Shriwardhan Tourism

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Read 23 Shriwardhan reviews with average rating of 3.9/5

Pranesh Bhosleratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

1 review

Mysterious beach in Maharashtra

I am telling you about secret place where there is no crowd, alone from pollution, traffic jams, home made food, and long Beach with no man's beach. That's was great experience when me and my friend went. We stay at one village they gave us rented with garden where we could party. We make our own food. They charge less for rent. But I like beach with no crowd. Away from work, pressure.

Amit Kulkarniratingratingratingratingratingrating3.6/5

2 reviews

Overall a nice experience

Located completely off track from main cities. This's gives glips of old days with modern changing times. You will find water sports on main beach as well you can get good lonely place to sit in solo. Rushing waters are really soomiting to heart & brain. Don't accept mall culture here also. You won't get hard drinks. Only beer out are allowed one can get good fish treats in near by hotels. It's good breakout. Only if you stay back.

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Shriwardhan Overview

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.