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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Sourabh Kavathekar
  • Sourabh Kavathekar
  • Lives in Pune
  • 7 Reviews

"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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  • Yogesh
  • Lives in Pune
  • 3 Reviews

"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
  • Vinay Pandey
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Pune
  • 13 photos
  • 22 Reviews

"Nice beach, not very calm not very rough"

  • 6/7
  • 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
  • Dinesh Khaparkar
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews


  • 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
  • Dinkar Suryawanshi
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews


  • 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
  • Chikalesh Nikam
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews

"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
  • Rajesh Deshmukh
  • 2 Reviews

"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
  • Harish Shahade
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 3 Reviews

"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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Prasanjit Maity
  • Prasanjit Maity
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"Not as expected"

  • Posted Aug 29, 2012
The beach was below expectations. After being to Kashid and Alibaug, i thought this might be another beautiful beach on western Maharashtra. But the beach had rocks on the shoreline. It was dirty, not at all clean. And the crowd was basically confined at the entrance. In the faraway stretches it looked beautiful but didnt look safe for a couple. Eaveteasers made it impossible to explore the whole beach..

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food was good..especially sea food..

Activities & things to do: You can visit the nearby temples and caves

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: The official MSRTC website says that ST buses take 4 hours from Mumbai to Shriwardhan. But actually it takes a good 6 hours to reach the bus stop. That too without traffic. Add traffic and it will take around 7-8 hours (our return journey was more than 7 hours). If you are planning to travel by ST bus please book your tickets in advance, bcoz its a really painful experience to travel at the back for 6-7 hours.
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Nitin Bansode
  • Nitin Bansode
  • Lives in Thane
  • 3 Reviews

"My Promotion Party"

  • Posted Feb 24, 2012
I did not travel to Kashid but been to Shrivardhan and Harihareshwar. We stayed at Shiv Shanti Holiday Inn at Shrivardhan on 4th & 5th Feb 2012.

The experience was fantastic however due to long travelling (From Dombivli to Shrivardhan) we hardly get time to enjoy at Beach.

The beach was awesome with almost clean water and surrounded area. Also the hotel was at good location and rooms were spacious & clean .

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Although Food was not in good quantity (being Thali and not unlimited), taste was definitely great. We enjoyed Seafood a lotů...
One can get fresh Seafood in local market.

Activities & things to do: Enjoying on Beach is the best activity for this location.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: One should have atleaset 3 days to enjoy, keep enough clothes so you can go inot beach as many times as you can.
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