Shriwardhan Tourism

Shriwardhan Tourism

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Shriwardhan Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Beach
Shriwardhan is a small town in Raigad district, in the state of Maharashtra.This beautiful coastal region has a town called Harihareshwar which is famous for a Shiva temple. Shriwardhan has a number of beaches and gives an illusion of a peninsula. The destination also has other beautiful beaches nearby such as Diveagar Beach and Kondivali Beach. A huge number of people come from across Maharashtra to Shriwardhan to visit the nearby beaches all round the year.

Shriwardhan has historical importance. It is believed that Arjuna visited Shriwardhan in his pilgrimage. Shriwardhan was under Ahmadnagar and afterwards under Bijapur. It also has mention in the accounts of leading European travellers like Ziffardan. It is also known as the birth-place of Balaji Visvanath, who was the first Peshva and the Deshmukh of the town.

Shriwardhan is part of the sixteen fortifications in the Konkan region which was handed over by Balaji Vishwanath Peshwa to Kanhoji Angre of Kolaba. Chattrapati Shahu, the grandson of Chhatrapati Shivaji, appointed Balaji as the first Peshwa of the Maratha Empire.

One of the oldest towns in India, Shriwardhan was known as the town of Peshwas. Pune was the capital of the Peshwas who ruled the region for over 100 years. In 1750, the third Peshwa, Balaji Bajirao built a big house here. In 1988, a statue of Balaji Vishwanath was also built here.

The main temple of the town is Shri Laxminarayan Temple, built in the Hoysala architectural style, which is present since the time of Peshwas. There are other temples, Kusumdevi, Somjai, Bhairavnath and Jivaneshwar in the same style. Shriwardhan and Harihareshwar are called the twin cities.

Diveagar nearby attracts many tourists due to its calm and peaceful locations. There are long stretches of beaches. Most of the beaches are unexplored here and now with growing commercialisation, it attracts a great number of people. The coastal areas are famous for white sand, palm groves and mango plantations.

The best time to visit Shriwardhan is from October to March. Shriwardhan is well connected by road to places like Panvel (125 km), Mumbai (185 km) and Pune (180 km). The nearest rail station is at Madgaon (45 km) and the nearest airports are at Pune and Mumbai.

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Shriwardhan Traveller Reviews

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Sandeep Singh

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  • Lives in Pune
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"One of the Cleanest beach of Maharashtra - Shriwardhan"

  • 5.0 / 7
  • Posted May 22, 2015
Shriwardhan Beach is one of the cleanest beach of Maharashtra.

One must do beach adventures in the form of rides (Banana ride, Scooter, Boating, etc). Do try all the water rides. You can negotiate at Rs. 500 per person for all 5 rides (We did that only). On sundays they have an additional ride, paragliding into the sea, which is an awesome experience to have once.

Beach has enough space that you can play sports too in the form of volleyball (without nets), cricket as its not that crowded beach, & football too.

Food is just awesome. I liked the food served at every other stall. Pomfret fish is one of the popular dish of Shriwardhan. Liquor is not served at beaches so one has to get it by own. There is a seafood market nearby beaches which sell raw fishes, prawns at very nominal rates(again you have to bargain/negotiate).

We got the fish from Pune itself and ask them to cook for us. They did that too at Rs 1000 only.

You won't get Hotels there but the sea side shelter is just fabulous to spend night at. We were group of 20 people(Company's trip) so we booked around 4 rooms only. They charged 500 per room but didn't restrict us the no. Of people per room. We managed to accommodate 5 people per room anyway.

If you are fond of seafood and want to have some water fun, sports with your friends, avoiding the crowd like GOA then this is the place for you.

We went on weekend, and it turned out to be worth for money trip. (other than Goa where you need 5K per head).

