The Famous Harihareshwar Beach: Popular Beautiful Beaches in Konkan

Surrounded by four holy hills Harihar, Harshinachal, Bramhadri and Pushpadri, Harihareshwar has two beaches on either sides of Harihareshwar temple. 

Harihareshwar has a beautiful beach with an ancient Shiv Temple and a  Kalbhairav Temple on the beach. Situated on the Konkan coast, the Harihareshwar beach is nestled near high mountains of the Western Ghats.

The black sandy beach is clean and relatively less crowded (can be slightly crowded at times.)

I visited this beach in 2016. I must say it has that dark clean sand which is very rare in Konkan.

Walk around the beach and feel exhilarated. An occasional wave will wash your feet. Since the beach is gaining popularity, you can find water sports on the beach.

Attractions: Harihareshwar Temple is a major Pilgrimage centre. Consider to visit nearly beautiful konkan beaches – Deveagr and Aaravai

Distance:

By Air: Nearest Airport is Mumbai, 215 Kms
By Rail: Nearest railhead is Mangaon on Konkan railways
 
By Road:
Mumbai to Harihareshwar : 230 Kms via Mumbai–Panvel–Mangaon-Goregaon Phata on Mumbai–Goa highway. It’s Pune to Harihareshwar 175 Kms
Six seater rickshaws, taxis and private buses are available from Shreevardhan

Where To Stay: M.T.D.C. accommodation is available. Also many homestays are available. I selected to go for a homestay and the experience was amazing.

What to Eat: Try homemade Malvani food. For non-vegetarians Fresh Malvani fish curry, Bhakri, Malavani chicken – wade are in must try category. In May-June, you can miss the opportunity to try fresh Hapus Mango and Cashew nuts. If you want to try something more then have a bite of Bondu which is Cashew apple.

Any Tips:

This place becomes crowded in seasons so its better to do hotel reservations in advance.

For online hotel bookings I would recommend 2 website. #1 and #2. I always read hotel reviews before doing any online bookings and I would suggest you to do the same.

Map Of Harihareshwar Beach

Center map
Traffic
Bicycling
Transit

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So guys thats it for this article. If you want to read some more Kokan articles then these are my favorite. Travel now and create great memories to cherish. Bye guys take care and enjoy your life.

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