Harihareshwar – Shrivardhan Beach Escapade


Hello petrolheads of all ages. It’s been a while since my last adventure. Here’s a short stint of a new destination that I decided to explore, along with a few crazy friends.

Harihareshwar – a small coastal town in Raigad district, in Maharashtra, India, surrounded by four hills named Harihareshwar, Harshinachal, Bramhadri and Pushpadri. The river Savitri enters the Arabian Sea from the town of Harihareshwar. Towards the north of the town is the temple of Lord Harihareshwar, said to have been blessed by Lord Shiva. Hence Harihareshwar is often referred to as Dev-ghar or “house of God”.

In other words, Harihareshwar is a popular beach resort with two beaches, one to the north and the other to the south of the temple. Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation has a resort on the south beach. Harihareshwar, along with Shrivardhan and Diveagar Beach forms a popular weekend beach destination from Pune (190 km) and Mumbai (210 km).

Although, being the Independence Day (15th August, 2015) weekend, to our luck, we got a 6 bed room at the Harihareshwar Beach Resort, right off the coast, with a beach view too! Although I can vouch for the cleanliness of the rooms, the food isn’t all that great.

The resort manager, the ever-generous lady, suggested that we take a look at the Shrivardhan beach, before heading back home. And so we did just that. Unlike the Harihareshwar beach, the Shrivardhan beach gets less visitors, although it’s the prettier location of the two.

Well, without much further ado, here goes our pictorial documentation. Enjoy!

Off Mumbai - Goa Highway (NH 17)

Off Mumbai – Goa Highway (NH 17)

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The journey begins

The journey begins

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Selfie time

Selfie time

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Harihareshwar Beach

Harihareshwar Beach

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Shrivardhan Beach

Shrivardhan Beach

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Spot the waterfall

Spot the waterfall

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That was some delicious butter chicken and chicken Malvani I’ve ever had!

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Pan fried malvani prawns…amazing!

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Serene

Serene

Worth braving the rains for this view!

Worth braving the rains for this view!

Turn baby Turn

Turn baby Turn

Chomping on some delicious grilled corn

Chomping on some delicious grilled corn

Nothing but an open road for me!

Nothing but an open road for me!

Beach Selfie

Beach Selfie

Mumbai to Harihareshwar

Mumbai to Harihareshwar

We were able to shoot a few videos of our rides, which I’ve tried to incorporate in a short film. Take a look: http://youtu.be/SFZ3Q239s44

UNTIL THEN, RIDE HARD!

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