The glitter of white sand added by the peaceful blue waters and the gentle breeze that makes the coconut palms and the areca nut trees sway, add on to the grandeur of the dreamy beach town of Diveagar.
The beautiful beach side village is located on the Konkan coast in the state of Maharashtra.It offers its visitors nothing but pure bliss. The seashore here extends to a length of 6 km and is one of the major tourist draws here.
One of the finest beaches on the Konkan coast, it also gives a sneak peek into the Konkani lifestyle and culture. Diveagar is one amongst a group of three beach towns in the district of Rajgad and the others being Shreevardhan and Harihareshwar. The coast is rich with flora and fauna.
How To Reach Diveagar?
The nearest airport to Diveagar is the Chhatrapathi Shivaji Airport in Mumbai which is approximately around 100 km from here. The airport is well-connected by various other major airports within the country and as well abroad.
The nearest railway station to Diveagar is the station at Madgaon, which is at a distance of 30 km. The station offers good connectivity to major towns and cities across the state of Maharashtra and also across the country.
Traveling by road is one of the best options to reach Diveagar, as there are plenty of buses which ply regularly from the cities of Mumbai and Pune. Mumbai is located at a distance of 190 km and would take around 4 hours to reach whereas Pune is at a distance of 160 km and would take around 3.5 hours to reach.
Best Time To Visit Diveagar:
The best time to visit the seaside town is from the month of October to April. The summers here tend to get really hot and humid and would make it a very difficult task for one to move around.
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What To See In Diveagar?
1. Diveagar Beach
This is a white sand beach along the Arabian sea. Unlike most of the other beaches, where the surface tends to be flat, here the surface isn't so flat, which makes the waves stronger and wavy and also a perfect stop for sea surfing. It is a perfect weekend getaway for those from the cities of Mumbai and Pune.
There are lot of adventure sports which you can enjoy at the shore like parasailing, jet skies, motor boat rides and many more. An added attraction here is the ATV ride on the seashore.
2. Suvarna Ganesh Temple
The major attraction here is the gold idol of Lord Ganesh which is believed to have been unearthed by a person called Draupadi Dharma Patil. The idol was found in a copper chest along with several ornaments and an inscription in Sanskrit which dates back to the 10th century.
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3. Rupnarayan Temple
Believed to have been built in the 13th century by the King Shailahar, it is also known as Sundernarayan Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has some fine sculptures.
The idol of the presiding deity, Vishnu in standing posture with four arms, is an interesting example of art. The idol has been chipped so intricately that one would get to see all the ten incarnations of Vishnu in the clockwise direction.