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General Information about Harihareshwar

Surrounded by four hills and with river Savitri flowing through the town, Harihareshwar is famous for its temple of Lord Harihareshwar and is a popular weekend beach destination especially for people in Mumbai and Pune.

Known as the temple town, this place has some beautiful temples you can pay a visit to while in town. Some of the very famous and stunningly crafted temples, including the Kalbhairav temple, Soja Devi Temple and the Shankar temple is a treat to the eyes of all the visitors visiting Harihareshwar for the first time. There are grand festivities which are being held every year in the Kalbhairav temple and the Shankar temple during the time of Shivratri, which attracts a lot of tourists over to the place. Ganesh Vandana is also an important ritual of this location, and thus the Ganesh Gully is one of the most frequently visited locations in the town, which has a 30 feet tall statue of Lord Ganesha.

Harihareshwar comes across as a pleasant surprise with some of the most peaceful and beautiful beaches along the Konkan Coast. The nearby Pushpadri hill and surrounding dense woods only make the beaches more attractive. The name literally translates into the abode of Lord Shiva and the place assumes significant spiritual and religious importance. Harihareshwar's ancient temples also let the visitors view a unique blend of the Indian and Maratha architecture .

The best time to visit here is between October to March, it is good to be avoided during monsoon. Food lovers can relish a variety of sea food delicacies here & a small boat can be hired to go to the north side of the bay and explore a land where the ‘Peshwas’ of the Maratha kingdom originally resided.

Konkani food is the best option here. Authentic Konkani dishes full of flavour and original elements is sure to be enjoyable. One must try the famous and refreshing Kokam Sharbat here. Since this is a temple town, most common eateries are vegetarian, but you will find non-vegetarian menus at a few joints as well as options from a typical North Indian cuisine.

An Ideal Itinerary :

Day 1: If you make it to the town by morning, freshen up a bit in your hotel and then head out to explore the beautiful place Harihareshwar is. You can visit the major temples of the town on Day 1.

Day 2: Utilise the second day of your trip to head out to the beautiful beaches of the city. Spend either you sunrise or your sunsets in one of those beaches to witness the beauty of these moments. And if all this doesn't make you tired, then head out to roam around the small, beautiful streets of the city to shop for yourself and to remember the parts of this place forever.

Few Places of Interest :

Harihareshwar beach
The beach at Harihareshwar is comparatively less crowded and is therefore prefered by those looking for a calm and peaceful holiday.

The beach is pretty clean and water sports are thoroughly enjoyed here. The Kalbhairav temple at the vicinity of the beach can be included in the same trip. It provides panoramic views of the unending stretch of Arabian Sea and turns out to be a delight for photographers, honeymooners and nature lovers.

Kalbhairav Temple (Shiva Temple)
Kalbhairav Temple (Shiva Temple) is one of the oldest known temples in the state of Maharashtra with Lord Shiva as its main deity. An idol of Kalabhairava, lord of manthrasastras is also there in the temple. Temple Yogeshwari, renowned as Dakshin Kashi is also present in its premises. During festivals like Mahashivarathri, tourists flock to pay homage to their revered lord.

Ganesh Gullly
Ganesh Gully is a furrow that is quite slender and it lies between the two hard Rocky Mountains and is about 3 feet wide. The place is surrounded by natural beauty and many tourists visit the place to get a glimpse of the Ganesh Idol.

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