Shriwardhan Tourism
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Shriwardhan Tourism

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We had been to Diveagar from 1st May to 3rd May. We stayed at the MTDC Exotica beach resort . I will come to the review of the place which was fantastic later. Let’s deal first with Travel Hungama.

I booked the MTDC resort called Exotica Beach Resort in Diveagar through a Mumbai based Agent called Travel Hungama. It was the worst decision of the tour.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: 1. Suhas Bapat’s eatery: This is a truly amazing place with awesome food. You will be served authentic maharastrian food with Modak. The contact number is: 09423837967, 09271127337. you need to call in the morning and confirm your order. Ad-hoc visits will leave you disappointed, cos often the food is cooked as per orders and there is no surplus as good food never goes waste ;)
2. Suvarnaganesh Khanaval by Anant Parker: Contact no: 952147 – 225045. Very near to Pinakin Hotel and Ambience cottages (by walk 10 min): Amazing non-veg food. The pomfret served was the best we had in long long time. The rate for a non veg thali is 150/- which includes a decent sized pomfret fry.

Activities & things to do: 1. The virgin beach: The best thing to do in Diveagar is nothing. Just visit the virgin beach and do nothing else.
2. Murud-Janjira Fort: Another must see location is the Murud-Janjira fort.
Note: Please hire a local guide( charges 15/- if you go in a group)..If you are a couple, you can bargain for 120/-…there is a lot of historic information which you rather have for relevance, than aimlessly roaming around the fort. To visit Murud Janjira you should be leaving Diveagar early at 8.00 and go to a town called Dighi (takes 45 minutes) and take the ferry boat at 9.15 am to go to the fort.

3. Golden Ganesha temple: And of course visit the Golden Ganesha temple. It is nerve wracking experience to see the Golden bust of Ganesha displayed in the temple .It was found buried in the ground in a 900- year old chest trunk in a wadi nearby. Don't forget to go to the wadi ( prakat sthan) and meet the lady (in seventies) who actually discovered the golden ganesha.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Pune to Diveagar - 156 km (via Mhasala). Approx time: 4.5 hours
(Route - Pune - Paud - Mulshi - Mangaon via Tamhini Ghat (turn left from the Highway and later right from the Main Market) - Sai-Morba Ghat - Mhasala (before S. T. stand turn right from main road) - Vadavali phata - Borli - Diveagar)I would say the roads were newly laid so we were lucky. And yes, as he said the view throughout was refreshing and makes the 4.5 hours journey enjoyable. The only con about the journey is lack of good places to eat. So make sure to pack some sandwiches or chips on your way.
Also, only IDEA and Reliance have some kind of a network, so inform your family not to get worried if you are not reachable.
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Vinay Pandey
  • Vinay Pandey
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  • Lives in Pune
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  • 22 Reviews

"Nice beach, not very calm not very rough"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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....... More
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Dinesh Khaparkar
  • Dinesh Khaparkar
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews

"Shriwardhan"

  • Posted 1 year ago
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....... More
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Dinkar  Suryawanshi
  • Dinkar Suryawanshi
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"Savali"

  • Posted 1 year ago
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....... More
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Chikalesh Nikam
  • Chikalesh Nikam
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews

"Good location"

  • Posted 1 year ago
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....... More
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Rajesh Deshmukh
  • Rajesh Deshmukh
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"Shriwardhan, hariharewasher and diveagar is..."

  • Posted 1 year ago
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....... More
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  • 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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