I hope you would have fun. :)

Enjoy, Cheers..!!
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Sanchay Kulkarni

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"A weekend gateway for group/couple"

  • 4.0 / 7
  • Posted May 5, 2015
Srivardhan is a small town located in western coast, ~60 km off Mumbai-Goa highway. Come here for beaches and excellent seafood that is served in houses (plenty of houses have a dining table kept outside, and taste is better than seafood served in restaurants). Another town nearby is Harihareshwar, which is again a beach, and Lord Shiva temple. Both destinations are pretty much a site for those who love beaches, and these beaches are lot cleaner than popular beaches such as Alibaug or around. Not very luxurious accommodation facilities are available, you might have to adjust with countryside accommodation, which in turn, is pretty good experience, especially for couples.
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Sourabh Kavathekar

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  • Lives in Pune
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"Real Kokan"

  • 5.5 / 7
  • Posted Oct 4, 2014
I can say one of the serene places in Konkan area. The accommodation and the food availability is at reasonable rates and there are many options for visit in the span of 20 Km, beaches, temples and forts. The seafood is available at reasonable rates and is fresh. All types fruits are available there, like mango, amla, kokamb and karavand.
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  • Lives in Pune
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"Nothing special, contrary to what most websites claim"

  • 3.5 / 7
  • Posted Jun 12, 2014
We went there with lots of hope, but would find nothing special there. Same dirty, smelly beach without toilets and water. there is nothing special to see here. I am very disappointed with the place. The place has lots to offer according to many travel websites; but I didn't find anything worthwhile. It was a total waste of time for me.
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Vinay Pandey

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"Nice beach, not very calm not very rough"

  • 6.0 / 7
  • Posted Feb 9, 2014
Shrivardhan beach is a small stretch of 3 Kms. It is not cleanest of beach but the sea is absolutely great - not very rough like Diveagar or Ganpatipule, and not too calm like Nagaon or Murud-Karde-Ladghar belt. It is great for water sports and there are basic amenities for water sports available in Shriwardhan beach.

Other than the beach, there are mostly temples that one can visit - we visited Somjai Devi temple and it was a good experience. There are few more temples that can be visited. Harihareshwar and Diveagar can also be visited from Shrivardhan in 4 to 5 hours round trip with 2-3 hours stop over at these destinations.
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Dinesh Khaparkar

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  • Posted Mar 4, 2013
It was very good place for refreshment and calmness and stress relive.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Site seeing and shopping very good

Activities & things to do: nothing

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Kindly change the hotel from list, cost is high but no facility.
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Dinkar  Suryawanshi

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  • Posted Jan 3, 2013
It was good with good scenery & good accommodation.The people at the resort are well behaved & ready to help round the clock.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is very good with good quantity & quality. sea food is awesome. There are many temples surrounding the area & the beach at shrivardhan is very good & clean. No fear of drowning even kids can enjoy the place very well as the sea is not deep. There is not much to shop in this place. This place is good for spending peaceful time & enjoying at beach with some good food.

Activities & things to do: Visiting temples & enjoying the beach & can play out door & indoor games.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: This place can be reached via satara, mahabaleshwar, pratpgadh, mangaon, morba, masla,s hrivardhan, this route has good scenery & ghat section. from start to mahabaleshwar the roads are narrow & elevated with good scenery & from mahabaleshwar till mangaon the road is narrow & drives in slope, from mangoan till shrivardhan the road is very worst with lots of steep bends & curves & the road condition is horrible. you can also try the road from mumbai to mangaoan via pen/panvel & then to mangaoan, masla, divyagar to shrivardhan, this road is good compared the earlier one but will find some bad roads & the kms will be about 30kms extra then compared to earlier road. Another road is via pune via tamini ghat, its with very good scenery & roads & ghat is dangerous with very narrow roads & have to have vigil always on roads.The road is very bad. At Masla you can shop for dry fishes which is good market for dry fishes like prawns(soda) & other stuffs. The market is very good with varieties.
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Chikalesh Nikam

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"Good location"

  • Posted Jan 2, 2013
shriwardhan is good destination considering proximity to all good locations in konkan. Atmosphere is good.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: not specific

Activities & things to do: not specific

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Must travel by own vehicle
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Rajesh Deshmukh

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"Shriwardhan, hariharewasher and diveagar is..."

  • Posted Dec 1, 2012
Shriwardhan, hariharewasher and diveagar is the best destinations i have ever seen.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food was too good. Specially fish and prawns.

Activities & things to do: Diveagar beach is the best. Take a cricket bat and ball or a foot ball with u to enjoy a lot at beach.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Roads are quit good. The destination is about 180 Km from Pune.
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Harish Shahade

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"Harish Shahade"

  • Posted Oct 13, 2012
Good destination approach from Pune less than 5 hrs by road.
you can club,harihareshwar, dive agar and murud zanjira for a perfect weekend

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Not much scope for shopping

Activities & things to do: Relaxxxx

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: By road from Pune
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