Harihareshwar Tourism

Harihareshwar Tourism

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354 Ratings & 229 Reviews

Harihareshwar Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
  • District: Raigad
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. 

Best time to visit Harihareshwar in the next six months

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Harihareshwar Traveller Reviews

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Shashikant Tripathi

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  • Shashikant Tripathi
  • Lives in Pune
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  748 readers

"Not worth"

  • 2.0/7
  • Posted Dec 26, 2015
I travelled to Harihareshwar Dec 2015 from Pune.

GOOD : Big stretch beach, calm, and away from population and pollution, hard to find people around.

BAD: First of all journey from Pune to Harihareshwar was full of bumpy rides(horrible).
The beach is too far from and looks like disconnect, particularly there is no light if you planning in night. If you are looking for spending time over beach, this is not the place. As you will find nothing around.
I notice this is a very small village with a beach. There is no medical shop; so first aid is difficult, very narrow roads with bumpy rides.
This is basically a pilgrimage.
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Rutuja Kharde

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  • Rutuja Kharde
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  •  3 helpful votes
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"It was a nice family trip"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 19, 2015
Nice place for holidays. Romantic place for couples and from my side it was good adventure place. There are so nice and clam beaches temples. I liked it. I enjoyed the trip with my family so much. I want to go back there again. Overall I had a nice experience.
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Bhai Rankar

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  • Bhai Rankar
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  •  5 helpful votes
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"Great religious & adventures place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 13, 2015
Besides a major pilgrimage centre, Harihareshwar is a popular beach resort with two beaches, one to the north and the other to the south of the temple. Mtdc has a resort on the south beach. Harihareshwar, along with Shrivardhan forms a popular weekend beach destination.
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Niks Bhatnagar

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  • Niks Bhatnagar
  • Lives in Lucknow
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"Calm & quiet beach"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 29, 2015
It's a beautiful place to visit mix of rocky & sandy beach we had been to this place twice once with friends & once alone. We stayed in MTDC and the resort was good with basic amenities and without hustle & away from crowd. You can spot dolphins if you are lucky. Must visit place.
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Arpit Rohatgi

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  • Arpit Rohatgi
  • Lives in Delhi
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  •  6 helpful votes
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"Serene and rejuvenating"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jun 9, 2015
We visited this place in a college group. The place is exhilarating, the beach, the trench and the beach side maharashtra tourism resort just makes your day. There is nothing more to the place than the beach itself. Konkani beaches have these awe struck views that you would love to spend the whole day there only.
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Pratik Mohapatra

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  • Pratik Mohapatra
  • Lives in Pune
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"Lovely rocky shore"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Jan 22, 2015
Anybody who loves walking in secluded beaches, good seafood and sea water and froth and rocks turning the shore into a beautiful sight, must visit Harihareshwar. There is also an old temple so its the go-to place for religious persons too. Do remember that sometimes its very hot there so make sure you have umbrellas or sunglasses or sunscreen with you.
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Sunny Gupta

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  • Sunny Gupta
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"Amazing temple situated at the beach."

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Aug 6, 2014
The beach was very serene and clean. I had visited in the monsoon season so the waves were high and rough. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has a rock idol inside. We stayed at Harihareshwar Beach Resort, which is located exactly in front of the temple and has clean cottages available for visitors.
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Neha Singh

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  • Neha Singh
  • Beachbum
  • Lives in Pune
  • 11 Reviews
  •  173 helpful votes
  •  44394 readers

"Good for a weekend trip"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 17, 2014
Anybody who enjoys visiting old Temples and like beaches should visit. The pratikrama around the temple offers a great sea view. Behind the temple is rocky bed and gets filled with water on high tide. If you go on a high tide morning, you can be lucky to witness high waves colliding with rocky bed and it looks beautiful.

Places Around: We visited Shrivardhan and Diveagare beaches as well. The coastal road from Shrivardhan to Diveagar is a must to drive on.

Food: Food is nice and cooked in Konkani style. One will not fin very good restaurants in Harihareshwar but you can get good and nice food.

Activities : There are lot of rides available on the beach. One can also go for the dolphin ride, however they are mostly in mornings so plan your schedule for that and try to make prior bookings.

On weekends hotels might get fully booked so make your bookings prior to stay. We stayed @ Harihareshwar Beach resort and it is a nice property.
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Deepika Tikoo

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  • Deepika Tikoo
  • Lives in Pune
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"Best place away from pollution"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 4, 2014
It was quite good experience.there are motor rides, banana dip and boats that take you to watch dolphins. This is a very nice beach with less crowd. And the sand is black. You can visit Shrivardhana beach and also Divgarh beach which are quite near from Harihareshwar. We had a very good experience as we got to see dolphins from quite near. Rates are reasonable but not so much food outlets. There is nothing for shopping. Its a place where you can feel you are in another world, no malls, no big shops or markets. The network connectivity also very poor. This is one of the best places to visit away from noise and pollution.
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Suyash Moghe

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  • Suyash Moghe
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  • Lives in Pune
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"Good outing"

  • Posted Aug 13, 2013
Good outing with relaxed mindset. Very close to beach.Great destination.
Good places to watch nearby.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Great sightseeing. Good food quality and variety of food available.

Activities & things to do: -

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Ensure safety at beach.
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