
The history of Harihareshwar includes the period when the Peshwas of the Maratha kingdom ruled Harihareshwar. The town is considered a sacred place by Hindus as Devghar and 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. Festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali and Maha Shivaratri are celebrated with great zeal here.
Harihareshwar Temple is one of the most popular tourist attractions, which is built on an elevated spot between two small hills as well as Harihareshwar Beach, where tourists can also enjoy boating. Other attractions include Kalbhairav Temple, Somaja Devi Temple and Ganesh Gully. There are a number of small shops set up in along the street to the temple, where visitors can have different flavored sherbets and purchase various kinds of locally made jewellery. Travellers can visit Harihareshwar during the months of October and March when the weather conditions are pleasant and ideal to explore the destination.
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 to domestic and 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.
There are ample accommodation options in Harihareshwar. Tourists can opt for hotels ranging from budget to luxury and beach resorts along the south and north beach of Harihareshwar.