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Harihareshwar - Of Historic Importance


The origin of the land of Harihareshwar dates back to the era of the Great Maratha Rule under Emperor Shivaji. The first Peshwa Ruler, Bajirao, is said to have paid a visit to this holy place back in 1723. The ancient architecture of the many temples and monuments here stand testimony to the Indian architectural style that was adopted and practised in those times.

Each temple has a story attached to its sculptures – the many Hindu epics that will leave you spellbound. Harihareshwar is a quaint little town in the district of Raigad in Maharashtra. Surrounded by the four hills of Brahmadri, Pushpadri, Harshinachal and Harihar, Harihareshwar lies in the Konkan region and is surrounded by lush green forests on one side and pristine beaches on the other.

Harihareshwar is famous for the Harihareshwar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, the reason behind the label of Devghar – the House of God. It is at this very point that the mighty river Savitri meets the Arabian Sea.

Tourist Places In And Around Harihareshwar

Harihareshwar is a religiously significant destination and is referred to as the Dakshin Kashi. It is home to the many temples of different deities like Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma. The Kalbhairav Temple and Yogeshwari are yet two other religious spots. Harihareshwar is noted for its picturesque beach; Harihareshwar Beach that is ideal for a weekend getaway.

Ganesh Gully is a beautiful surprise for nature lovers and Ganesha worshippers. Bagmandala is a little village and serves as a wonderful tourist attraction. The Pushpadri Hill nearby adds to the charm of the entire scenic spot.

How To Reach Harihareshwar

Harihareshwar is easily accessible by all modes of transport be it air, rail and road.

The Best Time To Visit Harihareshwar

It can be visited almost anytime during the year, though post monsoon and winter season is the best period to explore this little village. Harihareshwar attracts a humongous crowd annually for not only its temples but also its scenic beaches. Pleasant ambience, panoramic beaches, rustic temples – Harihareshwar has it all.

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How to Reach Harihareshwar

  • By Road
    There are several state owned and private transport buses available that connect Harihareshwar to other nearby and distant cities and towns. Pune and Mumbai are 171 km and 195 km away by road respectively. The average fare of these buses is about Rs. 3 per kilometre. If you plan to drive down to Harihareshwar from Mumbai, opt for the Panvel � Goa highway, and take the deviation once you reach the village of Mangaon.
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  • By Train
    Mangaon is the nearest rail head to Harihareshwar, about 60 km away. Mangaon lies on the Konkan Railway Line and is well linked to Pune and Mumbai and other important cities within and outside the state of Maharashtra.
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  • By Air
    The Chattrapati Shivaji Airport in Mumbai is the nearest International Airport to Harihareshwar, situated at a distance of around 197 km. The Airport is well connected to all other cities and towns within and outside India with the help of regular flights. A taxi service from the Airport to Harihareshwar costs about Rs. 3,500 on an average. The Lohegaon Airport in Pune, the Gandhinagar Aiport in Nashik and the Kolhapur Airport are also conveniently located for domestic travel.
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