Harihareshwar Tourism
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Harihareshwar Tourism

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287 Ratings & 171 Reviews

Harihareshwar Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
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. 
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Harihareshwar Traveller Reviews

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Sunny Gupta
  • Sunny Gupta
  • 1 Review

"Amazing temple situated at the beach."

  • 5/7
  • 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
  • Neha Singh
  • Beachbum
  • Lives in Pune
  • 11 Reviews

"Good for a weekend trip"

  • 5/7
  • 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
  • Deepika Tikoo
  • Lives in Pune
  • 4 Reviews

"Best place away from pollution"

  • 5/7
  • 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
  • Suyash Moghe
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Pune
  • 1 Review

"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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Mansoor Yerunkar
  • Mansoor Yerunkar
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"Do visit Hariharesahwar / Shriwardhan instead of rushing to Goa."

  • Posted Jul 28, 2013
Our stay at Harihareshwar was memorable. We visited Shriwardhan, Borli Panchatan, Dighi, Bankot and Bagmandala and many other beautiful places. The entire area is a heaven. with this I wish, We would had had a good stay. If you have a vehicle do visit all those places. If not public transport is available easily.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Beaches at all those places are better than the beaches of Goa. There are many restaurants serving Fresh fish. But unfortunately when we visited the fishing had terminated for monsoon. Any restaurant in this area will provide good fish.

Activities & things to do: Just relax on the sea beach for hours together. You will never get tired.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Catch any bus going towards Shriwadhan from Mumbai, Poona Mahad etc or go by Konkan railway to Mangaon and catch ST bus from Mangaon for any of the above place.
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Sandeep Sahane
  • Sandeep Sahane
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"Evergreen place"

  • Posted May 28, 2013
Harihareshwar is evergreen place, in the heart of nature and bounded with sahyadri's hills. I would love to visit again.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Greengate resort, Temple and beaches.

Activities & things to do: Great place to watch beautiful nature and enjoy weekend with family

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Good experience with own vehical.
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Sowmen C
  • Sowmen C
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews

"Well this place is not..."

  • Posted Apr 8, 2013
Well this place is not like a those commercial tourists locations yet as its still not so popular ..But a fair one for a day or 2 start.. Road from pune needs repair and 4 Hr drive would tend to take 6/7...But nice old temples and a black sand beach....
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Raviraj Laygude
  • Raviraj Laygude
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews

"KOKAN"

  • Posted Mar 8, 2013
Kokan was cool only problem is beaches was very hot, always go there in winter, food and hotels are very good.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: very good

Activities & things to do: Play on beaches, boating, bike racing all was to good

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Always go by car don t travel by bus
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Jayesh Devani
  • Jayesh Devani
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"another gem in Konkan"

  • Posted Feb 7, 2013
Harihareshwar is a nice little beach town in Konkan also famous for sacred Harihareshwar temple. Secluded flat beach with white sands is really inviting.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Famous Harihareshwar temple - known as Kashi of South - is a must visit. Also water sports are available. Food is typical Maharashtrian stuff with also chat & south Indian options. Nothing much to shop except kokam sherbat, aamla sherat, mirchi aachar etc.

Activities & things to do: Water sports, nice long beach walk

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: 65 kms from Mangaon on Konkan railway or on Mumbai-Goa highway.
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Sanket Kulkarni
  • Sanket Kulkarni
  • Lives in Aurangabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Kokan trip"

  • Posted Jan 31, 2013
Harihareshwar is situated in a very isolated corner of maharashtra, raigadh.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Gokul homestay provides you the pleasure of real domestic resident in kokan

Activities & things to do: Darshan in temple, beach plays, kokam sharbat taste and more

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: First you look for the position of sea winds and get informed by local people
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